Life doesn’t give us enough time to breathe – and that’s a fact. The hustle and bustle of everyday errands, work, and everything in between can sometimes pile up on us mentally. This extra baggage is our unwanted friend known as “stress”. From running 3 minutes late to work to burning the casserole, stress comes in many forms and in any time of the day. While school had prepared us for algebra and literature analysis, stress management, or de-stressing, is a key factor in life that was taught about. Check out 5 simple activities below to crack the code of the art of de-stressing to make life enjoyable again!
1. Sweat it Out
Whether it be 5, 10 or 30 minutes, a relaxing jog, a long run or a fun dance session can do wonders for our brain when it comes to stress. Placing ourselves in another environment and changing the focus of our usual tasks pushes stress to the curb.
2. Welcome in Peace
Yoga has many benefits, but the most important of them all is that of peace. Yoga gives oneself the time and space to relax and take a step back from the craziness that life produces.
3. Queue the Playlist
Creating a playlist or tuning into your favourite radio station and jamming out is perfect way to bring back positive vibes and happy energy. Whether it be rock n’ roll or 2000s hits, the wonderful memories music can produce will kick stress in the butt!
4. Food = Love
Sometimes we just need to eat! Calories don’t exist in this moment! Making your childhood favourite dish with family, friends or even by yourself is sure to heal any blunder life can throw at you! After all, food is love for the body, mind and soul.
5. Paint Your Worries Away
Painting and drawing are great ways to exert emotion calmly and positively. Outside or inside, letting the stress flow out onto paper is a great way to manage and say good riddance to stress. In the end, you have a beautiful masterpiece to remind yourself how strong you actually are!
Blog Post written by Dalia Donor | 11:00 , 10 SEPT 2021