While you might not like to admit it, that handy little device that you are likely using to read this article brought with it a new world of social nuances and stresses. In addition, it gave your boss the ability to reach you anytime and anyplace. As much as we saw these as conveniences (or borders in regards to the boss), not a lot of attention was paid to the increase in stress levels this level of contact created.
While traditional methods call for you to sit in a dark quiet room, below are some more, shall we say, less-thought-of ways to relax your mind and your body.
Or a bushwalk. Or a treetop stroll. Or simply just sit on a beach for an entire week while drinks and food and brought to you. While it may seem like a simple and obvious idea, ask yourself why you haven’t done it yet?!
Instead of ignoring all of those emails that you see come through your inbox with travel deals, open them and see what they have to offer. Something as small as a weekend away in a forest or camping can be just the break you need to unwind and de-stress.
Social influences would have you believe that people don’t want to hear about your stresses. However, the truth is that your friends and family care about you and are more than happy to sit and listen to you while you talk on and on about your horrid job. Whoever you need to call, head to the Groupon Coupons page for Vonage, pick up some call credit, and chat away your stresses!
Okay, maybe it’s not that extreme, but taking a boxing class is a great way to exhaust your body and bring your mind to a place of calm. If you aren’t able to get yourself to a class, you can use the old punching bag you have in the garage and a pair of old gloves. After all, how can you not find catharsis in spending 30 minutes punching and kicking an exercise bag which you are pretending if the very boss who won’t’ give you that well-deserved raise or time off to travel the world?!
Before you say that you have tried fishing when you were growing up and didn’t like it, this is fly fishing. While regular fishing will have you sitting on a boat while you wait to catch fish, fly fishing requires you to do nothing more than stand in the middle of a relatively shallow moving lake and listen to the sounds of nature. Or most likely, no sounds at all except for the calming running water.
While some of the ideas in this article may not seem like your cup of tea, what have you got to lose in trying them? The worst thing that could happen is that you find a new way to find complete peace and are able to better manage the stresses of your daily life.