4 Easy Ways to  Relieve Stress

4 Easy Ways to Relieve Stress

It happens to the best of us: stress. And while we can’t escape it, we can try different methods to help us cope with it. Try these four simple tips to help you find your zen and relieve stress.

 

FREE YOUR MIND

Meditation is a great way to connect with your mind and body on a spiritual level. It’s easy to get lost in the shuffle of our day-to-day routines—work, cooking, kids—but the idea is to take some time for yourself, every day. We get it, you’re busy, but even 10 minutes can make a world of difference. 

 

So, how do you meditate? Simple, sit or lay down in a quiet room and clear your mind. Imagine a positive place, person, or thing that brings you joy: a beach, your children, a tree. Chant a mantra, a positive affirmation, or stay silent if you wish. Just remove the clutter from your mind and focus on your breathing. This is called your practice. And like anything you practice, the more you do it, the better you get. You’ll train yourself to trigger relaxation signals, as opposed to your daily reactive signals. It’s a perfect way to destress.

 

GET MOVING

Moving your body is not only great for your physical wellness, it’s amazing for your mental health as well. Exercise reduces your body’s stress level and produces endorphins. Endorphins release feelings of relaxation and optimism that’s often associated with workouts.

 

And don’t fret about making it into a gym. Brisk walks and light jogs are great ways to exercise and let your mind wonder. A lot of people walk simply to clear their minds and take some alone time. Once you form a habit, you’ll actually come to enjoy exercise and it’s many benefits, but it’s a process and takes some time.

 

Also, we have to state the obvious, when you look your best, you feel your best. After you start to see results, you’ll start to feel like you accomplished something on a check list. And any accomplishments creates a positive aura.

 

DON’T SLEEP ON SLEEP

It’s no secret that stress can affect your sleep pattern. You know those nights filled with tossing and turning? A big factor could be stress. Getting a healthy amount of sleep can actually help lower your stress level. We know, it’s like an endless cycle. 

 

First thing’s first, try to have a daily routine. Typically, we wake up at the same time, go to work at the same time, and eat at the same time. Why not try going to bed at the same time? This will help prepare you for better sleep throughout the night, which will lead to you feeling refreshed in the morning. Feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day’s tasks will, of course, lead to less stress throughout the day.

 

Other tips to help you get good sleep:

  •  Avoid eating or drinking right before bed
  •  Decrease screen time at least 30 minutes before bed (includes phones, tablets, TVs, etc…)
  •  Try something to help you unwind like mediation or listening to audio books
  •  Do a light activity right before bed (yoga is a great option)

 

WEAR LESS STRESS

You may not have thought of this one before, your wardrobe. What you wear reflects how you’re feeling. If you’re feeling stressed, it may reflect in how you dress. On the flipside, certain clothes can cause you to be agitated throughout the day. Overall, what you wear puts energy out into the world, and of course, you don’t want to create a stressful aura.


Go for clothes you feel good in. It seems obvious enough but for some, trends outweigh comfort. And make no mistakes, you can look amazing while implementing a comfortable wardrobe. Fuss-free fashion isn’t about looking unkempt, it's about feeling good throughout the day. Try relaxed styles that you don’t have to tug at, that don’t make you itch, or weigh you down. Go for natural fibers, fabrics that move with you, and things you can easily mix and match with other styles in your wardrobe. Also, try picking your outfits the night before. The morning is chaotic enough, so take one thing off your plate.

THE RELAXATION WARDROBE FOR WOMEN

Fitted V-Neck Marcy Slim Boyfriend Warren High Rise Skinny Orchard
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THE RELAXATION WARDROBE FOR MEN

The French Terry Sweatpant Hopper Classic Crew Driggs The Twill Chino Charles
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