Stress is a normal part of life. Just like other kinds of emotions known to man, stress is actually a healthy way to prevent yourself from completely blowing up – be it over an unfinished chore from home or over a wrong report from work.
The only problem?
It’s when stress becomes an unusual part of life, which might cause adverse effects – not just in our life, but also in other people’s lives. It’s also when you get stressed even with the simplest of things like your tea getting just a bit cold.
That being said, you need to learn how to relieve stress – even in the littlest of ways.
Here are some of them:
Write down at least four things you are grateful for everyday.
To be grateful is to identify what makes you glad to wake up every morning, even if things aren’t really looking good. To be grateful is to identify what makes you want to wake up every morning, even if things aren’t really going right. You don’t need to write down a gratitude essay for it. You only need to write down at least four things you are grateful for everyday. This will serve not just inspirations to keep going in life, but also as strength when times get rough.
Run outside for at least 30 minutes.
Running is not just about strengthening your arms and legs. It’s also about strengthening your heart and mind from any challenges life throws at you. It’s also about strengthening your will and patience from trials that make you want to let go of the things you’ve always worked hard for. Even more so, running helps clear your mind from anything that will only cause more stress – and yes, via endorphins (a.k.a. happy hormones) as you get more active when running outside.
Any other tips on how to relieve stress – even in the littlest of ways? Share them with us below!