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Iceni Magazine | August 14, 2022

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How To Destress And Relax This Weekend

How To Destress And Relax This Weekend

According to a recent study,  one in four Brits says they have no time to relax in their daily lives.

As a result, it’s hardly surprising that stress levels across the country are higher than ever. However, while a little stress is unavoidable, when it becomes part of our routine, it can lead to trouble.

For example, not only does prolonged stress impact your mental health, but it can also take a toll on your physical wellbeing.  For example, those with high levels of daily stress are more likely to deal with health complications such as heart disease, migraines and high blood pressure.

As a result,  it’s important that you stop dismissing these feelings and put plans in place to take better care of yourself (both mind and body).  With that in mind, here are some simple ways to relax and destress this weekend!

  • Decluttering your home. There are various different internal and external factors of stress – our surroundings often being a key culprit. As a result, if you want to create a more relaxed atmosphere in your home, then you should start by decluttering the space. This will help you to feel more organised and less overwhelmed.
  • Look into holistic treatments. Holistic treatments and massages, such as those offered at The Wellness Sanctuary, are another great way to relieve stress. This is due to the fact that they promote relaxation and self-care, while also helping you to relieve any pent-up tension or stress from your body.
  • Stop working from the sofa (or your bed). Close to 50% of the UK workforce have worked from home during the pandemic, with many businesses planning to make this a normal affair moving forward. However, if this is the case, you must set up a designated work from home space in your house – and stop working from the comfort of your sofa. This is particularly important when you consider that one in four adults find it harder to destress because their home is their primary working space. By differentiating your ‘office space’ from your social or private spaces, you’ll find it easier to switch off and relax.
  • Practice mindfulness. Practising mindfulness is another great way to begin to destress, due to the fact that it provides you with healthy coping mechanisms and strategies to utilise when things get tough. Remember, mindfulness can mean something different to each one of us, whether you find clarity and peace through guided mediation, listening to music, or simply sitting in silence for a little while.
  • Get outdoors. Spending more time outdoors is a scientifically proven method for stress reduction – as it helps us to clear our mind and also increase our body’s production of serotonin. Furthemore, you don’t even have to stray far from your home to get this mindfulness boost, as there are plenty of fun and unique hobbies that you can try from your garden. Alternatively, you could go on a short walk during your lunch break or in between meetings. Ideally, you should try to spend some time outdoors each day, even if the weather is not on your side.

 

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