8 Ways to De-Stress Busy Days
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8 Ways to De-Stress Busy Days

8 Ways to De-Stress Busy Days

The word 'stress' is common in the vocabulary of many college students. It is hard not to be overwhelmed in a world that presents adverse and demanding circumstances on a daily basis. Whether it is from over-involvement, worrying about a test, turmoil in a relationship, or the pressure to succeed, here are eight ways to de-stress even the roughest day:

1. Walk it Off

Being cooped up in a room can make you go stir crazy, so take a 15-minute break to grab some fresh air. Researchers say that taking a quick walk can actually shift your brain into a more relaxed state. Plus, exercise gives you endorphins, which make you happy.

2. Pick New Tunes

While Fetty Wap is fun to listen, try switching to a calmer, more soothing artist for times of stress. Ben Rector is a great artists to 'turn down.'

3. Trade Your Double Shot Espresso for Tea

This one will be tough. By trading your caffeine in for a nice cup of warm tea, you will not only save calories, but will lower your stress levels. Too much caffeine can affect these levels and make you emotionally sustainable anxiety.

4. Treat Yo-Self

Reward yourself with a yummy treat without overindulging. Whether it is ice-cream, a piece of chocolate, or a few chips, eat something that makes you (and your tastebuds) happy. This will help lighten the mood for a moment or two.

5. Turn off That Phone

While it sounds impossible, turning off your phone in times of tension will help you to focus on the task at hand. Phones are wonderful, but can cause more harm than good in stressful situations.

6. Take a Vacay

Let your mind go on a mini-vacation for a few short minutes. Day dream of beaches, piña coladas and the warmth of the sun. This is sure to take your mind and body to a state of relaxation.

7. Go on a Date

Grab some friends and go on a date. Laughing with friends is the best way to forget about the circumstances that are causing your stress.

8. Dance it Out

Meredith and Christina 'dance it out' on Grey's Anatomy, which means that it is a proven method for relieving stress and relaxing emotions.

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