15 Easy Ways To Relax Under 5 Minutes (#7 is Awesome)
Have you been searching for a wonderful way to relax?
As a mom I find that life is extremely stressful.
I'm constantly being barraged by a wide variety of different distractions, and sometimes I just feel overwhelmed.
If you're like me, then you probably feel over-stressed at least once a week, and you are probably looking for some great ways to relax.
Fortunately, there are many different wonderful ways for you to calm down during your free time. You need to find a way to relax during your day to day life, so try out some of these wonderful activities.
#1 My Favorite: Drink Green Tea
You may have never tried Green Tea, but you definitely should. Green Tea contains a large number of stress relieving chemicals.
Having a quick cup of Green Tea every day, can definitely help you relax and live a better life. Green Tea has been shown to have many health benefits.
Plus, it helps with weight loss!
If you want a spin off to hot tea, try this delicious smoothie.
#2 Then Add Some Chocolate (Dark)
You might believe that chocolate is bad for you, but studies actually show that in the right doses, chocolate can be really good for you.
If you are really stressing out, then you definitely should grab a square of chocolate.
Consuming some chocolate everyday will lower your blood pressure, and will also lower your risk of stroke. You are sure to feel better almost instantly.
Plus, it's delicious
#3 After that, Chew some gum
You probably already regularly chew gum, but you probably did not know that gum has some excellent health properties.
Chewing gum has been shown to have a significant impact on anxiety and you are sure to have a great reduction in your stress level.
Scientists believe that the repeated motion from chewing gum reduces stress.
#4 And Take 5 Minutes To Meditate
Okay, you might feel that meditation is a little silly, but you really should try it out.
I recently started meditating for 5 minutes every morning, and it really does calm me down, so I can head to work calm and collected.
On top of that Meditation can also reduce your risk of depression.
#5 If You Need More: Take a power Nap
Maybe your normal naps take way more than thirty minutes, but if you are just looking to quickly relax, you definitely need to take a quick and simple power nap.
Scientists say that even a quick nap will leave you feeling refreshed.
Try taking a five minute nap at the end of your work day, then you will definitely feel a lot better after work.
#6 If You Can, Also Get Some Sunlight
If you're like me, then you probably regularly find yourself trapped in your office. You may feel that it is impossible to get a few minutes to go outside.
Vitamin D is a natural antidepressant. If you live in a region with little sun, consider light therapy.
#7 And Stretch it Out With Some Yoga
Yoga is just awesome, it will help you both tone your body and reduce stress. You don't need to be an expert at it either.
Just learn a dozen poses and practice them when you need to blow some steam.
#8 Or just dance it off
If Yoga seems too scary for you, just put on your favorite tune and start dancing to it. Seriously, you might feel stupid at first but once you get in the mood, you will feel a LOT better after just 2 or 3 songs. Seriously try it :).
#9 And Massage Yourself: You Deserve It!
Don't have room to dance or do Yoga? No worries, I've got you covered. Take your left hand and slowly massage your right hand while closing your eyes. Go between each finger, rub your thumb in your palm and breath deeply.
How do you feel now?
#10 Then Unleash The Demon On These Stress Balls!
While they may be expensive in retail, I keep making my own stress balls and dropping them on my desk. When I'm stressed or when I need to think about something I just reach out to them and squeeze my stress out with them!
#11 And Take a Quick Walk
Exercise is extremely important to your health, and it is also an extremely important way to get rid of your stress.
Scientists are now finding that even a quick walk every now and then can reduce your stress load.
If you're feeling really stressed at work, then you definitely need to take a moment and walk for a minute or two. You definitely will feel a great deal more relaxed when you are done.
#12 If You're Daring: Sing It Off
I find that when times get especially stressful, that I can turn to my favorite song and start singing. Whether you love rap, folk, or rock music, your favorite song can really brighten your day.
#13 Then Smell Some Flowers
Smells can have a powerful effect on our mind.
If you need to relax really quickly, then you should take some time to smell the flowers.
This will help you refocus and allow to feel significantly more satisfied.
#14 And Cuddle With Your Pet
Cuddling with your pet is a wonderful way to relax at the end of the day.
Even a quick five minute cuddle will send signals to your brain that it is time to get rid of the stress.
Spend some time with your pet everyday, and you sure to feel significantly better.
#15 Then Laugh At Yourself 🙂
Finding some time to laugh at the end of the day is one of the best techniques to relax.
At the end of each day strongly consider watching a comedy show or reading some jokes, so that you can rest your mind from the stress of the day.
Laughter will also trigger your immune system, and increase your ability to fight off infection.
Plus if you've done all the funny things in this list, you can clearly have a good laugh at yourself but I'm sure you feel better!
Finding a way to relax in the middle of a crazy and hectic schedule can be an extremely difficult task, but if you find the right activities to relieve the stress and relax a little.
While I feel that these fifteen activities are some of the best possible options, there are plenty of other ways to relax quickly.
I hope that this list will help you reduce the amount of stress in your day to day life.
Life can be extremely stressful, but it is absolutely critical that you find a way to relax every so often, check out these critical strategies so that you can feel much better everyday.
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