10 Easy Ways To De-Stress
The coronavirus is going around and obviously that can cause a lot of stress on your mind and body. Stress isn't good at any time but getting rid of stress will help your body to stay healthy and fight off viruses. Save this list too cause even though you need it now it will come handy in the future. Most of these de-stress ideas come from HuffPost.
If you are into yoga then you know that breathing exercises can help you relax because they make your body feel like it does when you are already relaxed.
Simply make yourself comfortable and then try to picture a peaceful scene: a future vacation, your favorite beach, or even think of accomplishing a something good.
Try to make it a healthy but filling snack. When you are hungry it is hard to stay on track cause you are thinking about eating but when you fill yourself with something healthy your mind and body will full and happier.
Try and pick something you like but also classical music helps because it can soothe your mind as well as it slows heart rate, lowers blood pressure and even decreases levels of stress hormones. Any music that you love though, will flood your brain with feel-good neurochemicals like dopamine.
If you have a houseplant then check on it and if you don't have one then get one. Plus you can also plant your own or garden outside. Researchers have found that simply being around plants can induce your relaxation response.
This only applies if you are working from home doing a lot on your computer or phone. Not having a screen for a bit can really de-stress yourself and also help your eyes adjust. Staring at a screen for a while can cause headaches and then give you more stress.
I know this sounds weird but chewing gum doesn’t just make your breath better it can relieve anxiety, improve alertness and reduce stress during episodes of multitasking
You can knit, sew, paint, woodwork, ect. Repetitive motions, like the fine motor skills used to knit, make jewelry or cross-stitch can soothe anxiety. It can also be time consuming but at the end you will have something you made and you never know you might be able to make money off of it in the future.
Talking to friends can help with your stress because it helps to increase production of cortisol. Cortisol is basically nature’s built-in alarm system. It’s your body’s main stress hormone and it works with certain parts of your brain to control your mood, motivation, and fear. It’s best known for helping fuel your body’s “fight-or-flight” instinct in a crisis
Yoga or stretching can help not only with your body or mind. Do this at least one time a day cause different yoga poses open the shoulders, relieve neck tension and do away with general stresses of the day.