Ways to Relieve Stress
Our the last few years, I’ve been on a journey to find healthy ways to relieve stress. Before my journey, I would ignore the stress and eventually I would break down from the weight of everything. Stress was causing so many issues, not only mentally but physically as well. I had to figure out what would make my stress better without pushing my problems under the rug. These stress relieving tips and tricks have helped me tremendously.
I have fallen in love with the bath and body works Aromatherapy line. They have everything you could ever want. I use the candles to give a calming effect around my home. I love their bath oils, soaks, and bubble bath for relaxing in a nice warm bath at the end of the day if I’m not in the mood for a bath I use their in shower steamer tablets. They release an aromatherapy scent when the warm shower water hits it. Before bed, I like to use the pillow mist to calm me and clear my mind before bed. My number one aromatherapy tip is to get bath and body works room spray for your car. I like to spray the energy scent in the mornings to give me a boost. I use the relaxing scent for the time I’m in Houston’s traffic and need a major woosah!
Meditation With Relaxing Music
I’ve started doing meditation once a day. It helps me clear my mind and escape from the world around me. I usually use this time to do my daily stretches as well. I like to play a small “Soundscapes Music for Relaxation” in the background. It has multiple sounds of nature that gives me a feeling of inner peace. If it’s been a stressful day, I’ll turn on my aromatherapy diffuser and put in my favorite mixture(sweet orange, lemongrass, and eucalyptus).
Nap with Black Out Curtains
There aren’t a lot of things that I feel a nap can’t relieve temporarily. When I’m exhausted small issues feel ten times worse. Going home and taking a nap gives me a clear mind to address the situation. Blackout curtains are one of my smartest purchases. It allows for a super peaceful, uninterrupted sleep.
I love to exercise when I’m having a rough day. Walking, running, and my favorite, kickboxing has helped me realize some stress.
Doing things You Enjoy
Doing things you like to will take your mind off the stress of the day. I love to grab a book, preferably not a stress-inducing thriller and get lost in the story. I love baking my favorite dessert. Baking can be fun when I don’t put pressure on myself for it to be perfect. Going out with friends and family to do something fun such as escape rooms, go-cart racing, or arcades can help as well.
Art & crafts
I found adult coloring books to be incredibly relaxing. I also tend to set up my bullet journal when I need a break from other things.
Relaxing YouTube videos
If I’m having difficulty going to sleep or need a break I love to watch pimple popping and soap cutting video. (I recommend Enilisa Brown videos. Her voice is calming, and her camera work is terrific.) Others tend to find ASMR video relaxing as well. Those type of sounds tend to have the opposite effect on me, but try to find whatever floats your boat.
What are your ways to relieve stress?