Coping with stress is one of the most discussed themes of our days. Finding the right solution for stress reduction is not as easy as it seems to be, because it’s necessary to identify the causes of stress. Sometimes stress can affect different parts of your body making you feel tired, losing awareness and in need of rest. But here’s what you can do for stress relief to turn on your 5 senses.
– Read a good book: an adventure novel, a commedy, a history book, something that catch your interest and help you not thinking about your everyday worries
– Watch your favorite movie or tv series: you’ll immediately feel lighter and your attention will go on the stories you’re watching
– Paint: if you love painting or taking photos, then this is the ideal activity you need to destress.
– Aromatherapy with essential oils: on you body or burning some scented candles helps you relax and turn on your “spa mode” botton.
– Coffee or tea: I love waking up with the fresh aroma of homemade coffee all around my home. Same thing before going to bed at night happens with tea or herbal infusions which usually help you to fall asleep.
– Nature: in a few days spring is coming, so go outside and breathe the fresh air and parfume of flowers. You’ll feel regenerated.
– Stress ball: if you feel stressed, then it’s easy, try squeezing a stress ball!
– Exercise: nothing helps you feel gratified such as some good exercise, like yoga, a little run or some stretching.
– Have a massage: choose among the different type of massage that suits you, from relaxing massage to thai, ayurvedic and many others, but always remember to have one from a specialist.
– Stroke a pet: pets can give you unconditional love, even in your darkest moments.
– Sing: wheter you’re in your car, under the shower, cleaning your house. Play some music and sing.
– Laugh: smiling and laughing helps you enhance your intake of oxygen-rich air, stimulates your lungs, muscles and heart, increases the endorphins that are released by your brain, but most of all, it help you release your tensions.
– Eat a piece of dark chocolate: chocolate is a stress reducer for both infants and adult and it’s very effective to improve mood by increasing serotonin and endorphin levels in the brain.
– Nature sounds: sit outside and enjoy the sounds of nature. You’ll ear sounds you have never noticed before.
– Guided meditation: meditating helps you relax and low your stress levels. Help yourself with a guided voice and all you need to do is to follow the instructions.
– Play some relaxation music: download this mp3 to try this soothing experience. Relaxing music has been created to slow down your daily rhythms and fall asleep. This song is called “Find Your Space”, from the album “For Quiet Moments”, a great collection of 50 relaxing instrumental piano songs to listen for relaxation and wellness.