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Stress Relievers for Every-day Life

 

Hello everyone, I hope all is well with you. I’ve had a great weekend of writing and running. (I’m recovering now.) It was gorgeous this afternoon and a great time to get out and get some exercise. I forced my boys to get away from their video games and get outside, which they did grudgingly, but I’m sure they enjoyed it. I’m trying to teach them to take care of themselves. No easy task. Believe me.

I’m pushing for them to get outside because when winter flies, I’m sure we’ll be hibernating and it’ll be hard for them to get some exercise, but enough about that. Today I want to talk about dealing with the stress of every-day life and with the holidays coming up, well that can be stressful  too. So, I want to give you a quick list of stress relievers that I’ve used in the past, and continue to still use. Here they are:

 

Stress Relievers:

  1. Exercise: Exercise is my go-to stress reliever. Even a short walk gets those endorphins pumping through my brain, settling me down and allowing me to refocus instead of react.

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  1. Reading: Did you know reading for only fifteen minutes reduces your stress level by right around sixty percent? Reading is an excellent stress reducer, plus it teaches empathy, and improves your vocabulary. For more information on this, click here. 

 

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  1. Forest-bathing: Forest-bathing is another great way to relieve stress, but there are also other health benefits to taking a hike in the woods. The trees in the forest release phytoncides, that we breathe in and these little buggers help strengthen our immune system. For more information check out this post by clicking here.

 

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  1. Laughter:  Laughing is an excellent stress reliever. Take the time to watch a comedy or funny sit-com. It relieves your stress and can also improve your immune system.

 

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So, there you have it. Stress relievers for every-day life and the holidays. How do you manage your stress? Leave a comment! I’d love to hear from you!

Author:

I'm a Young Adult Author with two new series, "The Starlight Chronicles" and "The Super Spies." The first one's a coming of age series and the second one's a mystery/thriller series. I'm also the mother of two boys who keep me hopping and they're my inspiration for everything. When I'm not shuttling my boys to school or a play date, I'm writing. When I'm not writing, I'm reading, hiking, or sometimes running. I love anything chocolate and scary movies too.

28 thoughts on “Stress Relievers for Every-day Life

  1. Forest! And mountains. Now you’re speaking my language 😉
    My favourite places to be – although I don’t get to them often enough!
    Of late, any activity that shifts my focus from whatever I am finding stressful at the time appears to help. These extend, but are not limited, to knitting, gardening and singing (however offkey it might be, and sometimes with a whole new set of lyrics too 😉 )

    1. Yes! All of those are excellent stress relievers! Any kind of hobby is a great way to get away from the stressors of life. I should have listed those as well! Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts!

    1. I’m glad to hear it, Susie. I’ve been thinking about a Zumba class because winter is coming and I can’t run outside. I have a hard time running on the treadmill because it is rather boring. LOL! Maybe Zumba’s the way for me to go?? 🙂

  2. All fantastic suggestions. I miss the woods and forests where I used to live, but I do enjoy being able to go outside and walk around the block here. I live in a really nice historic district so the buildings and history are really cool to look at.

    Thanks for the reminders.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt

  3. Yup. Agree with all four of your suggestions, Lisa. Exercise and laughter are my go-to stress busters. Cheers for the tips!

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