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Self Care: Stress Relief

Everyone feels stress from time to time, and we all battle it in different ways. Whether it’s from work or home, whatever it may be, there are negative and positive stresses, and various things you can do to better handle those stresses so that they don’t drag you down throughout the day.

Because each person can get stressed by different things or circumstances, everyone also has unique ways to unwind and relax. The bottom line is that while we all get stressed in different ways, stress can have both positive and negative impacts on our bodies and minds, and if not managed or relieved after some time, it will have worsening effects. It’s important to take time for ourselves to relax and remove these stresses in our lives.

Detach from Electronics

Turn off your phone and take a break from your computer. Take some time to detach from screens and the internet and maybe read a book or go on a walk instead. Detaching from the digital world every now and then can help us reconnect not only with those around us but also ourselves.

Drink Tea

Try some lavender tea, or if you have a favorite tea then treat yourself to a cup. Lavender has calming effect that helps with numerous things including anxiety, stress and insomnia.

Travel

Maybe you’re overdue for a vacation. If you feel overwhelmed by the things going on in your life, sometimes it can help to get away for a while. Exploring a new place can help you clear your mind. When you return, you can try to approach situations from a new angle or perspective.

Write

Try writing your thoughts down. As soon as words are written down on a page, they can be easier to process than if they’re thought about over and over in our minds. It can also help to talk about what may be stressing you and seeking help from family and friends around you.

Whichever your preference may be, make sure to take some time for yourself to relax so that you don’t get overwhelmed by the stresses in your life.

Sources:

Hurst, Kattherine. “The 5 Best Tips For Coping With Stress And Anxiety.” The Law Of Attraction, http://www.thelawofattraction.com/tips-coping-stress/.

Varner, Ashley. “Stress Triggers: How to Identify Them and Deal with Them.” Ashley Varner, 14 June 2018, https://ashleyvarner.com/stress-triggers/.

Weiss, R. J. “100 Ways to Relax and De-Stress for Under $10.” The Ways To Wealth, https://www.thewaystowealth.com/save-money/things-bored-without-screens/.

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