There are always a few simple things that can help you relieve the daily stress we all have to face. Instead of sitting on your couch watching TV and worrying a little more, go do some of these!
Go for a walk.Focus on your breathing and try not to worry about anything else. Don’t take your phone with you or set it to airplane mode if you prefer to listen to music while walking.
Take a nap for NO longer than 25 minutes.
It’s so easy to plan taking a nap and ending up sleeping for hours. Don’t do it. Napping for a very long time can cause even more stress as you’re then going to worry about that time you waste and about how much you still have to do. Set an alarm for 20/25 minutes and wake up to a calm song.
Put things into perspective.
Is it really worth to be upset because of that? Will it have serious consequences? Put it into perspective and try to think of it from the outside without all those messy feeling floating around. Sometimes a problem is only a problem in our heads.
Take deep breaths.
When you’re feeling stressed and bit more anxious than normal, it’s really important to breathe properly. Focus on it. Your brain needs oxygen too!
Talk to someone.
Telling someone everything is going through your head can help relieve a lot of pressure off your shoulders. Sometimes when you actually hear you say it out loud, it can change your perspective on things. It might not be that much of a big deal!
Listen to your favourite songs.
Close your eyes for a little while and enjoy yourself. Don’t think about anything besides the song. It will give your brain a break for that rollercoaster of thoughts.
Read a book.
Reading is always something that keeps me distracted from my own thoughts. While I’m reading, I’m not thinking about any of my daily problems and I’m keeping myself away from technology.
What strategies do you use to relieve the daily stress?