Wednesday, 4 March 2020

10 Things to do to De-stress Yourself.


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Life these days has become a daily grind; there are never enough hours in the day to get everything done. Research shows that an average working day for most people which includes a commute is 10-12 hours. This is in addition to having to do housework, childcare, shopping and cooking the evening meal, leaving very little time for self-care and relaxation after a hard day at work.

So what can we do to ease our workload and de-stress?

1. If your job permits working from home, talk to your employer if you can do this at least once or twice a day a week, this will cut out the commute time so that you can use that time for self care.



2. Meal plan and batch cook at weekends so you are spending less time cooking the evening meal, share the task with family members and take turns to cook.



3. Eat healthy balanced meals and top up with multivitamins to replenish your body’s needs, especially if you are a vegetarian or vegan. Drink plenty of water to keep your body hydrated



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4. Get up half an hour early and spend the time to mediate, do yoga and calm your body and mind before you start the day.

5. Before bedtime take a warm bath, dim the lights, read or listen to soft music, meditate before bed. Avoid caffeine after dinner and stick to water or a milky drink.


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6. Put your gadgets, phones, laptops away in another room after 10 pm. If you need to have your phone close by put it away from reach in the same room to avoid temptation to look at it, don’t keep it by the bedside table. Remember the phone is only there in case of emergency. You should start to unwind before bed. If you need to work late keep it to minimum, 1-2 nights a week only.

7. Go for a walk in the fresh air, even if it is for 30 mins. It’s good for the mind and body.



8. Join the gym, get some exercise or go for a swim or bike ride. All these things are great for the heart, body and mind.

9. Keep weekends free to relax, chill and recharge your body. Often a stay-cation break, a day trip is all you need to to break the work routine.

10. Take up a hobby; it’s good to have other interests to help you take a break from daily routine.

Remember having a good work, life balance will ensure your body and mind are relaxed and able to cope with the daily life stress, and work demands. Why not start to destress at the weekends so that you can kick start your Monday morning feeling rejuvenated. 
How do you cope with your daily stress, do you have any de-stress tips ? Please share them in the comments below.

11 comments:

  1. Very useful guide for anyone who today's guide, daily life is so very hectic and stressful. I definitely follow the last one - putting away my phone before bedtime.

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  2. Thank you so much for the amazing tips!!! I needed to read this for sure. I already do a couple of these activities but not everything.

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  3. These are some very useful tips. I really need to start practicing #6 especially. Phone notifications often wake me up before my alarm does!

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  4. I love these tips. I always looking for ways to destress. I carry so much stress in my body.

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  5. This is such a nice and helpful post! Definitely need to start working on my own de-stressing tactics so this is a great place to start. - Jay Aguirre

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  6. Useful tips for de-stressing. I try to follow as many as possible and currently working on getting some exercise :)

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  7. Dealing with stress can be stressful! You’ve given some great tips on learning how to de-stress, I’ll take them on board.

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  8. All of these are really good ideas. I have found getting up early and out the door does really help me focus and be less stressed throughout my day.

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  9. These are all great tips for de-stressing, I really like meal planning and I need to remember to take my vitamins daily

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  10. Very useful post for working people. I do plan my daily chores so that I get enough time for de-stressing. Evening walk is one of the daily routine that I follow.

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  11. Stress can be a killer so anything you can do to lower your stress levels is worth it.

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