We know stress hurts our bodies and skin but what are some easy ways we can fight it? It’s not always as easy as it sounds, but experts have proven that taking these small steps can help.
The ability to de-stress can not only have benefits to your skin (goodbye wrinkles!) but also amazing effects for your body and mind too. Here are some of the easiest ways you can take a break at home and start your day stress-free!
Start A Relaxing Hobby
Hobbies are something that you can take time to do for yourself. There are no deadlines, no rules and certainly no rush. If you’re lacking inspiration, you can browse Pinterest for ideas but we suggest activities like calligraphy or coloring to help your mind relax.
Not sure you have the skills? That’s ok, there are tons of resources available to help you master or even just learn a relaxing new hobby. We find YouTube has some great tutorials for getting started, or go abstract and let your creativity flow!
Do A Quick Tidy
Ok, we know cleaning your entire house doesn’t exactly sound like it’s going to make you less stressed, but just tidying up one space of your house can be extremely relaxing. It helps you stay focused and allows for a clean living space where your brain can feel relaxed and clutter free.
Fold up your throw blankets or fluff up your pillows. You can also focus on countertops and desktops which can be messy and cluttered causing you extra stress and you should try to keep surfaces clear of books, computers or junk. When your world is uncluttered, your brain can be too!
Have A Glass Of OJ!
Did you know that the vitamin C in orange juice can reduce the stress hormone cortisol and help reduce your blood pressure?! This tasty drink is perfect for mornings you wake up stressed and can be mixed with other fruit juices too!
Don’t want the added sugar that comes with drinking juice? Opting for orange slices is just as effective and has the same relaxing effect! You can also find similar benefits from grapefruit juice and strawberry juice which also help lover your bodies stress hormones.
What tricks do you use to relax and de-stress? Share them with us in the comments below!