3 Simple Ways To Relieve Stress And Anxiety

3 Simple Ways To Relieve Stress And Anxiety

Sometimes it seems like no one really prepared us for the stress and challenges of adult life, and indeed it can all get a bit much on occasion. There are deadlines to keep, a home to manage, bills to take care of, and your own mental and physical health to look after. With only so many hours in the day, sometimes it’s our mental health that ends up taking the back seat. 

This isn’t always the best thing, and the stress catches up to you eventually. It’s important to know how to deal with stress and anxiety when it happens, and things like taking some time out to engage in your hobbies, sleeping enough, and connecting with nature are all great ways to do that. 

If you want to learn more, keep reading. 

Get Some Help 

Sometimes our stress and anxiety aren’t because of any external factors but because of underlying mental health issues that need to be addressed. If you feel like certain things like medicinal marijuana and antidepressants help, talk to a mental health professional for a prescription. 

You can also try things like Me Time Box and calming teas to help when things get too intense. It might take you a while to figure out what works for you and what doesn’t, but as long as you talk to a healthcare professional and don’t abuse any materials you’re good to go. 

Connecting With Nature 

Taking time out for yourself and going on regular walks or hikes in nature can really help you feel calm and grounded in life. Whether you have a hiking trail or beach close to where you live or the closest bit of nature is in the neighborhood park, what matters is taking a few peaceful minutes each day to just be with yourself in the fresh air. 

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It’s a great way to de-stress as well as to get away from your hectic routine when it gets too much

Make a To-Do List 

Our daily tasks and chores can keep piling up. It can be hard to feel organized and in control, and you end up panicking and doing nothing instead. If this sounds like you, try making a to-do list every day to keep track of what you need to do. 

Make sure the list contains items that are doable so you can check things out, and divide larger chores into smaller ones. For example, instead of simply saying “do the laundry”, you can put in “put the laundry in the washer” and “fold laundry”. Instead of saying “clean the kitchen” try to say “do the dishes” and “put the pots and pans away”. 

This way you won’t have to constantly work to keep track of everything you have to do – it’s all written down now – and you can keep doing small things throughout the day to feel more in control and like you’re actually getting work done. 

Once you feel like you don’t have a whole pile of chores to take care of, you’ll feel much better.