Stress has become a part of our lives; don’t you think so? In the place of being carefree and jovial, our entire being is surrounded by constant fear and worry. We have made ourselves so habitual to stress that we find reasons to be in it every minute of our lives. If we are not stressed, we feel something is missing! Well, it is supposed to be missed out. It is the unnecessary baggage you are carrying that doesn’t belong to you. It needs to be put down without feeling the urge to take it back on. We don’t have to fill this beautiful, enjoyable life with worries. Come, let us take a pledge to remain stress-free throughout our lives, no matter what. Let us find ways to declutter our minds of this menace called stress with these 6 simple steps.
Spend Some Quality Time Alone
When you are stressed, you are not only doing damage to your own self but others around you as well. It would be great if you could leave your current surroundings. If you are at home, it is easy to do so. Just creep into a corner of a room and shut the door. If you are in office, get out for some minutes. Feel the fresh air, take a walk and settle in a spot where no one can bother you. The point of getting away from people and your surroundings is to contemplate your situation and get things in order. Spending some time alone is very soothing, try it. Even if you don’t find a solution to your problems, you will feel much better.
Be with Someone You Love
You can’t spend the entire time alone, you will have to return to places full of people again. Just this time, try to avoid those who have the potential to ruin your mood or make you feel sad and dejected. Spend time with people you admire and love. They will fill you with positivity and give you a sense of peace and joy even when there’s no exchange of words. Just being with and around them will lift your soul. Give them a call or fix a meeting or simply wait for the day to end and get back home!
Fix Your Date with Nature
It’s not just people, even nature has a language in which it tries to talk to you. Only if you will relax and listen! Even if you are not a fan of being around the lush, green surroundings all by yourself, it is worth a try during stress. The chirping of birds, the swaying of trees, the slight rustle of leaves, and the cheeriness in the air never fail to bring a smile to one’s face. You just have to stop your mind from wandering elsewhere and be in the natural surroundings to make the outside happy world echo inside you.
Listen to Music
There is nothing more soothing and healing than music. Listen to your favourite musical creation and be transported to an inner world of unimagined bliss. Create a playlist of your favourite songs so you can instantly press play when stress hits. If possible, sing along to elevate stress in an instant.
Read a Light, Funny or Feel Good Book
If you are into reading then it is the right time to pick that funny and uplifting book. Stories rich with humour and feel good vibes remove those lines of stress that are marking your face and heart. Delve into the sea of words and see them wipe out and replace the worrisome chatter happening inside you.
Remembering the one who has given you this life and the many privileges, which you fail to acknowledge, is one sure way to make you come out of your stressful condition. Just rid yourself of any thoughts about work, family, problems, etc., and focus on God. Sitting in remembrance and prayer is sure to give you peace and answers to your questions regarding your current situation.
Are you stressed right now? Why not try these tried and tested remedies and see whether they work for you? I wish you all a happy life without this unrequired thing called stress.
7 responses to “How to De-Stress”
Thank you 😊
These are all great tips. Nature helps me a lot when I am stressed and so does music + exercise.
Thank you. Nature is the number one healer for me too. As well as music. I don’t exercise so I wouldn’t know about that. 😊
Try jogging while listening to music, it’s so fun 🏃🏻♀️
Heheee. I believe in doing one thing at a time, so I’ll try both but separately. 😛
Lol that’s fair 😂