You can lower your stress by taking time for yourself, having fun, and relaxing.
Try these healthy ways to relax and recharge:
- Go for a walk.
- Spend time in nature.
- Call a friend.
- Sweat out tension with a good workout.
- Write in your journal.
- Take a long bath.
- Savour a cup of tea.
- Play with a pet.
- Work in your garden.
- Get a massage.
- Read a good book.
- Listen to music.
- Watch a comedy.
Life can get busy, but don’t forget to take care of your own needs. Taking care of yourself is a necessity, not a luxury.
Set aside time to relax. Put rest time into your daily schedule, and don’t put it off. This is your time to take a break and recharge.
Connect with others. Spend time with positive people who make your life better. A strong support system works against the negative effects of stress.
Do something you enjoy every day. Make time to do whatever brings you joy—looking at the stars, playing the piano, working on your bike.
Keep your sense of humour. Learn to laugh at yourself. Laughing helps your body fight stress.
Learn relaxation techniques. Relaxation and mindfulness (e.g., gentle yoga or breathing mediation) can help improve coping skills. Regularly practising these techniques is good for your body, mind, and well-being.