30 Ways To De-Stress

30 Ways To De-Stress and Unwind.

It seems that today more than ever, we have become an overworked underpaid stressed out human race. It is NOW vital we learn some of the basic fundamental ways to de-stress and unwind.

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What actually is Stress

Stress is a build up of an overwhelmed mental process. The triggers of stress can be either positive, such as a new born baby or promotion at work, or negative such as car breakdown or loss of money . In almost all instances it is usually the result of unexpected or sudden changes in ones life, but is not limited too. Stress can also be a slow gradual process or can be experienced as an instantaneous reaction.

We usually divide stress into three categories, these are Acute stress, Chronic stress and Traumatic stress.

Acute Stress: Stress that causes an immediate noticeable change in ones mental state, such as avoiding a car crash, or sudden confrontation

Chronic Stress: Stress that causes continuous harm, anxiety or frustration, such as prolonged pressures of work or school.

Traumatic Stress: Stress caused after a dangerous and scary event. Example would be experiencing war, a deadly storm or almost drowning. Traumatic Stress can lead to PTSD post traumatic stress disorder

How do we experience Stress

We first experience stress wether acute or chronic as mental phenomenon, this can then be experienced either two ways, physically or emotionally.

Our physical response can be felt throughout our entire body, with each organism and muscle feeling tense and taught, usually however we experience stress in isolated locations such as sweaty palms, a raised heart beat or stiffness in the neck and shoulders as examples.

Our emotional response to stress causes changes to happen in our consciousness and our thoughts, we feel worried, we may have difficulties in focusing on tasks, can make us cry or outbursts of anger, and we can become consumed by just one thought going around and around.

The 30 basic fundamental ways to De-Stress and unwind

If you are experiencing stress either emotionally or physically then use these 30 beautiful techniques to slow down and unwind from a stressful day.

  1. Go for a walk

  1. Stretch and Revitalise

  1. Read a good Book

  1. Meditate for 5 minutes

  1. Go for a bike ride

  1. Listen to your favourite music

  1. Count to ten

  1. Use the free 7 Wonders course

  1. Disconnect from technology

  1. Just be outside in fresh air

  1. Punch a pillow

  1. Soak up some sunshine

  1. Take a 10 Minute shower

  1. Read some motivational quotes

  1. Keep a Journal

  1. Try Walking Meditation

  1. Kick a ball about

  1. Smile because it’s what makes life so beautiful

  1. Read an inspirational Moral Story

  1. Give yourself a head and neck massage

  1. Try some basic yoga

  1. Do some star jumps

  1. Write 10 things you love about yourself

  1. Squeeze a squash ball

  1. Take some long deep breaths

  1. Make or buy yourself a Jar Of loving Kindness

  1. Do some Gardening

  1. Try Loving Kindness Meditation

  1. De-clutter your space

If you would like to add to this list or think maybe something should be left out then please help others by leaving a comment below.

kind regards

Dhamma Tapasa