Feeling a little stressed? Don’t know how to de-stress? If so, the below tips are exclusively for you…!
- Remove yourself from what is stressing you –whether it is your school work, your job, or someone in your life stressing you out, try to remove yourself, temporarily at least, from what is stressing you out. This will not only help you stop stressing, it will also help you see through your frustration, and perhaps even help you find a solution (and see things more clearly) if you happen to be feeling stuck in a problem.
- Consider taking a power nap – think of it as not only a short escape from reality; but also as a chance to allow your brain to recharge and help your body feel more energized once more. Ideally, a 20-minute nap is perfect if you want to relieve yourself from stress and feel energized once more. However, if you have been loosing sleep lately, and are feeling very tired and lethargic, consider opting for a 90-minute nap instead. This is a full cycle of sleep; and will guarantee to make you feel better.
- Take a weekend off – sometimes, it is the best for everyone if you simply take off on a spontaneous weekend vacation. Whether you want to vacation alone, or with your family; or you want to opt for surf holidays or camping holidays…these all depends entirely on you, and what is originally stressing your out. Remember to turn off your phone as well; or you will just be taking your problems along with you!
- Listen to your body – more often than not, you feeling stressed might not even be due to someone or something in particular. In this case, looking for holiday destinations might be a little hasty and unnecessary. Generally, in these kinds of moments, consider listening to your body. Are you hungry? When was the last time you had water? Do you feel stiff with the lack of exercise? Pay attention to your body’s basic needs.
- Do something mindless – this is especially helpful if you happen to have a very stressful job. Just turn your brain off for a moment and do something mindless. For most people, watching a couple of hours of their favorite show works well enough. But other things like a craft that makes you do a step in repeat (like crocheting or knitting) can also be just as relaxing.
- Call someone you love – no matter how independent we consider ourselves to be, at a basic level, humans are social creatures. If your work or home commitments is isolating you, you will eventually begin to feel stressed and frustrated. The best cure for the moment would be to call up someone you love.