Stress is one of the biggest killer of our time. It gives you headache, stomach ache, and even makes your body feel sore. It makes your blood pressure rise which could lead to a heart attack.
In short, stress is bad. VERY BAD.
I've gotten sick from stress before so I have learned how to deal with my stress in a better manner. Here are a few ways of how I handle my stress.
1. Binge watching
One of the fastest ways for me to relax is by watching something. It could be a movie, a series marathon, Running Man, or a Kdrama. My brain is almost always on overdrive so when I watch, my mind is able to relax.
2. Humidifier and scents
Smell relaxes you. This has been proven time and time again. There's something soothing about inhaling eucalyptus scents as well as lavander. It really is relaxing. When I inhale these scents, my mind just automatically relaxes.
When things get really tough, then I go for a massage. Previously, I didn't do too well with this as I would always think of things to do, tasks to finish while being massaged but now, I have finally learned to quiet down my mind when I get a massage and it really feels great.
It's therapeutic. The repetitive motion calms the mind and has a soothing effect.
5. Diamond Painting
This is also another activity that I do when I want to relax. Seeing the final results always makes me feel good and like I achieved something great.
Music can block out all the negativity of your own thoughts and the negativity of the world. Sometimes, we just need to drown in music to relax us.
For some people, exercise helps. For some, it's stress-eating. For others, vacation works. No matter what it is, if it relaxes you and does not harm you or others, then go ahead and do it.