Coronavirus, Black Lives Matter, peaceful protesters vs rioters, the economy, politics, masks, social distancing, it’s all stress-inducing.
I was looking back at the posts I’ve written and realized many of them deal with positive ways to eliminate stress. All of them are easy to do and should bring some fun and joy into your life. So I’ve consolidated them into this post. I hope you find this helpful.
Read about the many benefits of being outdoors, even if you can only spend five minutes a day in nature, studies show it will help improve your mood and relieve your stress.
Read how small, kind gestures not only helps others but will also benefit you, diffusing your own stress and improving your mental health.
Read how giving other people compliments can make you feel better about yourself.
Read how meditation can turn you into Superman! OK, just kidding, but it can help you feel better about yourself and lessen stress in your life.
Read why laughter really is the best medicine and how it can lower your feelings of stress and anxiety.
This one can be more difficult in the days of COVID-19. But if you want to connect with people you are not quarantining with, try an outdoor activity such as a bike ride or a hike, or zoom with them – while it’s not as good as being with them in person, it’s the next best thing in these trying times. Read on.
Read why listening to Music is an act of self-kindness.
Just being around animals can lower your stress levels. Read about the other benefits.
Read about an easy way to do something good. Bonus, doing something good, makes you feel good which lowers your stress!
Because you deserve it! Read why.
I hope these suggestions help you lower your stress level and even better, help you find your happy place.
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