Everyday Activities That Actually Relieve Stress
By Vanessa Palencia
With Thanksgiving seemingly around the corner, we know November can be a stressful month. Between party planning and work projects, our stress can really skyrocket when it shouldn’t. So with that said, I’m sharing a few tips to help you lessen your stress this month and increase your overall happiness and positivity.
You really can’t escape the benefits of exercise. It’s so good for you and your body mentally, emotionally, and physically. If you feel like you don’t have time, then try to incorporate it into your daily routine (i.e. walking briskly to the bus stop, taking the stairs to your office floor, or doing some squats between every email you write).
When you’re short on sleep, you put your body under stress in addition to all the other stressful events you’re going through. So do yourself a favor and make sure that you get an adequate amount of sleep. You’ll also be less grumpy and more energized to check things off your to-do list.
It might seem a little silly to some of you, but meditation can help strengthen your connection between mind and body. It’ll help you to focus on yourself and get your mind off of other things for awhile.
If you haven’t noticed, after having a good laugh, your outlook on life and the rest of the day can brighten up immensely. So grab a friend and watch a comedy movie or catch a comedy show at your local theater.
Plan a Vacation
There’s nothing more relaxing and as equally exciting as planning your next vacation. It really helps to get your mind off of your current-day stress and pour your energy into something that makes you smile. Who would ever frown at the idea of a weekend getaway in Bora Bora?
Get Some Sun
Studies show that people generally have higher life satisfaction when the weather is nice, so if you're usually cooped up in the office all day for work or hardly leave home, then you should make it a point to get outside and soak up some Vitamin D.