It seems that we have all been in a situation where it seems that the reins are breaking. If too much is piled on your shoulders, your body can become stressed. In this article, we’ve put together a few ideas to help you disconnect from everyday stress and worries.
Most people have experienced stressful situations in their lives. Some people decide to cope with stress in unhealthy ways, for example by consuming alcohol or drugs. However, this does not lead out of the pit, but deeper into it.
The good news is that there are many healthy ways to cope with life’s difficult moments. Here are some of them.
Sport not only improves physical health, it also makes a huge contribution to mental health. Physical activity has been scientifically proven to improve mood, and for a while – up to 48 hours – after playing sport. It is therefore advisable to make sport a part of your daily routine.
If you don’t want to go to the gym, choose something you like to do – it could be a long walk in the fresh air, jogging or swimming. If you like to be in company, choose group exercise.
When exercising, focus on what you are doing – it will leave you less time to think about things that are bothering you. However, it is also important to keep a balance and not to use up the last of your energy. Sport should not be a chore, but a process that brings joy.
Consider visiting a retreat
Retreats are growing in popularity, and for a good reason. It’s a fantastic opportunity to take some time for yourself and disconnect from life as usual. Retreats are like a little getaway – you settle down in a beautiful place and indulge in the various activities organised by the organisers.
Often, retreats are based on meditation. Meditation has stood the test of time and has not left people’s lives. It calms, invigorates and gives peace and quiet. Meditation can help you to reassess your priorities and a retreat may be the first step towards a stress-free life.
Read more in our article on a particular kind of retreats – Why go on a silence retreat.
Deep, healthy sleep helps restore moral and physical resources. Often, people who experience everyday stress also have sleep disorders such as insomnia or nightmares. If you are well rested and alert, you can also cope more easily with everyday worries.
We often hear that before making a big decision or solving a problem, it is a good idea to get a good night’s sleep first and then act with a clear head. There are different ways to improve the quality of your sleep. A heavy blanket, lavender oil, exercise before sleep. If it all seems too much, a little nap won’t go amiss.
When was the last time you picked up a book? Reading not only improves your vocabulary and imagination, it also helps you relax and relieve stress. An engaging book is a great tool to help you fall asleep for hours.
If you want to improve your well-being but also add value, you can read books in a foreign language. It doesn’t have to be fiction. Any literature that matches your interests will be fascinating. If you don’t enjoy reading, you could try audio books.
Talk it out
If you feel anxious and depressed, it is important not to keep it to yourself. A heart-to-heart talk with someone close to you can help you calm down and sort out your thoughts. The perspective of others can help to solve a problem. Sometimes we do not see the solution that is right in front of our eyes, while others take it for granted.
If you are not sure you want to discuss your problems with a friend or relative, consider seeing a psychologist. Everyone needs a confidant. Talking is part of socialising, a supportive shoulder can help relieve everyday stress.
And if you experience work related stress, check out the article Stress relieving activities to find out how to deal with work stress.
Going to a SPA
Swimming pool, Jacuzzi, relaxing massages and beauty treatments. Sound good? Relaxing in a spa centre will be an excellent way to unplug from worries and everyday stress. If you want to combine a spa visit with a short trip aroundyour country, choose a break in another city.
A spa will not only help you relax, but also improve your appearance and health. You can invite a friend or other close person to join you. A pleasure shared is a double pleasure.
Go on an adventure
Have an adventure! Maybe there’s something you’ve been wanting to try for a long time but haven’t made time for? Maybe it’s skydiving, quad biking or a masterclass that will develop your skills?
It’s important not to get stuck in a routine. Every now and then you need a little adventure or a new experience to boost your mood and get you back into the routine.
Hopefully these tips on how to disconnect from every stress helped you out!