Breezy Days: Stress Relievers


June 24, 2013

Stress Relievers

Being the young married college student that I am...I tend to get stressed sometimes. Ok, that might be a bit of an understatement! There are times when I let my anxiety get the best of me, but I try and make the choice to busy myself with other things. Stress and worry honestly do nothing for what you need to accomplish, and I have to remind myself of that all the time! In order for me to work on being healthy in all facets of life {exercise, eating, etc}, I need to teach myself not to stress as much. Until I can become the calm yoga master I one day hope to be, here is my list of go-to stress relievers:

+Work on a hobby of yours {pictured above, my mom & I made that wreath cause we love to craft}
+ Roam around Target by yourself with your drink of choice in hand
+ A good book/magazine with a nice hot bubble bath
+ Work out to your new Jillian Michaels dvd
+ Redecorate a part of your home, that focus while take your mind off the stress
+ A walk outside in the fresh air
+ This may sound counterintuitive, but clean your house! It feels like you can conquer any situation when you put yourself in clean & organized surroundings...then your mind is not cluttered with the clutter around you
+ Concentrated breathing...slowly in through your nose and out through your mouth
+ A quick yoga practice 
+ Go on a leisurely bike ride & enjoy the world around you
+ Retail therapy {enough said}
+ Create a flower arrangement for your home
+ Look at the positives to your situation, make the choice to be optimistic
+ Call up a friend or family member to catch up
+ Frozen yogurt run
+ Take a swim or lay by the pool and soak in the sun

"Worrying does not take away tomorrow's troubles, it takes away today's peace"

1 comment:

Amberly said...

Haha, the problem with roaming Target is that when I'm stressed, I love to shop, so um... I spend lots of money when I shouldn't!
Cleaning is one of my favorite stress relievers! I love it!