COLLABORATIVE POST //
For many people, life is stressful! With both work and family-related pressures, it can be very easy to become overwhelmed with everything that life has to throw at us. Chances are, you might be relating to what we are saying, especially if your schedule is hectic. Thankfully, it’s possible to chill out and relax, even in short bursts when our minds are frazzled with stress and worry. We have already suggested a few ideas for self-care, but here are some other things to try when you need to calm your mental state.
You don’t have to sit cross-legged on the floor to meditate. And you don’t have to make chanting sounds either! You can meditate almost anywhere, providing you can find a quiet space to do a few breathing exercises, and perhaps listen to some calming music. There are lots of different ways to meditate, and you can gain inspiration from this list of meditation techniques. Do whatever works for you and practice them whenever you need to regain your sense of inner peace.
#2 Consume something
Your doctor will be able to prescribe medication for stress relief to you, although there are lots of other things you can try. Some cannabis-related products are legal if you are taking them for medicinal purposes, such as CBD oil which is popular with many. You can’t grow your own cannabis, however, although you can purchase products from seed banks. Check out these ICE Cannabis Seeds, for example. Chamomile tea, melatonin supplements, and stress-relieving foods such as oatmeal, salmon, and green leafy vegetables can also be recommended.
#3: Go for a walk somewhere scenic
Exercise releases endorphins, those stress-relieving chemicals that can boost your mood. You will also enhance your mood if you exercise somewhere scenic, as fresh air, sunlight, and the simple pleasures of beautiful surroundings can also do much to relieve you of feelings of stress. You don’t want to push yourself of course, especially if you are currently unfit. So pace yourself and go for a gentle stroll so you can fully relax while walking.
#4: Go to your happy place
This doesn’t have to be a physical place! When you’re meditating, you could visualise a place that can evoke feelings of calm. Imagine the sights, sounds, and smells that can create feelings of peace within you, such as the gentle lapping of saltwater waves upon a sunlit shore. Of course, if you can go to a physical place, then do so. If there is a beach near you or some other place that makes you feel happy, spend time there and relax in all the ways you know how.
#5: Unplug from your phone
Your phone could be adding to your stress! Especially if you regularly read social media posts or check in on your work emails, you will be sabotaging your opportunities to relax. You will have less time to do the things you enjoy too, and less time to enjoy the company of others, if you are regularly glued to your phone. So, turn it off once in a while as you will then have more time to do the things on this list, and anything else that is mentally beneficial to you.
Take care and thanks for reading!