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5 Simple Ways To Relieve Stress


5 Simple Ways To Relieve Stress

Many people deal with stress every day. Whether it’s work, family issues, health concerns, or financial obligations, they all contribute to our stress levels.

When stress becomes too much, it affects your well-being which is why it is essential to know stress relievers that can calm your mind and your body.
There are several techniques such as meditation, taking a walk in nature, massages; deep breathing, etc which will be discussed here, however, it is important to note that there isn’t a one-size-fits-all when it comes to stress relief. What works for one person might not work for another. It is also worth noting that what works for you at home might not be an option when you’re at work or outdoors (doing yoga poses in your living room might feel comfortable but doing it at a mall might not be).

This makes it important to have a plethora of stress relief tools at your disposal. Then it will be easy for you to pick anyone that fits your circumstances best.

Here are five ways to relieve your stress.

  • Take In Deep Breaths:

Breathing exercises can calm the way your body and your brain within minutes. The good news is that you can do this anywhere and anytime without anyone noticing you.

Whether you are in a stressful meeting or a crowded area, doing this exercise will make you feel more relaxed.

How to practice this exercise:

Place one hand on your chest and another on your abdomen. Concentrate on your breath and try to gently breathe in and out of your nose. Your upper chest and stomach should be still, allowing the abdomen rather than your chest.
Once you start breathing slowly with your abdomen, sit quietly and enjoy the sensation of physical relaxation.

  • Try Journaling:

Journaling is a positive outlet to pour out your emotions and thoughts. This simple step helps in managing stress and coping with daily mental health struggles.
With journaling, all you need is to write in detail your thoughts and feelings about stressful events as one would in physical therapy or brainstorming sessions.

Just like talking to your best friend, writing can be a way of venting out and getting things off your mind. This is the best time to pour your heart out, express frustrations and even rage write. Journaling is one of the best ways to reduce stress and at the same time unclog your mind. Worth a try

  • Take A Walk Around Nature:

No. It doesn’t always have to be around nature. But walking in an
open space with nature surrounding you gives you a whole new scenery. Nature is known to have a calming and rejuvenating effect on the mind and body.

What better way to improve your mood and reduce your stress and anxiety than by taking a nature walk! You can do these for 30 minutes each week or at least twice a month for those with busy schedules.

  • Make Time For Leisure Activities:

Whether you have hobbies or not, try taking time out to do new things or activities you enjoy. It could range from traveling, painting, going to the beach, arcade, games, or extra fun.

Creating time for pleasure helps you feel your best and when you feel your best, you perform better. Leisure activities can be a wonderful way to relieve stress.

  • Stretch Your Body:

Regular stretching can help increase your flexibility and soothe your mind. One of the best ways to release tension in your body through stretching is yoga.

Yoga is a form of physical movement that combines meditation, light exercise, and breathing exercises. It can range from back stretches to poses such as downward dog pose, child’s pose, cat-cow, high lunge, etc which should be incorporated into our daily routines.

Stretching sessions can help relax, improve your mood, and help you sleep better.

Although stress is unavoidable, it is important to keep looking for ways to manage the ups and downs life healthily throws at us. There are other ways you can improve your well-being, you just need to know what works best for you.

My favorites are journaling and taking nature walks. They boost my creativity and unclog my mind from foggy thoughts.
What’s your favorite on the list?

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