Guest Author - Samantha Jackson
It seems it doesnít matter where you are, either working or at home, stress rears its ugly head. You have deadlines at work that you must meet, sales quotas, etc.
And at home itís no different, your child may be doing badly in school or you may be fighting with your spouse or stressing about the car breaking down or a home repair that needs to get done.
Sometimes it may feel like there is no end in sight, there is stress all around you and thatís when itís really important to break away from the stress and remove yourself from the situation. Give yourself a break, you deserve it.
The following are some simple, yet effective ways for relieving stress.
Hobbies - Hobbies are a great way to relieve stress as they allow your mind to think about other things. Singing is a great example of a hobby that helps to relieve stress; itís fun and easy to implement anywhere, driving in the car, in the shower, it doesnít really matter. Want to make it even more fun, how about going to a karaoke bar with a couple of close friends.
Not into singing? Thatís okay, there are plenty of other hobbies that are good at relieving stress, like drawing, or writing, reading a book, others like to work on old cars or fix stuff. It doesnít really matter what the hobby is, as long as it takes your mind off the stress of the day!
Sports Ė Not only are sports great at helping to alleviate stress they are also great for your body too as they require both physical and mental ability. Want to get a break from your daily stresses, invite a friend or a group of friends for a nice friendly game of basketball, volleyball, badminton etc.
These types of activities will help shift your focus from your stresses to the game and sweating helps relieve tension in the body, making the effects of the sports long lasting.
Taking a Break Ė Life can be stressful at times on the body, mind and soul, taking a break in the form of a much needed vacation is an ideal way to recharge your batteries and relive stress. A change of scenery can do a world of good, it doesnít have to be a long break, quick getaways for the weekend or even a day break for fishing, and hiking, kayaking, even rock climbing can do wonders.