Okay so your stressed out….a little tired….too much on! I know how it feels…Well last time I checked they had not invented the “chill out pill” to instantly overcome stress, so my question is what do you do that helps get you through?…
I was thinking about it last night and realised that I have 3 types of relief that work for me:
1. Silence…..I like to go within and have a chat with myself…..weigh up the pros and cons…be really honest with myself, try to calm down and resolve some stuff. I usually perform this crazy self talk on my walks or whilst driving alone in my car. Other forms of silent stress relief could be meditation, gardening, and a sit on the porch with a nice cup of tea. I have a friend who loves to iron, she finds it calming…..UGH! that one is not on my list.
2. Talk…..confide with a friend, colleague or family member. Get an outside perspective and vent a little. I like to choose someone who I trust and that I know will be honest and supportive. I have a girlfriend and we often will ring each other with our “moral dilemmas” to ask for each other for help. The sort of stuff that we just can’t quite figure out how to handle……we listen and give each other suggestions…..normally really stupid ones and end up laughing, but we normally resolve our dilemmas. I have another friend that I walk with and we have lovely chats, it always helps. This talk could also be to a doctor or a counsellor if your issue is difficult to resolve or handle.
3. Distraction…..do an activity that is totally removed from any stress….one that keeps your mind busy…for me it is Zumba. It is physically impossible for me to worry and try to keep up with the moves all at the same time. If I start to think of a problem whilst doing Zumba my feet turn into 2 left feet and I majorly stuff up. Loud music, reading and watching t.v also have the same effect for me.
So, your turn………Can you tell me 3 ways that your de-stress or chill out? Can’t wait to hear from you……………….??????