10 ways to relieve stress in 10 Minutes
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10 ways to relieve stress in 10 Minutes

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10 ways to relieve stress in 10 Minutes

When you think everything in your life is going great, life can throw you the biggest or even smallest curve balls, stress. Instead of going for the medicine cabinet for a painkiller, here are 10 tips on how you can reduce and relieve stress in your life.

1. Tea

Everyone has their perks, mine happens to be tea. Drinking tea not only calms me when I’m stressed, it helps me when I have an upset stomach, cramps, a headache and if you're craving something sweet, warm up the kettle and pour a spoon of honey.

2. Bath bombs

Taking a warm bath after a long day can be relaxing, however, if you add a bubble bar, bath bomb, or any bath soaps, your stress will go down the drain. Bathing in a tub full of salts and oils and natural ingredients, not only smells good, it’s great for your skin. Lavender is my favorite. Relax for 10 to 15 minutes, and you’ll feel amazing.

3. Music

Listening to calming music can put you on relaxing mode especially if it's a classic or zen playlist. Grab some headphones, choose a chill playlist and relax.

4. Pets

Having a pet in the family can be a huge stress reliever. Coming home from work or school can be tiring, but once you get home you get welcomed by little creatures who give you unconditional love, there’s just nothing that can top that.

5. Reading

Scheduling a few minutes or hours of reading can be relaxing, especially if you're enjoying the book, time flies when you're having fun reading, so make some time and dive into a great book.

6. Writing

I’m not saying you should write a 10 page essay, this is more like writing down how your day went, how you felt, what happened, ways to not only express yourself, but find ways where you can make tomorrow better.

7. Yoga

You don't have to know the most craziest poses. Stretching for 10 to 15 minutes helps calms your body and mind. No yoga mat? No problem. You can use a blanket or towel or even laying on a carpet, somewhere soft, lay down and take deep breaths, you’ll feel relaxed in no time.

8. Exercise

I know what you’re thinking, why am I asking you to exercise to relieve stress? Well because it can. After a long day, burning it off on a treadmill or going for a run really helps you sweat off all the stress. Plus, having time to yourself by working out is a great way to pamper yourself.

9. No social media

That’s right. If you want to get rid of your stress, log out and get away from any social media platforms for a few hours, you don’t need to isolate yourself, just don’t keep checking your feed every 5 minutes, you might be surprised how much you can actually get done instead of checking every app on your phone.

10. Family and friends

I hope your stress didn’t come from either family or friends, but if it did, I apologize in advance. But anyways, yes family and friends can help you reduce stress. Having someone to talk to is a great way to express yourself and let someone else know how you feel, who knows, they might help you find an answer to your problems.

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