We've all been there. A stressful situation. Whether it be from work, personal lives, or something else, stress certainly creeps up from time to time.
In the moments, we need to find a way to de-stress. And as the adage goes, will it still bother you in 5 years from now? Probably not. Stressful moments are fleeting and we need to put them in perspective. We're probably making them a bigger deal than they actually are.
So how do we bring down the stress level? Here are the best ways I've found to calm down through many years of experience:
1. Listen To Music You Enjoy
A tried & true. Music works. Especially when it's your favorite music, as we all have personal tastes.
2. Work On A Coloring Book
Seriously. Bring it back to the childhood level with an adult twist. It's very calming.
3. Spend Time With Your Pet
Whether it's a cat, dog, gerbil, goldfish, it doesn't matter. Scientific research has proven pets bring down our level of stress.
4. Put On A Good TV Show Or Movie
A perfect distraction. Just what we need when we're stressed out.
5. Take A Walk, Run or Jog
Just get out of the house. Going for a walk, run or jog is a great way to de-stress.
6. Meditate on Things You Enjoy
Meditation is another proven way to bring down the stress level.
7. Go Shopping
It doesn't have to be a shopping spree, but just the act of shopping can be very relaxing.
8. Talk to a Close Friend or Family Member
Connecting with a familiar face can be another great way to de-stress.
9. Head To The Gym
It's a great way to release stress and get your mind and body right.
10. Find A Quiet Place To Reflect
It might be a pond, a park, a forrest, it might even be in your home, just find somewhere to relax.
11. Plan A Trip
It's one way to get your mind off of stress. The act of planning can give you something to look forward to.
12. Indulge in a Bubble Bath
A bubble bath is definitely one way to relax.
13. Light Up A Candle
The scent may be just what you need.
Are we missing anything? What do you do to relax? Think about it. All ways to combat stress and calm down.