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Today, we’re going to talk about stress. I know, I know, such a fun subject, but it plays a major role in our lives. Living in Louisiana, I was under constant stress, so much stress that I gained 30 pounds and withdrew from the first semester of nursing school. Now that I’m living in Florida, the most stress I have is the puppies licking my laptop and barking ferociously when I walk through the door. However, I still have my moments where I just need a little quiet time to de-stress and refocus. I’ve found the three easiest ways to de-stress for me. Today, I am sharing them with you.
Three Easy Ways To De-Stress
1. Going for a walk kills two birds with one stone
Not only is going for a walk a) quiet and b) gorgeous (if it’s nice weather), but it is SO good for your overall health. Just a quick fifteen-minute walk can be such a big stress reliever and it burns like 40 calories. Seriously try it, it’s so simple but so effective.
2. Pamper yourself!
- Unlike my sister, I usually take quick showers. Like 15 minutes is a long shower for me; if my sister ever took a 15-minute shower, I’d probably die from shock. However, I do like to take a nice, long shower every now and then to relax. I take my time washing my hair, I exfoliate, I take my time shaving, and I just enjoy the relaxation.
- Another way to pamper yourself is doing your nails! I can’t paint my nails to save my life but I’m going to try a hack I found on Pinterest. Basically, you put some plain old Elmer’s glue around your nail and then paint your nails. Peel the glue off and VOILA, pretty nails.
- Make your own face mask and have a girl’s night! Being around your friends just goofing off can totally lift your spirits.
3. Clean or cook
Cleaning or cooking, or anything that requires a step by step process, can be soothing and rewarding. Staying productive really helps keep my stress levels at a minimum. If I have too much free time, I don’t know what to do with myself.
Don’t let stress rule your life. There are so many easy ways to de-stress, these are just a few that help me personally. Figure out what works best for you and make sure to take a day to yourself every now and then. Self-care is so important!