A small amount of stress can be regarded as motivation which helps us get things done effectively. However, if we are under a high level of stress, there will be negative impacts on our physical and mental health. Therefore, learning how to deal with pressure is important. Different people chill out in different ways, so here as some different options!
- Watch funny videos
Laughter is a stress cure. When you are under too much pressure, just go to YouTube or other websites, find some funny things like prank videos or comedy sketches, watch them and laugh. You will feel much better!
- Talk to your friends
It is usually better to deal with problems together with your close friends than do it all alone. When you are struggling, why not talk to your friends about what is on your mind? They will show their love and support for sure.
- Work out
Exercise does help to release the negative energy inside your body. When you feel stressed, you can work out for an hour, jogging, strength training or anything else you like. You will feel more positive and healthy after getting sweaty.
- Eat something sweet
Sweet snacks such as chocolate contain compounds that can relax your mind and improve your mood. Have a piece of cake or a chocolate bar when you are under stress. Remember to treat yourself for working hard!
- Pet an animal
Having a little bit ‘animal therapy’ will help you lower your blood pressure and ease anxiety. Animals offer us comfort without needing to speak about our problems, which is perfect if you don’t feel like sharing.
- Breathe deeply
Breathe in and breathe out. Deep breathing will soothe your body and mind. Breathe in, hold in for several seconds and exhale slowly. Repeat several times. And then enjoy the calm it brings!
- Take a bath.
Take a dip in warm water to relax your muscles and your mind. A daily good soak will relieve a lot of stress! Unleash your rubber duck as well. This ‘bath buddy’ will make you smile!
- Have a good cry
Bottling up your feelings is totally a bad idea which sometimes may cause severe problems and lead you to the wrong path. Don’t feel embarrassed to let your emotions out. You have the right to be sentimental sometimes. Just have a good cry, you will be surprised by the relief it brings!