Take A Bath
It’s so simple it sounds condescending. Just. Take. A. Bath. But really, it works. You don’t need bubbles and you don’t need candles, though I would suggest dim lighting and a solid Pandora station. There’s just something about enclosed spaces and being partially underwater that melts tension away. The only thing unhelpful about a bath is if you try to combine it with reading. When you’re me, this exercise results in a dripping wet book and unecessary frustration.