Welcome to another Self Care Sunday. It never fails that I wake up in the best mood and then something happens! While I don’t always let every little thing ruin my mood, somedays it just gets to me more than others. Unfortunately stress is inevitable, dealing with it is something everyone needs to learn. Whenever I have a stressful day, I have a few tricks up my sleeve to help me get back in a better mood. If your looking for ideas on how to handle stress, then follow these steps and I promise your day will go from bad to better in no time.
How To Unwind After A Stressful Day!
Yes,put away all of your electronic devices including your laptop, iPad, this includes television as well. Scrolling through social media sometimes you will come across post that will only put you in a worst mood. This will give you time to focus on improving your mood. Turn off the phones, turn off the computer, and shut off the outside world for a little while. These things just raise your stress level. Go offline and forget about the online world! You can do it!
Working out has been proven to reduce and relieve stress. It helps to increase the production of the brain’s endorphins. Working out for at least 30 minutes will improve your mood greatly. While I like to run to relieve stress, yoga, Pilates and even kickboxing are other options.
I love to snuggle up in my favorite comfy spot with a cup of tea and a great book. There is nothing like getting lost in a book to take your mind off the events of the day. Make sure it is a page-turner. John Sanford works well for me, as does James Patterson. And Liane Moriarty for sure. So grab a good book and get lost into someone elses world for a while! If you need some book suggestion check out these two post My Summer Reading List and 5 Books to Read This Fall.
This is one of my favorite things to do when I am stressed out. I have a whole Self-Care Toolkit I pull out to pamper myself. It is just a collection of items that I have found over the years make me feel a peace and super relaxed. So you don’t have a self-care toolkit, make you get one! You won’t regret it.
Listen To Music
If you’ve read my post on the Power Of Music then you know music can change your mood in a instance. Music is a soothing balm for your mind. Listening to the music of your choice can be the best stress-buster for you.