Seven Easy Ways To Destress After A Tough Week

Seven Easy Ways To Destress After A Tough Week

2. Go for a long drive.
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Whether its a stressful week at school, work, or just in general, everyone has needed to escape from their stress one time or another. There are some simple and quick ways to help relieve this stress but everyone's different when it comes to how they destress. Here are seven easy outlets to help relieve your stress!

1. Listen to music

Music is good for the soul. Everyone has a few favorite songs they know will calm them down and help relieve whatever stress they have that day. Listening to music can also help slow your breathing and lower your blood pressure. So grab some headphones, put your favorite playlist on repeat, and just sit back and enjoy.


2. Go for a long drive

If you need to escape quickly, hop in your car, turn up the music & just drive. Nothing makes me come down from a stressful day like a long drive by myself. You get to listen to your favorite songs and enjoy the scenery around you. Plus if it’s nice enough out, you can roll down the windows and enjoy the fresh air.

Working out is a great way to relieve any kind of stress. Exercising allows you to increase your overall health and your sense of well-being. With exercise comes pumping your endorphins up, which are natural painkillers in your brain that help alleviate stress. So get your gym shoes on and head over to the closest gym!

4. Read a book

Who doesn’t love to just sit down and curl up with a good book? Reading allows your mind to

escape your everyday life. Just six minutes of reading a day is shown to reduce your stress levels more than a lot of other outlets. It also works better and faster than other techniques by lowering your heart rate and easing the tension in your muscles.

5. Watch your favorite show/funny video(s)

Laughter is arguably the best medicine. Think of your favorite Netflix show or YouTube video and pull them up for a good laugh. Laughter also triggers the endorphins in your brain, promoting an overall sense of well-being.

6. Take a long hot shower or bath

Taking a nice long hot shower or bath immediately increases your mood. This is due to the combination of bodily comfort, isolation and warmth. Being in warm water also relieves muscle pain and helps you sleep better at night. Grab your favorite bath salts and take a nice soak to de-stress your mind and body.

7. Breathe

Deep breathing is the oldest trick in the book when it comes to relieving stress. Breathing exercises are shown to help you relax because it puts your body in a state where it feels like you are already relaxed. When you breath deeply, it sends a signal to the brain telling it to calm down and relax. Breathing exercises can be done anywhere in any moment so the next time you need a quick de-stresser just remember to breathe!

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I'm A Woman And You Can't Convince Me Breastfeeding In Public Is OK In 2019

Sorry, not sorry.

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Lately, I have seen so many people going off on social media about how people shouldn't be upset with mothers breastfeeding in public. You know what? I disagree.

There's a huge difference between being modest while breastfeeding and just being straight up careless, trashy and disrespectful to those around you. Why don't you try popping out a boob without a baby attached to it and see how long it takes for you to get arrested for public indecency? Strange how that works, right?

So many people talking about it bring up the point of how we shouldn't "sexualize" breastfeeding and seeing a woman's breasts while doing so. Actually, all of these people are missing the point. It's not sexual, it's just purely immodest and disrespectful.

If you see a girl in a shirt cut too low, you call her a slut. If you see a celebrity post a nude photo, you call them immodest and a terrible role model. What makes you think that pulling out a breast in the middle of public is different, regardless of what you're doing with it?

If I'm eating in a restaurant, I would be disgusted if the person at the table next to me had their bare feet out while they were eating. It's just not appropriate. Neither is pulling out your breast for the entire general public to see.

Nobody asked you to put a blanket over your kid's head to feed them. Nobody asked you to go feed them in a dirty bathroom. But you don't need to basically be topless to feed your kid. Growing up, I watched my mom feed my younger siblings in public. She never shied away from it, but the way she did it was always tasteful and never drew attention. She would cover herself up while doing it. She would make sure that nothing inappropriate could be seen. She was lowkey about it.

Mindblowing, right? Wait, you can actually breastfeed in public and not have to show everyone what you're doing? What a revolutionary idea!

There is nothing wrong with feeding your baby. It's something you need to do, it's a part of life. But there is definitely something wrong with thinking it's fine to expose yourself to the entire world while doing it. Nobody wants to see it. Nobody cares if you're feeding your kid. Nobody cares if you're trying to make some sort of weird "feminist" statement by showing them your boobs.

Cover up. Be modest. Be mindful. Be respectful. Don't want to see my boobs? Good, I don't want to see yours either. Hard to believe, I know.

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Wearing Sneakers To The Gym Just Isn't Going To Cut It These Days

Going to the gym is more than just working out its about having the right gadgets and outfits to go with it.

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I am an advocate of making sure you sweat once a day, I love going to the gym. I blast my music, feel my muscles fatiuging, and sweat it out. As I have been going to the gym more I have noticed that people's outfits to the gym are more than just your average t-shirt and leggings people wear multicolored and matching attire and are geared up with their Apple airpods and watches.

I personally go with an old T-shirt and throw on my freshly washed leggings and my running shoes and I am ready to go, but I see how dressing in the full work out attire has a positive impact on your gym session. Feeling fully motivated in your new matching gym getup is important as you will want to work out harder and push yourself being that you are fully in the right gear. As I progress in attending the gym I want to get an Apple watch and track my data.

It is important to move your body for at least once an hour a day and by going to the gym you are ensuring this movement. Eating right also puts you on track and if you are working out and eating right you will surely soon see your hard work. NoIt doesn't matter what you wear to the gym as long as you are there your making progress. It is important however to stay motivated because in order to get anything out of the gym you have to participate and in doing so wearing a cute gym out fit will only make this better.

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