If you've been cooped up for some time at home now, chances are, stress has been building up inside you. The fact that movements have been restricted can take a toll on our mental health so the need to find something to do at home to de-stress is very important.
If you're like me and can't go out of the house to have some recreation, here are 4 simple to reduce stress at home so that you can relieve some of that anxiety you may be feeling. Best part? It's not costly nor heavy on the budget.
1. Watch a concert on YouTube
There are a lot of concerts available that you can watch on YouTube. You can choose from classical, acoustic, live, old concerts, or even mash-ups, whichever fits your taste. Personally, I like watching dance concerts just so I can move around and feel even more alive.
When I need to doze off, I also rely on YouTube now and I'm so happy that I discovered Tido Kang. His music is so chill, I'm normally asleep within 30minutes and it used to take me hours to fall asleep.
2. Learn how to make cool drinks via TikTok
One of the best things to come out these days is the drinks series on Facebook. Since we can't really go out these days and dine in restaurants, being able to make your own "fancy" drinks at home is a must. It's also fun seeing the combinations that people come up with when it comes to things like soju, yakult, coffee, and soda.
You can acquire a new skill which you can show off when get together are once again feasible and have fun doing it.
3. Play some free classic games via Plays.Org
I used to be such an addict when it comes to playing video games. Nowadays, I find myself drawn once more and since discovering this site, I have spent at least an hour a day unwinding by playing some games from my childhood such as Neon Invaders and Super Tetris.
I remember when I was a kid and I'd level up with Tetris that it made me feel like a genius. Neon invaders on the other hand continue to frustrate me because I've never been able to finish all the levels. I guess some things never change. This time around, I will keep trying until I do.
4. Create a Home Spa
When all else fails, I turn to my essential oils and candles to help relieve the stress. I have candles from friends that are of lavender scent as well as vanilla because these two are the best at comforting and relaxing me.
As for my oils, I make sure that the room smells of eucalyptus and chamomile. For me, the combination of the two works wonders. I feel calmer and better whenever I combine these two.
I hope that one or all of these works for you as it has for me. It's important these days to be able to find things that work for you and your mental health. Let me know which one you tried and how it went.