These are just a few things I do to help me relax when I'm stressed and need a break.
1. Hot Tea
For a quick little break, try relaxing with a cup of hot tea. I particularly love a nice cup of hot jasmine tea. However, any type of hot drink will probably work. Just that feeling of something hot in your hands or a sweet scent filling your nostrils is normally enough to relax my body and mind, even if it's only for a short time.
2. Warm Shower
For a better way to relax, I take a nice long steaming shower. I normally put the water on steaming hot and put on some music, usually my Pandora station or a YouTube playlist. Nothing is more relaxing then hot water running over you and listening to your favorite jams. Don't stay in too long though! Can't have the water go cold or your fingers get all shriveled up!
Another way to relax your mind is by playing some mindless games! Sometimes my friends and I hang out and just play some games together. Other times I just curl up in a comfy chair and play some games by myself. For example, sometimes I play farming simulators, like "Harvest Moon." I love the mindlessness of just taking care of my farm, crops, and animals. While other times I play "Pokemon" battles or contests with my friends. Nothing like winning against my friend and seeing them grumpy!
4. Favorite Shows
If I have some free time on my hands, I love relaxing in a chair and just watching some nostalgic shows, either by myself or with a few friends. There's nothing like kicking back and feeling like a kid again by watching some old shows. Specifically, something cheesy and classic will always bring my tired spirits up or at least get a giggle or two out of me. For example, my go-to show to watch when I need to relax is normally "Doctor Who" but recently I've also gotten into the habit of watching some "Power Rangers" as well. (No thanks to my "Power Ranger" obsessed roommate.) Hey, I'm not complaining though! Now I have a new show to make me feel like a kid again.
My favorite way to relax is just simply taking a nap! When I have gotten most of my work done and I'm feeling drained of energy, nothing, and I mean absolutely nothing, is better than falling into bed for a nap. In fact, I've gotten to be known as the sleeping member of my group of friends because they always find me either just getting up from a nap or about to take one. What can I say, I like turning my mind off completely and snuggling up in some soft blankets with a stuffed animal or two. I even decided to make one of my 4D homework assignments based off my need for multiple naps!