Easy and Effective Stress-Busting Tips for Everybody

If I’m not mistaken, this Facebook photo my online friend tagged me in was that of a playground capped in snow.  It was just the swings and slides, no people in sight.  That for me was pure bliss and serenity.  I told my friend that even for a brief moment, I was taken to a place of relaxation where my heart got the chance to beat at a steady and healthy rate.

Whatever your profession is in this crazy thing called life- whether you’re the CEO at a reputable carpet cleaning nyc company or a mom who makes a killer PB & J, we all need to take a step back and just relax.  Stress inevitably is a part of our everyday lives, but there are some little things we can do to help ease things up a bit.

Listen to music.  Those seven dwarves did themselves a whole lot of good when they whistled as they worked.  If you can handle writing up that report while you’re listening to Cyndi Lauper, then go ahead and do so.  It’ll help brighten up your mood as you bury yourself in work.

Indulge.  At the end of the work day, immerse yourself in whatever it is you fancy.  You can go out for drinks with your co-workers, or pig out on your favorite French fries.

Exercise.  You can either run around the block on your way home, or hit the gym after you clock out from work.  Squeeze in some physical activity, and you’ll get that much-needed endorphin rush to fight your daily stress.

Meditate.  Or pray.  You don’t have to be a Buddhist monk to know the ropes of meditation.  You can start by simply sitting still, and clearing your mind.  Pay attention to your breathing and try to eliminate all forms of worry.  You can also just pray and lift up all your cares to Him.

Stress will always be a part of our lives, but if we learn not to let it overwhelm us, we’ll end up healthier and happier.  I think I may need another round of beer here…