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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Simple Ways to De-stress & Refresh

Being stressed and being busy go hand in hand. People with jam-packed schedules often find themselves stressed with no time to take a break and relax. De-stressing is easy and some tactics only takes a few minutes out of your busy day, and your body will thank you! Here are a few ways to unwind for those of you who are overwhelmed and overworked.

Yoga

If you have the time, yoga is a great way to de-stress. Yoga focuses on breathing and meditation which helps people let go of their stresses and worries. In addition, yoga has other health benefits such as relieving symptoms of asthma, back pain and arthritis while also benefiting the heart, and improving your mood, concentration and posture.

Have Some Fun

Do you have a certain hobby that helps you relax? Maybe you like listening to music, working out, reading or writing. Whatever your hobby is, take a quick break when you're feeling stressed to lose yourself in your hobby. Taking your mind off of stressful situations for even a short time will help refresh your mind and you'll feel better when it's time to get back to work.

Take a Walk

Getting outdoors is a fast and easy way to de-stress. Going for a quick walk outdoors is a physical, full body activity that will take your mind of off whatever is stressing you out. If you can't go for a walk outside, just get up from your desk and take a quick walk down the hallway. Being away from your desk physically will help you get away from the demands of your day.

Give 10 Minutes to Yourself

End your busy day by simply giving yourself 10 minutes before bed to relax. Don't use this time to go on the computer or watch TV, but try sipping a hot cup of tea or reading a magazine before bed. This is your chance to clear your mind before you go to sleep so you aren't thinking about how crazy the day was while you're trying to fall asleep.

Everyone needs to de-stress and refresh every once in a while. When you start to feel overwhelmed you might want to keep working, but remember that overworking your brain is not always a good thing and it's natural to need a break!

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