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Tips for Dealing with Stress

With a global lockdown in place, 2020 hasn’t exactly been a great year, and if you are feeling stressed about staying at home, or have lost your job thanks to Covid-19, it is important to realise that you need stress relief, which can come in many forms. Here are a few tips on how to deal with stress in your life.

  • Take up a hobby – It could be learning to play a musical instrument, getting into a sport, or even collecting things, something that you really enjoy doing. We all need a little time in the day that is our own, to be spent engaging in something we love, which will de-stress you for sure. We all have something we enjoy, reading, listening to soothing music, or even binge-watching movies, so put aside 30 minutes a day to enjoy yourself and your stress will soon be a thing of the past.
  • Take a short holiday – If you’re in NSW, check out Angourie Resort’s luxurious accommodation, where you can relax in 5-star luxury, leaving all your worries behind. Even if it is only a few days, being in a pleasant environment on the coast will do wonders for you, and with online booking, it is easy to arrange.
  • Meditation – Many people think that one day they will try what does seem to be a very popular practice, and we keep putting it off, when we should be engaging in the process of settling the mind, which is very beneficial. Being at one with yourself has regenerating properties, and the more you meditate, the calmer you will be, and with YouTube videos to instruct you, there’s no need to leave your home. Click here for an article that shows you how to lead a stress-free life, which is recommended reading for all.
  • Aromatherapy – This has gained a large following as a method to relieve stress, and with incense and essential oils, you can dim the lighting and play some relaxing music as you enjoy the pleasant natural aromas of sandalwood and pine. Experiment with aromatherapy to find what really works for you, and you will develop a calmer disposition, thanks to aromatherapy.
  • Exercise – If you are not getting enough exercise due to the lockdown, there are exercises that you can do at home and YouTube is the place to go if you want some great routines to keep you in shape. An unhealthy lifestyle will have serious implications in your life, so you must at least have the minimum exercise requirements in order to be healthy.
  • Don’t Watch too Much TV – It is easy to slump on the sofa and turn on the TV, yet 99% of the news is bad, and while you might not notice it, bad news can be the cause of anxiety and stress. Rather than listen to Covid-numbers and talks about a vaccine, engage in something positive, which will be beneficial to your health.

We all know that stress is a killer and if you are bothered about anything, take action before your unnecessary worrying affects you in a negative way.

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