The Top 5 Ways to Destress Right Now
Life is stressful! Right now with the pandemic, the election, exams, work, or whatever else it may be, their is a lot going on. Sometimes everything can become so overwhelming that we can become absent minded and forgetful which can cause even more stress. The other day, for example, I was walking around trying to find my keys while they were in my hand. For your sake, and for the sake of those you live with, check out the top 5 ways to destress if you find yourself like I did.
1) Take a walk!
Taking a break from the screen and getting outside for some fresh air can be a real game changer. Whether it is the warm sun on your back or the sound of the leaves blowing in the wind, walking can quickly put your mind at ease and give you the reset you need to tackle your day!
2) Bake a favorite treat!
If you are anything like me, doing something such as baking where you can see yourself complete a project can be so rewarding. If you find yourself swamped with projects, I highly recommend baking an easy favorite recipe. Seeing yourself finish a task will mentally make you feel better and you get a tasty snack at the end. It’s a win win!
3) Talk to a friend or loved one
Talking out stress is a great way to mentally process for yourself what is going on and to share with someone close to you what is going on. When I talk to my mom or my best friend, it always lifts weight off my shoulders and makes me feel more centered about my tasks at hand.
4) Put on a face mask
I love this destresser. My skin ALWAYS pays the price when I take midterms. If you don’t have much time, take a quick break to apply a mask, work on your projects for 20 minutes, and then rinse! Trust me, your skin will thank you.
5) Dance it out to your favorite song
Sometimes all you need is a little dance break. Getting up and moving is such an easy way to get your blood flowing. If you are lacking song ideas, try “Everybody, Everybody” by Black Box. This truly iconic song will lighten up even the darkest of times.
This time in your life may be challenging but these 5 ways to destress really do make the temporary stress just a little easier to handle. Just remember that whatever is happening will end and everything is a learning experience to take note of and improve upon for the next time. Good luck! You got this!