Everybody has felt stress at some point in their lives, and for most people, it is an everyday occurrence. Sometimes the pressure of daily life can become overwhelming and you find yourself feeling stressed out and anxious about everything on your plate. This may be an indication that you need to do something to take care of your stress levels before they start getting out of hand. In this blog post, we will be discussing eight different ways you can relieve stress and feel better!
Manage Your Time
When you are feeling stressed because of all the things on your plate, it can be easy to get overwhelmed and feel like there is no way that everything will ever get done. One thing you may want to try doing is dividing your tasks amongst different days instead of trying to do them all at once! If you have a big project due tomorrow but still need to go grocery shopping today, then break up these two errands over the course of the week so they don’t pile together in one stressful day full of running around town. This tip can also work for smaller tasks as well, such as cleaning out emails or making phone calls; just divvy up small jobs throughout each day so they don’t all come due on the same day.
Writing Down Your Thoughts
Another great way to relieve stress is by taking a moment or two each day to sit down with a pen and paper (or keyboard if that’s more your style) and write out all of the things on your mind! This has been proven as an excellent therapeutic tool because not only does it help release those built-up feelings, but also helps organize them into digestible pieces so they don’t feel as overwhelming anymore. It may sound silly at first, but trust us when we say that after just one session you will start feeling much less anxiety over everything going around in your head- plus now you have something tangible to look back on in the future when you need to decompress.
Get enough sleep!
This is a big one that many people forget about, but it has been proven time and again as an excellent way to alleviate stress without doing anything at all except for allowing your body some much-needed rest. Many of us neglect our sleeping patterns because we are too busy worrying about other things like work or school; however, research shows that those who get more Z’s every night report having lower levels of anxiety than their exhausted counterparts. So go ahead and set that alarm clock 30 minutes earlier so you can sneak in another hour under the covers- it will be worth it!
Get a Massage
A massage is a great way to reduce stress because it eases tension in your muscles, helping you to feel relaxed. Our massage therapists are trained in a variety of massage techniques, each of which provides a different, customized client experience and outcome.
Enjoy a Movie or a Show
Another tip to relieve stress is by watching your favorite TV show or movie! This method has been proven to be effective because it allows us to escape from our own reality while tuning out all other distractions around us- which can definitely feel like a great way to relax after working hard all day long. So sit back, take off those shoes, slip into something comfy, grab some snacks and let yourself drift into another world where everything makes sense in just half an hour.
Schedule a Brain Tapping Session
While many of us would rather do anything but clean up our homes and workspace, it really can be one of the most effective ways of relieving stress. It not only gives you more room to breathe and relax but also helps reduce any feelings of anxiety that come from living a disorganized life where nothing makes sense anymore.
Exercise is one of the most popular ways to de-stress. Almost any type of activity, from aerobics to yoga, can be used as a stress reliever. Physical exercise boosts the production of your brain’s feel-good neurotransmitters, called endorphins. Although this function is generally referred to as a runner’s high, any form of physical activity, such as a spirited game of tennis or a nature walk, can give you the same sensation.
Listen to Music
A recent 2021 study showed that adults who listened to both personal and neutral selections of music, at home and in a laboratory environment, had significantly “reduced cortisol (the stress hormone) levels.” This was found regardless of the music type. Music also has the ability to release endorphins and improve our sense of well-being. Brain Tapping is a great way to reduce stress, because it uses sound to bring down the rapid brain waves that trigger tension while ramping up the brain waves that counteract stress, leaving you feeling calm, motivated, and happy.
Sometimes it can feel like the weight of everything in your life is piled up on you. The feeling may be so overwhelming that you start to panic and worry about how you are going to handle all these things at once. This blog has given eight different ways for people who suffer from stress to take care of themselves, but there are many more out there! If any one of our strategies doesn’t work for you or if they don’t seem effective enough, come talk with us – we can help reduce some of this pressure and make sure that your day isn’t ruined by anxiety or stress.