Tips on How to De-Stress Yourself

Tips on How to De-Stress Yourself

1. Practice Yoga or Meditate

Yoga is all about finding your inner peace and practicing your breathing. When you feel like everything around you is moving at a fast pace it can totally disrupt your focus. Taking deep breaths and focusing on your breathing can help slow down your mind and calm you down. 

2. Take a Nap

Lots of time stress happens when we're so busy getting things done that we forget to squeeze in those important 7-8 hours of sleep. Your body needs to be well rested so a nap in between the day can help take away some stress and it leaves you feeling refreshed.

3. Workout

Our stress can build up a lot of negative energy in our bodies, causing us to be tense. Want to release some of that tension? Head over to the gym or simply go for a run to release some of that energy. Not only will it help clear your mind but it’s also a great excuse to get a workout in.

4. Go on a Walk Outside

Being cooped up in your room or the library studying for hours can really get to a person. Take a break and go for a walk outside. The fresh air will feel nice after being stuck in a building for so long. Walking around and focusing on the scenery around you rather than staring blankly at a textbook will clear your mind from the assignments that stressed you out.

4. Take a Shower

Nothing is better than taking a nice hot shower. You come out of it feeling clean and refreshed and it can wake you up a bit. If you're studying or working late on an assignment, take a break and shower then come back and resume where you left off. You’ll feel recharged and ready to focus.

5. Keep a Journal

Not everyone likes to talk about what’s making them stressed. It’s not always work or school that is making a person freak out, there’s other factors. Keeping this all bottled up doesn’t help the stress go away but instead it makes it worse. Try writing done the issues that contribute to your stress in a person journal. That no one is forcing you to talk about it but you’re also releasing some of that built up energy.