How can I reduce stress in my life? This blog contains 10 tips on reducing stress by boosting relaxation…
Get some fresh air
Going outside, even just for ten minutes, can help to reduce stress and relax your body. Breathe in the fresh air, take in your surroundings, and be aware of what you are sensing: smells, the breeze, touching plants…
Light a candle
Scented candles can help you relax. Take a moment to appreciate the scent, the movement of the flame, and the light it provides.
Watch your favourite film, or read your favourite book
Lots of people find great comfort in films, TV shows, books, and poetry. Whichever works best for you, take some time to do something you enjoy.
Have a hot drink
Take ten minutes away from whatever it is that you’re focussing on and make yourself a hot drink. Appreciate its warmth as you drink it, before you get back to work.
Bake or cook something you love
Being in the kitchen can be incredibly soothing for lots of people. It also has double the benefit – the enjoyment you feel cooking or baking, and the enjoyment of eating your work!
Knit or crochet
Doing something that occupies your hands and concentration can be incredibly beneficial. Lots of people find activities like knitting and crocheting to be very mindful and relaxing.
Learn a new hobby
If none of this suits you, taking up a new hobby, whether it’s physical activity like yoga or something more mental, like Sudoku, can help to relax you and relieve stress. Even spending time googling hobbies to pick up can help occupy your mind of things outside of that which is causing you stress.
Put your screens away!
Often, screens can add to our stress, causing our eyes and our brains additional strain. Putting your screens away for a set amount of time during the day can help you to form healthy habits and to give your eyes a rest.
Taking 30 seconds to close your eyes and focus on your breathing is a simple, quick way to boost your wellbeing – relaxing your body in this way can help to relax your mind. Try it now…
Use the Feeling Good app
Listen to the Feeling Good app – our Mindfulness in 3-Minutes track can be so beneficial for focusing breathing and boosting relaxation and capacity to focus your attention.