Life is stressful.
I’ve always been the type that tries to get as much work done throughout the day and when I finish all of my business related work I look for something to fix or something to clean at home. I’ve always been this way, but I admit, I’m no superwoman and being on the go all day everyday is tiring.
Over the years I have realized that I should slow it down some and take time to rest and relax and that a well rested body functions better than a stressed one. Here is a list of some of my favorite ways to de-stress and relax.
1. Walking outdoors.
Long walks reset my mind. I find peace when I go out and explore. Staring at the sky and admiring nature as I walk around reminds me of how blessed I am to be here.
2. Getting massages
If you have never had a real massage before, I highly encourage you to get one. Massages not only help relieve stress but they also help release toxins that build up in the body and loosen up the muscles.
3. Going to concerts.
I love music and I enjoy going to concerts. I feel that sense of freedom whenever I go to one, it’s like all of my worries in the world disappear when I’m listening to my favorite artists play.
Yes, dancing. I find dancing one of the best ways to relieve stress and the best part is it can be done anywhere. Every morning after waking up, I blast music and dance around in my PJ’s like I’m in a music video. Ridiculous I know, but it’s fun. Singing at the top of your lungs while dancing helps too.
5. Watching movies and documentaries.
I am a huge fan of old movies, especially the black and white ones. There’s just something about seeing how everyone dressed and how they talked back in the day that I absolutely love. I also enjoy watching documentaries and anime series.
I love books and getting lost in stories. I’m a big fan of fairytales. When I can’t get away in real life, I immerse myself in a good book.
7. Sightseeing and going to museums.
I try to travel as much as my busy schedule allows and one of my most favorite things to do is going sightseeing and visiting museums. Not too long ago my family and I ventured to a beautiful castle in Pennsylvania. It was not as grand as the castles in Europe but it was by far one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen and I loved learning about those who lived there in the past. I also love seeing historical sites, monuments, and art and trying to decipher the message that the artist is trying to tell.
Yes, I’m a puzzle person. A lot of people find puzzles stressful but it’s the opposite for me. Puzzles keep me focused and help me forget about all the stress.
Yup, eating. When I’m stressed I tend to stuff my face with food, preferably cheesecake.
10. Playing video games
There is nothing as fun as releasing all of your stress on make believe characters in video games. This is my go to when I need to lash out on someone or something. I admit I sometimes get heated in games, but as soon as I’m done letting all of my frustrations out on the characters in the game, I feel so much better.
So there you have it. I’m sure I have a few more ways to De-stress to add to this list, but these are my go-to’s for when I need to feel better. I’m not saying that these ways will work for you too, but hey, it’s worth a try! Especially the “dancing around in PJ’s first thing in the morning” one.
Comment below what your favorite ways to De-stress are so I can give it a try too!
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