Have a good laugh
They say laughter is the best medicine. By having a good laugh you are not think about your current stressful problems.
By laughing your body releases endorphins, which are the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins will help you with an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain. So this can mean that your view on all the day-to-day stressful events will vastly improve even when the laughing has gone.
So dig out that comedy DVD and have a good laugh.
Release your artistic talents
Even if you are not Banksy – one excellent way of releasing stress is by painting. The activity will take your mind off the stress that is currently in your life and will ease relaxation. Plus you can be proud of your artistic talents and the end result.
Tidy up your home and de clutter
if you home is extremely untidy you are going to feel even more stressed. The more untidy the more stress……So have a clear out and check out all the unwanted items. Either sell them or donate to the local charity shop. A home clear of clutter will mean you will start to have a clear mind and start to think more positively.
How much fun is it blowing up balloons? Did you know that by blowing up a balloon makes you take deep breaths thus aiding relaxation?
Consider getting a cat or dog
Research has shown that the love you give to a pet dog or cat reduces your stress as you are giving unconditional love to your pet.
Even if you do not have a pet why not spend some time pet sitting a neighbours pet or even become a dog walker. Spending time with a pet can ease depression and there is evidence that it can lower your blood pressure as well.