Everyone has stress, and it’s not always a bad thing. Do you remember your first date with your spouse? I was totally stressed out and nervous about it. As a blogger, I am sometimes invited on media tours, and they make me so nervous. But, I’ve found most of my stress is just the anticipation of something new, and most times it works out just fine. Though, it still helps to relieve stress when you can.
There are many things you can do to relieve stress. Consistently, there are a top few that I go to first when I need to reduce stress in my life. Here are my favorte FIVE ways to reduce stress:
1. Get Enough Sleep. This is one of the biggest things I do to help relieve stress. Women typically need 6-9 hours of sleep, but we are so busy with working and family that sleep is often what we give up. Whenever I’m feeling stressed, I will remind myself that I need to go to bed. There is just nothing like snuggling down into your cozy bed and allowing yourself to relax and drift off to sleep.
2. Exercise. Before my third child was born, I was able to work out consistently. Now, I’m just so busy, it’s often hard to fit in. But, exercising is a great stress reliever. Not only does it get your heart pumping, but it released endorphins to make you feel better.
3. Take time to do something you love. One of my most favorite things is to cuddle up under a blanket with a cup of blueberry tea and a good book. For awhile, I didn’t make time to do this, but since getting an iPad and the Kindle app, I make sure I read several times a week. I can feel the tension and stress disappear as I start to read and fall into another world. It’s something I look forward to every single day.
Whether it’s painting or taking a walk or even watching television, make sure you take time for yourself and de-stress.
4. Laugh. It sounds silly to tell someone to laugh more often, but I find when my husband and I have a laugh fest, I feel so much better. It’s a great way to release stress and tension. It also has been found to release both dopamine and endorphins and can lower blood pressure and bolster immune function. .
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What do you like to do to relieve stress?
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.