Stress management at a glance, how easy is it?
Stress is a common occurrence for most people. Unlike before when more people relied on pills and shrinks’ visits whenever stressed, relieving stress the natural way is now the in-thing. The possibility of managing stress from the comfort of one’s home sounds even much better.
Why is it ideal to relieve stress from home?
With tight schedules and fast life, most people would find it hectic to sit at a doctor’s office when they should be working. Worse still, one is most certainly expected to conform to the doctor’s schedule which may clash with their own timing. To relieve stress on your own means that you are in control on how to spend your time.
All most people live for is money and hence, the determination to save almost every penny. Professional services come at a price as compared to the free do-it-yourself method. Therefore, if one can save a penny in the midst of the skyrocketing cost of living, why not run with the idea?
Although most people have been stressed at one point, admitting to it may lead others to dissociate with the person. All this is perhaps because stress is associated with weak people who hardly withstand life’s challenges. Relieving stress at the privacy of one’s home is indeed ideal for people who may not be bear the cost of stigmatization.
Avoidance of stress is nearly impossible due to the fact that it can be triggered by almost anything. These factors may range from everyday occurrences to life-changing events. They include:
- Pressures from the workplace
- Family-life problems
- Job loss
- Rocky relationships and friendships
- Death of a close associate
I feel stressed. How can I relieve stress from home?
- House chores
Ask just anyone, house chores are never a favorite of most people. Although looking beyond the tiring and boring aspect of working around the house, it can be really therapeutic. Think about it, with your mind focused on mopping that floor or dusting those shelves, it is easy to get lost in your thoughts in a calm environment. While doing the chores, you have enough time to think, re-think and strategize. You even have the option to not think at all, in that you focus your mind solely on the chores and shut out anything else. And after all, along with relaxing your mind, you also get to have your house cleaned.
- New recipe
Cooking may provide a relaxing effect on one’s body. Trying out new recipes is especially more exciting as one solely focuses on making the best dish out of the recipe. Longer recipes are even more therapeutic as one has a longer time away from stress as they’re keen to focus on every detail. The cherry on the pie is probably tasting the dishes one cooked. There’s a sense of achievement and victory for successful recipes.
- A warm bath
A few things beat having a warm bath as a means to relieve stress. Just the feeling of warm water on the body is enough to relax most people. One can spend as short as 30 minutes to as long as 90 minutes for a therapeutic bath. Bath gels or herbs with various scents make baths more relaxing and something for one to look forward to.
It may sound crazy but singing in the shower has been listed by most people as therapeutic. Singing out of tune is never an issue, what matters is for one to sing their heart as well as their stress out. Therapeutic singing is not only limited to the shower, but karaoke sounds more fun. Recording your singing sessions and replaying them later will definitely keep your mind off stress. And who knows, you might stumble upon a hidden talent.
- Mirror, Mirror, on the wall…
One can never go wrong with the mirror. In fact, there are tons of things to do in front of the mirror and time just flies. Mirrors provide therapeutic effects for people to use the mirror to reflect the best versions of themselves. Activities that relieve stress while in front of the mirror includes:
- Try out various outfits
- Apply different type of make
- Try out new hairstyles. Just be innovative and you might just find a new hairstyle that suits you.
- Be a fashion stylist and play around with a scarf. You would be surprised that there are various styles to tie a scarf.
Acknowledgment of stress is indeed the first step to recovery. Although these tips revolve around taking your mind off the stressors, it is advisable to avoid the stressors as much as possible. Cut loose toxic relationships both in your personal life as well as in your professional life. With these simple therapeutic methods, you will definitely be able to reduce stress from the comfort of your home.