Stressing out, getting busier and rushing to meet the deadline are things that make us feel like we are out of control. Being able to destress might sound impossible at times and you can list many reasons why- no time, no energy and too many responsibilities. But finding happiness, making your life smoother despite all this is, surprisingly, not that hard to do.
All you have to do is actually want to destress. You need to think about relaxing and try devoting as little as ten to twenty minutes towards finding happiness and inner peace. Once you make it a priority, you will be surprised to find out that it’s not that hard to lead a healthier, more vibrant life.
Make a list to destress and productivity
This might sound cliche and I’m sure you’ve heard all about it. Read all about it. Watched aesthetic youtube videos or pinterest images of fancy bullet journaling and totally know all about it.
But to destress, you definitely don’t need to use paint and sketches. You don’t have to spend hours making a visually-pleasing list. Sure, it can be therapeutic and might give you a well-deserved break from the routine of life. But, you don’t have to go to such great lengths to get some clarity.
A simple list of things that you need to do for the day can instantly declutter your mind and give you breathing space to properly organize your day. Make sure to give yourself sometime in between for a cup of coffee, to spend some time with family or a loved one. Set aside time for a walk or a run. Making sure you have a small break after every chore on your list. Doing this will make your day less stressful.
DESTRESS INVOLVES CLEANING TIME!
This might sound weird, but yes, cleaning helps. You might ask, “isn’t cleaning actually stressful?”. But the truth is, when you’re overwhelmed, cleaning up your room, or your desk might be therapeutic. Organizing your desk or work-room can help you organize your own thoughts.
Cleaning up your room or desk and making the space aesthetically pleasing can have calming effects on your mind. Decluttering and getting in touch with your inner self helps overcome stress.
SET ASIDE TIME FOR HOBBIES
This is surpsingly one of the best ways to unwind and destress. It sounds simple, but setting aside time to actually pursue your hobby might be harder than you think. But despite what your agenda says, or how many tasks you still have remaining, do not forget to dedicate atleast half an hour for doing something you love. It can be singing, drawing, writing, painting, dancing, pottery or doing puzzles. Doing something you love releases happy hormones that makes even the most stressful of days seem pretty good.
Obviously, everyone has their own way of coping with stress. It is important for one to try to figure out what works best for them. Don’t hesitate to get creative- find innovative ways to unwind and relax. A happy you is more productive than a stressed-out one.