You don’t need me to tell you that this year has been a very stressful time. With the year coming to a close, I want to take the opportunity to find some techniques that will help me take a step back and work on relaxing and be more mindful. If you ever feel like you are getting stressed or overwhelmed, try one of these activities and see how it can help!
Take a warm bath
Take some deep/slow breaths for a couple minutes
Try a 10 minute yoga video
Enjoy a hot cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate
Take a walk or get some other type of exercise
Make yourself a healthy snack
Talk to a family member or friend for 10 minutes
Journal and write down your thoughts
Light your favorite candle/essential oil
Squeeze on a stress ball (or a bunched up washcloth)
Read a chapter of a good book
Bake a pie or some cookies
Watch an episode of your favorite TV show
Do a craft or DIY project
Listen to a podcast
Do a full body stretch
Take a quick nap
Some of my favorite relaxation techniques are going to the gym, listening to music/podcasts and taking a warm bath. These activities help me re-center my thoughts and focus on clearing my head for awhile.
How do you like to de-stress and be able to continue to conquer all of your daily activities? Have you ever tried anything from this list? What has helped you more than others?