I had previously written a blog post on how to de-stress, and until this day it’s still one of my most popular posts. Since it has helped my readers out, I decided to write another post with more helpful ways on how to de-stress right now. Everyone in this world experiences stress, and although stress is part of life, it’s not healthy to feel stressed all the time. Being stressed makes you feel less energized, less optimistic, and stress weakens your immune system, which is not good.
Today I will be sharing with you five simple ways to de-stress at any moment.
1. Write It All Out
When we are stressed, we are usually over thinking and sometimes making situations worse in our head than what they actually are. What can help is to write what is bothering you and stressing you out. That way you can get crystal clear on what is causing your stress. Once you know what is upsetting you, write down how it can be resolved. When we get out of our own head and get clear on what is truly stressing us out, it makes it easier to find a solution for it.
Once you know what is upsetting you, write down how it can be resolved. When we get out of our own head and get clear on what is truly stressing us out, it makes it easier to find a solution for it.
Maybe you are stressed because you have been working and doing too much, the solution would be to take some time off for yourself. Even if it’s just for a day or even half a day.
Maybe you are stressed out because something you thought you would achieve by now isn’t happening, maybe the solution would be to be more patient and kind to yourself, having faith that you will reach it at the right time.
Write down what is stressing you out, how it’s making you feel and what you could do to fix it.
2. Take Time Off
I know not everyone can take a week off out of nowhere or even a day off. But if you can, do it! Sometimes getting out of your routine really helps you de-stress.
Of course, what you do in your time off is important. You have to do something that will calm and rejuvenate you. Whether that’s at home or wherever you go.
If you are someone who can’t get a day off, then try taking an evening off for yourself.
- Take a relaxing bath
- Read your favorite book
- Write in your journal
- Spend time in nature
- Listen to relaxing music
There are many things you could do to relax and unwind after a stressful day. Instead of checking your emails, being on social media, watching tv… unplug and make time to heal yourself.
3. Express Your Creativity
I know life can be so busy sometimes that we completely forget to express our creativity. It has been proven that expressing your creativity reduces stress and anxiety, makes you more optimistic, and increases your happiness. Remind yourself of what you used to do that made you get lost in your own world. Bring more creativity into your life, whether that is by painting, drawing, playing an instrument, writing, running, swimming, singing, etc.
This is something that I need to work on as well because I used to love singing (still do) but I haven’t made time for it. But now I will, and you should make time for what you love too! 🙂
4. Take A Power Nap
Sometimes all you need is a good 20-30 minute nap. They have done plenty of studies that napping on a regular basis helps to reduce stress and is useful for rejuvenating your body. It will also help you function better the rest of the day without having to drink more coffee.
If you find it hard to take a nap during the day, what can help is to drink a calming tea, close the blinds, wear comfy clothes, put on your blankets and don’t forget to set the alarm for 20-30 minutes.
5. Exercise Outside
There are such good benefits for exercising outside. For example, you are getting fresh air, getting some sunlight, you will feel happier and energized, and the best part is that it’s free! 🙂 It also improves your mood and makes it less boring by having a beautiful scenery around you.
You can simply take a walk or go jogging. You don’t have to necessarily work out, just by walking outside in nature, you will get all the amazing benefits.
Even though stress will never completely go away, learning how to cope with stress throughout your life will help improve your health and help you become a better person overall. If you have not already, make sure to check out my previous post on how to de-stress at any moment.
What tips do you have to de-stress?
Have a beautiful and peaceful day! 🙂
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Love these tips. Trying them out right now 😉 Thanks for sharing!
Thanks, Andy! I am sure they will help out 🙂
Casey the College Celiac says
Exercising or taking a long walk outside always helps me relax, as does long baking sessions with Netflix, time out with friends and cozying up with a good book!
Those all sound really great! Thank you for sharing with us Casey 🙂
Daneen Rogers says
Working on #4 in about 5 minutes LOL wicked migraine and I think this is just what the doctor ordered. Getting my tea and chilling for 1/2 hour. Thanks for such a great post, I shared it with my facebook friends 🙂
That is so sweet of you Daneen. Thank you so much for sharing 🙂 I truly hope your migraine gets much better soon!
Take good care of yourself <3
Definitely useful tips here! I find writing really helps calm my anxiety and stress, especially when I don’t want to worry anyone about my internal issues. Thanks for sharing!
Yes, I definitely understand what you mean. Thank you, Jess! I hope you have a beautiful day 🙂
Sonyo Estavillo says
I think taking time off or taking things off our plate sort of helps out with stress. Exercising definitely helps as well. I just bought an exercise machine for my home and I’ve been using it. It’s nice because now I have no excuse. 🙂
That’s great Sonyo. I agree about taking things off your plate, that can surely help with feeling less stressed! Thanks for that great tip 🙂
Love these! Writing is my biggest one (I actually wrote a blog post a few weeks ago about how words can change your life, and included a couple of the ways writing helps with stress!).
I 100% agree with taking time off and getting out into nature as well… if I let either of those things slide for too long, I definitely feel it.
How awesome, I would love to read your post 🙂 What is the link?
Hope you have a great day, lovely!
I actually write things down to get out of my head. It is very therapeutic to me. Napping is also a good way I distress I call it my mini-restart button. Thanks for this post.
Yes, it can be very therapeutic. Thank you for commenting Renita! Have a beautiful day 🙂
These are all my favorites! I also love doing a guided mediation from the Headspace app 🙂
These are such great tips Thank you for sharing! I find getting outdoors really helps – even if it’s just walking the dog, that’s still exercise right? haha!
Caitlin + Dani says
These are great tips. Getting outside on a beautiful day like today is so powerful. XO
Wells Baum says
Journalling and walking are the keys, per say.
Robin McMahon says
Such great advice! Sometimes just a five-minute hideaway is all that I need to bring me back down to sanity! It’s a great idea to refresh. Most times it seems I completely loose it when I haven’t eaten or if I’m tired. I’ve really begun trying to pay attention to what could be the leading cause of my grown up meltdowns. I’ve really gotten much better at preventing it now that I know it’s as simple as diet, exercise and sleep. Thanks for the great advice!
Closet Confections says
Great tips, especially #5. I need to do more of that.
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Atim at EffiFit says
Great tips! I’ve never thought about writing it out. I usually exercise and take a short walk/break when I’m stressed. It’s so helpful.
good points! stress free life for a healthy you 🙂
Amit bar says
Love the tips!
I relate to all of them!!!
Great, simple ideas and a nice reminder that de-stressing can be instant and easy!
Jasmine Eclipse says
I’ve been doing much better at handling my stress. It was a long time coming, but I’m happy I was able to do it! What helped me was my faith, daily devotionals, spending time outdoors, and writing!