We’ve all experienced a period of stress at some point in our lives. Whether it’s stress from preparing for a big day, a work presentation, the first date jitters, or test anxiety—stress is a normal part of life, but you don’t have to let it control your life.
Facing your stressors and deciding to not allow them to take over your life is the key to de-stressing. De-stressing can be fun and relaxing (of course depending on how you tackle it), and we’re going to show you just how. Here are five ways to de-stress this upcoming year and many, many years after!
Change your environment
Sometimes all it takes for you to de-stress and get back to you is simply changing your environment. Removing yourself from the situation that is causing you stress and allowing your mind to relax and get some fresh air will make all the difference in how you feel. Then once you’ve began the process of de-stressing, you will be able to better approach the situation at hand, with a much clearer and leveled mind.
Practice a rhythmic activity
Rhythmic activities are great for the brain because it allows your attention and time to be focused elsewhere. Activities such as walking or running help to alleviate and relieve some of the stress, and allows you to recharge in order to get through what was causing you stress in the first place.
Being stressed can sometimes cause you to feel alone and isolated. Instead, practice human interaction and being around people that make you happy and don’t cause you any stress. These are the kind of people you need to associate yourself with in order for your spirits to stay lifted and happy in 2020.
To whomever higher power and being you may believe in, sometimes you just have to stop and pray. Ask the higher power to release all stress from your mind, body and soul, and to allow you to go into your current situation and the new year with a fresh and de-stressed mindset.
You’d be surprised to see how beneficial it is to just stop and breathe in your moment of stress. Slow, focused deep breathing can instantly decrease that sensation of tension and stress triggers. Breathing when you’re feeling stressed will allow you to exhale all negative and toxic energy from your current situation, so your mind can be at ease.
Although these de-stressors are great acts to incorporate going into 2020, it’s important to adapt them and start practicing them now! You don’t have to wait to utilize these tips to remove stress from your life, because if you’re anything like us—stress can definitely feel like a full-time job at times, so incorporate these five tips and let us know how you plan on de-stressing in 2020!