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Mining is a dreary and overly demanding job with long hours of work, which is why relaxing in between shifts, or small breaks that miners get, is imperative. It is important for mental as well as physical health of miners. While during holidays, you can go on vacations or relax in your bed all day long how are you supposed to relax once you are mentally and physically tired and still have to work for a couple more hours? Well, you do not have to worry. There are a few ways to adopt during your break, to relax.

These methods are:

  • Yoga:

There are different types of yoga. You can do yoga for weight loss, for increasing your height, for getting a flexible body, etc. Similarly, there is yoga to release stress and anxiety. You can learn these yoga steps and repeat them during your break. This helps you keep your sanity and helps you release all the stress that has accommodated all day long.

You can find a nice quiet spot in the fresh air and meditate there. Meditation is one of the most popular branches of yoga that helps in relaxing the body and mind and gives you a positive attitude towards life.

  • Stretching:

Have you seen cats and dogs stretching the numbness and tiredness of the body out? It is of animal and human nature, all folks tend to stretch their tired muscles out. So if you stretch your muscles during your break or even while working, you can feel relaxed.

For a full body stretch, you can start from your neck muscles; go through your shoulder, back, chest, lower back, hips, thighs, calves and then ankles. Doing that you can stretch all the muscles of the body, and avert tiredness.

  • Deep breathing:

In the mines, the air tends to get stale, as mines are very deep in the ground. The lack of oxygen in the body makes the miners anxious and tired. Going into the fresh air and taking deep breaths for two to three minutes can help you regain the levels of oxygen in your body. This way you can release the anxiety and stress.

Fresh air and nature will always be your companion when you want to get rid of the stress and anxiety caused by work.

  • Quick nap:

By research and studies, it has been proven that a twenty or forty minute nap can help you revive your mental and physical strength. Therefore, a small nap in your break can help you a lot.

How Can Miners Relax In-Between Shifts?
How Can Miners Relax In-Between Shifts?

You must be wondering, ‘how on earth am I supposed to get a bed at work?’ Well, we have that worked out for you as well. You can get a camping hammock for yourself and set it up in open air for some quick refreshing nap. To find the best hammock that suits your needs you can refer to the Hammock lab.

Some kinds of hammocks that can fulfill your needs are:

  • Parachute Nylon singles:

These hammocks are perfect for a single person and are extremely durable and stretchable. They give you the perfect comfort.

  • Parachute Nylon double:

These hammocks have the same qualities as Parachute Nylon singles, but they are wider. They are basically, they are made for seating two people, but a single person can sleep on it. You don’t have exposed feet in this hammock while in Nylon singles you do.

  • Ultra-light models:

These hammocks as the name suggests are very light and can be transported with you to any place. They are portable and can be set up in any place you want. So, this one is good for you if you want to keep changing your napping places.

If you had an endless day where you were watching the clock and thinking that time wasn’t moving at all you need to find a way to unwind when you get home. Working in the mine is a stressful job and having a particularly challenging day will require even more TLC. There are ways to simply just let go of any and all stress that you have experienced but it would require you to say Timeout and be a bit selfish. Whether you have a long relaxing bath with lots of bubbles or you prefer a rigorous gym session you need to be able to let go of that horrible day and have a fresh approach for the next one.

Ways to relax after a long day at the mine

As always music calms the beast so you cannot go wrong by listening to some of your favorite tunes. Remember though that crazy and frantic music isn’t really going to relax you so it would be better to pick a genre that calms you down and that you can sing along to while enjoying your bubble bath. Classical, Jazz and world music is a great selection here that will leave you completely relaxed. You can also listen to some spiritual music and indulge in some great yoga. Yoga is good for body, mind and soul and will only make you feel better. For this you need to be in the right state of mind or strive to get there. Remember that yoga is also physical so push yourself as far as you are comfortable to go. Click here for beginner yoga advice.

Blog or write after a long day. Writing allows you to share your Dear Diary moments and this is also quite therapeutic if you feel like you need to rant about a negative situation. You don’t have to be a writer to write and you also don’t have to share your writing with anyone if you don’t want to. The idea of this type of writing is to let it all out so that you can relax afterward.

Find out what’s on Netflix Australia and watch a movie or your favorite series. Netflix has a great variety of shows and you can actually unlock programs from other countries. There is something to watch for any mood and you will never run out of options. The best thing to look out for is Netflix original programming which delivers content that you cannot watch anywhere else.

Snuggle with your pet while reading a good book. Pets are great with their warm and fuzzy approach. There is nothing more relaxing for me than tickling my cat and drawing calm from him. Pets are actually used as therapy for people with mental disabilities. The good book forms part of this exercise as reading will also make the experience so much better. Reading allows you to really let go of your reality and lose yourself in the lives of the characters. Click here for the best books to read in 2016.