Life can get hectic sometimes, take a few minutes when you find the day is becoming overwhelming to unwind. With a few simple ways to achieve a calmer more grounded attitude, you can begin to take back your day.
Stretch – Standing up for a quick stretch gets blood flowing, and relieves tension in your muscles. This can help you relax after a stressful day. Some offices have changed from having their employees from sitting down to standing up, which engages employees more and helps with productivity, creativity, and physical health.
Take a 5-minute Walk – Take a minute at lunch time if you’ve had a stressful day, to go for a walk. Maybe walk a little further to get a bite to eat. This will not only give you the benefits of physical activity, but also give you alone time, and a chance to gather your thoughts.
Jam to your song – Sometimes listening to music can make everything seem alright. Classical music can be especially relaxing before bed, but listening to a favorite song of yours, especially one that you listened to at a particularly good time, can be extremely beneficial.
Write it Down – Just putting your emotions and worries on a piece of paper can make them seem less daunting. No need for a big journal entry just write down what’s bothering you and how it makes you feel. A good way to tackle any problem is to visualize and materialize the problem in a way that you are comfortable handling.
Look Out the Window – Don’t spy on the neighbors, but simply look at the tress and the grass. Scenes of nature can be very calming. The color green is the most calming color and instantly starts reducing stress. Also the reason so many social media sites are blue is to remind you of the sky. Exposing yourself to nice scenes of nature has nothing but great effects on the brain and body.
Be Alone – Find some time to separate yourself from people. Weather its reading a book, going in the back yard, or for a walk. It’s great to find peace of mind and to be able to do your own thing without anyone interfering.
Drip Cold Water On Your Wrists – When stress sets in head to the nearest tap and run cold water on your wrists and even behind the earlobes. There are major arteries right underneath the skin. Cooling these areas can help cool off your entire body, and calm you down.
At the end of the day many of these things can help but nothing can replace a good nights sleep. Don’t forget to put a high value on the mattress you sleep on and the time you set aside to get a good rest at night.