Unexpected Ways to De-stress
Beside meditating, journaling and exercising, what else can we do to help minimize the effect these troubles can cause on our mental state as well as our bodies?
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Long work days, family troubles, personal issues, money worries.
There’s an array of things that can cause stress in our daily lives. It’s up to us to find ways to calm ourselves during stressful times. Breathing deeply, meditating, journaling, exercising are all things that are known to help ourselves de-stress. But what else can we do to help minimize the effect these troubles can cause on our mental state as well as our bodies?
Here at TSL, we are always experimenting with new ideas and trends. When it comes to stress, there is no exception. Take a look at a few of these surefire tips that we have found to help calm our daily lives and settle our worries.
1. Massage Your Ears
The act of massaging your ears helps to release endorphins. Giving you a natural high.
Plants automatically helps calm stress levels, so grab a plant and put it in areas of your home or office (Places that you know you are primarily stressed at).
3. Blow Up a Balloon
We all know that deep breathing helps to calm nerves, but a lot of us don’t know how to breathe properly. Blowing up a balloon forces to breathe deeply, making it a great practicing tool. So run down to the drugstore, buy a bag of balloons and start breathing! You’ll feel a million times better.
When you’re feeling overwhelmed, take a look at fractals. Fractals are repeating similar or identical patterns that can be found in nature, architecture, clothing, art, etc. Looking at images like snowflakes, grass, mountains, ocean waves, sunsets, are known to have a calming effect on the brain.
5. Peel an Orange
The act of peeling an orange, releases a satisfying scent and is known to trigger anticipation of the refreshment the fruit will offer you. Once you finally have a bite of the fruit, your blood pressure will lower.
6. Pop a Piece of Gum
The act of chewing a piece of gum, loosens tension in the jaw which automatically helps make you feel more relaxed
7. Take a Mental Vacation
Taking a few minutes, to close your eyes and think about one of your favorite vacation spots, will transfer you to a place of calm that you associate with your favorite vacation location. To help this feeling stay with you throughout the day, it is recommended to make your desktop image a picture that reminds you of fun vacation times.
Whether it’s a picture of the Eiffel tower, mountain tops, beautiful beach off the coast of Hawaii, will help you relax.
Find Your Inner Peace
You don’t have to be overcome by stress any longer. Follow these tips, de-stress, and you will be well on your way to a carefree life.