5 Free Ways to Destress

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Happy Monday! I feel so refreshed after the weekend. The last week has been a thorn in my side and I needed some recovery time. My anxiety was out of control and when this happens, it’s really important to take a step back and relax. I feel so much better now that I wanted to share with you 5 (free!) ways that I relaxedΒ this weekend.

  1. Brew something hot– Whether it be cocoa, coffee, or tea, for whatever reason we feel better when something is warming us from the inside out. It probably stems from our positive association of warm drinks and soup with our parents or even grandparents taking care of us when we were sick as kids.
  2. Help someone else– Doing something good for another person, even if it’s just smiling and asking how they are, takes your focus off of your problems and allows you to think about someone else’s.
  3. Read– Since graduating college, I’ve slowly started to enjoy reading again. It takes my mind away from where I am and all of my worries and lets me think about something else for awhile.
  4. Take a nap– When we’re sick or tired we take naps. The same goes for when we have a lot of worries. Sometimes we need to take a break from our anxiety-filled thoughts and just sleep it off. Waking up after a long rest leaves you with clarity and feeling refreshed.
  5. Go where you feel loved- For me, this means I go home to my parents or if my beau is in town, I go to him. It’s so important to be around people that you feel safe with. Find those people, whether they’re the baristas at a coffee shop or right in your mother’s kitchen, and go spend time with them.

What do you do to relax? Leave me a comment!

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  1. Spare five minutes here and there, and you’ll be a calmer, more focused person in no time! Exercise, even when done leisurely, is a great way to relieve stress and boost endorphins, the feel-good chemicals in your brain.

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  3. lanehollaway says:

    Great ideas! Thanks for sharing! xoxo http://lanehollaway.com/

  4. I find baking really helps as it gives me something to focus on and distracts my mind….and I get a yummy treat at the end! Thanks for the other helpful tips!

  5. Love this blog post. Mind if I reblog it giving credit to you and linking it to your page? I’m always looking for good posts to share with my readers and I know that several of them like myself deal with anxiety and would find this post helpful. Thanks!

  6. This will be very helpful today after a very crazy Monday , Sigh !!!! Thanks for the tips. I always find tea a book and being home helps me.

  7. lianatafuri says:

    Loved this! I definitely do all these things when I’m feeling stressed or if I’m having some anxiety. An other way I de stress is by going outside. Just walking my pup or going for a run always helps!

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