Top ways you can kick stress out of your life

Life can be stressful, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed by all of the stress that comes along with work, kids, partners, and more. If you’re constantly feeling stressed out, you may want to focus on how you can better manage this stress. Since it’s stress awareness month, I figured I would let you in on some of my top stress management techniques which have helped me tremendously.

Here are some top ways you can kick stress out of your life:

Workout

I’m one of those people that has to basically drag myself kicking and screaming to the gym. But once I’m there I workout like a beast. I’ve really found that the days I’m the busiest and don’t seem to have enough time to get to the gym are the days that I really have to make myself go- since I get the most benefit from it. Working out releases endorphins, and just taking your mind off your problems can also be tremendously helpful.

Whether you like the idea of going for a run, you’d like to build some muscle, or you love the idea of joining a team sport, find something you love and stick to it.

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Quit smoking

I know, when you’re super stressed out, it can seem natural to take a cigarette break. But then you’ll end up worrying about the impact smoking is having on your health, which will lead to more stress in the long run. A great option can be to try vaping. This is a great way to transition from smoking to a smoke-free life.

Meditation

I know, it sounds difficult, after all, who has the time to meditate? But meditation can give you plenty of great rewards, including greater mindfulness, lower stress levels, and greater focus- all things which help you better manage the things going on through your day. If you haven’t meditated before, there are a bunch of apps on the market that can help you. Check out Calm or Headspace to get started.

Socialise

When you’re tired and stressed out, socialising often feels like the last thing you’d want to do. But when you socialise, you’ll take your mind off your everyday problems. You can also use this as a chance to talk about what’s going on and potentially get some advice from people who have been through the same situations. While it can be tempting to shoulder all your stress alone, your friends and family members will often want to help and can give you some time away from your problems.

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