Women are generally believed to be juggling more roles than men, and this sentiment hits home for working mothers. The demands of a busy household, coupled with responsibilities at work, can take its toll on anyone’s physical and mental health.
The good news is, dealing with stress doesn’t need to be mundane and lifeless for women! There are more ways to bust this migraine-inducing tension than the usual meditation, yoga, or just sleeping it off.
5 Easy Ways to Relieve Stress for Women
Set the tone for the rest of the day by putting on some jazz music, bossa nova, or even a Mozart on the Bluetooth speaker or cellphone. Light up a few aromatic tea candles and run a luxurious hot bath. The relaxing music will put one’s haywire mind to rest.
Did you know stressed out European women shell out £50 or about $70 for an hour-long of flotation bath therapy inside a pod? In the U.S., it’s called float tanks. If people are willing to pay that much of a price for something that brings them bliss, then maybe it’s worth a try!
2. Go Target Shooting
It may seem over-the-top to some, but spending time in a safe and controlled environment and hitting targets can be meditative to some people. That’s because they get to clear their mind of the day’s problems. Their only focus is on aiming and breathing.
Even experienced marksmen can attest that spending time at the shooting range helps them find their center, and they feel more calm and relaxed.
Now, don’t get intimidated by this sport just because it’s predominantly masculine. Be familiar with all types of firearms and all things pistol-related. Start by looking at some collection of gun parts and accessories that can be a kickstart to a cool hobby.
3. Get Lost in a Beautiful Place
No need to get out of the country to experience stillness and serenity. Get in touch with nature, go to the nearest calming place, and camp out alone or with the squad. Bask in the rays of a radiant sun in the morning while taking in the view with a cup of your favorite coffee, and wait for the golden hue of the sunset.
It’s easy to overlook the simplest things that are readily available with how fast-paced today’s society is.
Sometimes to relieve stress, a quick unplugging and reacquainting of one’s self with the surroundings can do magic. Heck, even a sprouting plant in between cracked concrete can bring a smile or two too!
4. Dance it Out
A rocking playlist can definitely turn a day around! Let that hair down after work, kick off those high heels, grab a bottle of wine, and let out the inner dancer. Don’t underestimate the power of hip-hop, reggae, tango, and even rock metal when enjoyed to uplift a mood.
Thanks for always clearing my head, healing my heart, and lifting my spirits.
– Lori Deschene
Researchers who worked on a controlled study in the Journal of Applied Gerontology found that dancing with a partner can help relieve stress. So, grab a friend, go to a club or a jazz bar (if you’re into the slower type of music), and dance the stress away!
5. Check into a Nice Hotel
Ever wondered why people do staycations at hotels? It’s the simple fact that cleaning up after one’s self is not at all expected when it’s time to check out. Housekeeping is only a ring away when something needs to be cleaned up anytime during the stay.
A change of scene can make a difference in one’s well-being. This is why so many families have holiday homes. However, don’t wait for a holiday to treat yourself to a well deserved R&R.
Don’t overdo it by working two jobs or working overtime daily and not getting a break. Once in a while, check into a nice hotel, put on the 350 thread count robe, and stay in those big, inviting beds!
In Short, – Don’t stress over stress, Sister
Ignoring the many physical effects of stress can bring about several conditions that can contribute to more profound problems like stress-related depression, feelings of insecurity, and conflicts in relationships. If nothing is being done about it, it’s only going to suck you in deeper. Dust off and start with these five stress relievers, so to work your way to a happier, healthier, and stronger you.
So This was it for today. I hope you have found this post helpful.
Have a Good Day! 😇