I don’t know about you, but life here gets stressful from time to time. I am very busy most days, and sometimes it’s hard to stay calm and relax because of it all. However, to keep my sanity, here are some of the things I do to relieve everyday stress that don’t take a lot of time.
1. Have a cup of tea
Seriously, I love me a good cup of tea. It takes 5 minutes to brew. You can let it steep for 10 minutes while you do other things, and then you can sit and take a 15 minute break. The aroma of the tea leaves and the warmness of the liquid help me calm down when I am all worked up. Right now, I have been grooving on Tulsi Tea, which is known as a stress reliever.
2. Make a list
If you are stressed because you have a lot to do, make a list. It’s easier to stay focused if you have your tasks organized. It also makes it easier to get through them too.
Whether it is walking at lunch time or early in the evening, walking can help you clear your head. It’s also a great form of exercise!
I am not a big yoga fan. I have tried, but it is not my thing. If you like yoga, you can try some simple yoga poses throughout the day. For me, I like belly dance. I find myself making angel wings or snake arms. I also do other movements. The key is to move in a way that makes you feel good.
Whether you take in a few deep breaths or have enough time to do a bit of meditation with it, taking a moment to breathe can help you focus and can relieve tension.
Managing stress can help your mood and your health. What are some other things you do to manage stress?