This week Fandango asks;
What do you do to reduce or relieve stress in your life?
As Fandango said in his post, stress is everywhere. And there would be very few people who aren’t experiencing stress in their lives right now.
I have different strategies to relieve or reduce my stress;
Take any practical steps that I can to improve the cause of stress.
If the stress is due to a transient situation, try to deal with it and if it is of a permanent type, try to think of ways where I can reduce it by modifying my behavior or asking others to modify theirs. This includes stress created by behavioral, or financial issues.
Try to relax by thinking of good things, reading a book or watch a movie.
Diverting the mind is a good trick to lessen the stress. Something that takes us out of our own situation, even momentarily, relaxes us .
Playing with my smaller grandkids or if they aren’t around, chat with them on video call.
It is a well known fact that playing or working with children, often help us put things in their proper perspective. Besides the love always makes the heart open up and releases the stress.
Playing games on my phone, coloring on app or even a coloring book.
I do this every day as a part of my relaxing activities. A pleasant hour or so of mindless activity helps me relax quite a bit.
Walking is my remedy to many of the issues I have. It improves both my mental and physical health. And listening to music while walking is the best way to enjoy both.
The simple reality is that most of the things that stress us are out of our control and worrying about them only makes things worse. So try to distract your mind, entertain it, or engage it in activities that make you forget the worries.