Stress is our body’s biological response to things that are demanding or threatening to us. And while stress may sometimes serve a purpose to motivate us or to let our bodies know of a threat, more often than not stress, especially at high levels, can be detrimental to our minds and bodies. In order to help you combat stress I have compiled a list of what I consider to be 6 of the best destressing tips and tricks that you can try out the next time you are feeling overwhelmed or like everything is just too much. I would love to know what you do to destress?
Something as simple as planning ahead can help decrease your stress level tremendously. By taking a few minutes out of your day to plan what you are going to do or what you need to get done, you are setting yourself up to be less stressed and overwhelmed about what may be coming up in your day.
Practice Mindfulness And Meditate
I cannot recommend practicing mindfulness enough if you find yourself getting stressed out or to even prevent stress from arising. Taking a few simple moments to yourself to put yourself in the right mindset, can help you to beat that overwhelm and stress that can seem o be taking over your life and days.
Listen To Music
Music is scientifically proven to help boost our moods and decrease stress, so if you are starting to feel overwhelmed, burned out, or stressed out simple put on your favorite song or playlist, and let the stress melt away.
Go Out Into Nature
Another great way to destress to go out into nature. Again this is scientifically proven people, so don’t just take my word for it. This stuff helps. It doesn’t have to be something intense like going on a nice walk in the middle of the woods, it can be something as quick as 10 minutes on your porch to get some Vitamin D and fresh air.
Exercise is another great way to destress and beat that overwhelm that often plagues us. Now I know you are probably like come on girl now you are telling me I have to work out to destress. No not necessarily. This can be something super quick and simple like a 10 minute walk around the block to get your blood pumping, and your endorphins going. When you exercise your body releases endorphins which are a happy hormone, so getting a little bit of exercise actually boosts your mood overall.
Disconnect From Technology
This last tip may me one of the most beneficial, but least used, and that is to disconnect and back away from technology. So much of our stress comes from how much time we spend using technology and on social media, and one quick fix for that is to pull yourself away from it. Again I am not telling you to completely get rid of technology or to remove yourself from all social media, but maybe don’t take your phone to the bathroom or carry it with you ever second of the day, instead give yourself a break.