Hey everyone hope you’re doing well. Let me ask you something:
Have you ever felt like this?
Or maybe even this?
Have you felt the urge to do this:
If so then you’re not alone. Welcome to the stressed out club. I’ve been stressed out for a few weeks-no scratch that-months now. My current state of oblivion is due to a combination of things: life, family, work, etc… Stress is one of those unfortunate things about life and there are many ways to deal with it-both positive and negative and we don’t want the latter.
So here are five positive ways to relieve stress and anxiety.
This is a good way to relieve mental stress. If you exercise regularly you’ll lower your stress hormones, improve your sleep quality and gain more confidence.
Light a scented candle or Use essential oils. According to Healthline.com, these are some of the most common scents:
- Roman chamomile
- Ylang ylang
- Orange or orange blossom
Jot your thoughts down in a journal. Whether it’s a notebook from Dollar Tree or a kawaii stationary journal, writing can help relieve stress. Focus on what you’re grateful for or write about what’s troubling you.
This is an excellent way of combating anxiety-inducing effects of negative thinking. Mindfulness is a series of practices that keep you anchored to the present moment. Ways to practice mindfulness include yoga and meditation. Here’s a brief list of resources:
Listen to Relaxing Music
Music is another method to help relieve stress as it can have a very relaxing effect on the body. Slow paced instrumental music is highly recommended. Here’s a few playlists via Spotify:
So how to do you feel? Still stressed? No matter here’s a few more resources for you:
I hope this helps. Have a wonderful weekend and please remember your existence is important. I’ll see you soon..