Stress is something that most people deal with. Life is stressful. A lot of people have families, jobs, and bills. It’s easy to let the stress pile up, but letting stress pile up can be really unhealthy. What are you doing to help relieve your stress? It is important to keep stress levels low to lead a happy and healthy life. Nearly half of Americans say that they struggle from stress. We are going to give you our list of our favorite ways to relieve stress!
Of course, we are going to promote working out! We are Inward Fitness! But we want you to try this high intensity workout. High intensity workouts can help you blow off steam, take your mind of whatever may be bothering you, and relieve stress. Try this circuit!
DB Thrusters (Squat to Press) 10 reps
Burpees 10 reps
Reverse Lunge to Bicep Curl 20 reps
V-Ups 10 reps
Sand bell Slams 15 reps
Switch Lunges 20 reps
Wall Balls 10 reps
Leg Raises 15 reps
Wall Sit 30-60 seconds
X3-5 Rounds (whatever you can make time for)!
- Meditate/ Yoga
Some people have stigma against mediation and yoga. However, both are a great way to relieve stress. Chances are you have a yoga studio just down the street from where you live. Give it a chance. What do you have to lose?! Some yoga classes end with a 15-20-minute meditation session. Some yoga studios offer a class solely for meditation. Both are wonderful options!
- Essential Oils
Essential oils can be knocked on as something millennials like to waste money on. Don’t knock it until you try it! Essential oils can be a great way to relax. You can start by buying essential oils such as lavender, ylang ylang, and/or chamomile. You can just take some deep breaths and breath them in. Or you can apply it to your wrists, temples, and/or behind your neck. If you find that you really love them, you can go all out and buy a diffuser!
- Go for a Run
If you enjoy running, it can really help for relieve stress. It the heat of the moment it might not feel like you have time to go on the run. Even if you can don’t have a lot of time, going for a quick run can do a lot of good for your body!
- Talk to Someone
It helps to talk about how you feel. Whether you talk about it with your spouse, a friend, or a therapist. Make sure whoever you are talking to gives you valuable advice and is someone you trust.
We hope that these ways we keep stress at bay will also help you. Give these five ways a try and see how they make you feel! If you have some ways you like to relieve stress, feel free to share with us! As always, if you have any questions, please contact us.
Written by Jacquelyn M