Easy Ways of Destressing at Home

Easy ways of destressing at home

What ways are you destressing at home? It is our humble abode after all

Let’s be honest, who isn’t excited about the holidays? If you’re fortunate enough, you finally get some time off from work, you have the opportunity to eat some delicious food, spend time with your family, and just overall relax. After all, that’s what the big majority of Christmas movies show us.

But most of the time, things aren’t really like they are in the movies. Around this time of the year, everything can become a bit hectic and you can burn out without even noticing. 

You get home from work, thinking that you’re going to relax, but you’re only met by other chores. The dog needs to go on a walk, you might need to prepare dinner, the house must be spotless for guests, and let’s be honest, dealing with family isn’t always easy. All of this sound familiar? So what are the easy ways that you’re destressing at home?

What should be the most wonderful time of the year just ends up increasing your stress and anxiety levels. Now, you don’t need me to tell you that this isn’t a good thing. Ultimately, nobody wants to feel on edge and ready to jump into an argument on special occasions. 

Experts tell us that stress can also lead to emotional problems, depression, panic attacks, or other forms of anxiety and worry.

What is there to be done then? Well, quite obviously, you need to let out some steam. And there are a lot of ways to do this, of course, but let’s take a look at the most common and easy to practice methods.

Do Something You Enjoy

It’s easy to get lost in work and forget about your hobbies or the things that bring you personal satisfaction and make you relax. And just like that, the holidays pass, and you find yourself back in the office, stressed, wound up, and easily annoyed by the smallest of things. 

This is definitely not a good way to start off your day or week. Well, even if there is much to be done, you can still make room for a hobby or a light activity that can make you forget about your responsibilities. So, do you want to get cozy, grab a cup of hot cocoa, and catch up on a series that you like? Then do it! Think about what you enjoy doing and simply do it. 

But this doesn’t mean you need to let go entirely of your responsibilities. If you do that, you might end up with a pile of chores at the end of the day or week, and trying to complete these chores at the last minute will definitely spark up more stress. 

To avoid this, organize your time. Push your tasks at the beginning of the day so you can have the afternoon or evening to yourself. And when you get that alone time, just do something that you enjoy.

Meditate

This is probably the most common destressing method. When stressed, everybody was told at least once to try meditation. And many people try it, once, and they see it’s not instantly working out, so they just give up.

If you’ve also tried meditating and don’t really think it’s what you need, then these holidays are the perfect chance to change that. It’s quite likely that you haven’t found a meditation style that matches you, which is why I recommend trying to find several videos on the internet or even installing some meditation apps. Or even better, you can get a life coach that can guide you through the process and show you how it’s done. 

Here’s a tip if you decide to give meditation another try: before you start, make sure that you’re in a comfortable environment and make sure that nobody comes in to disturb your alone time. If you need some more information on mediation and how you can start, check out my article on meditation

And remember, for many, meditation is an acquired taste, so if you give it some time, you will most definitely end up loving the way it makes you feel.

Exercise 

When it’s cold outside, we tend to use that as an excuse to not exercise, Almost any form of exercise or movement can increase your fitness level while decreasing stress. When you pick an activity you enjoy, it makes it all the more fun as well as de-stressing. This could include walking, stair climbing, jogging, dancing, bicycling, yoga, tai chi, gardening, weightlifting, and swimming.

Keeping your mind and your body healthy, it plays a dual role. So regular exercise is not only able to reduce anxiety and stress, but it can also increase your energy levels and improve sleep. 

In fact, even 15 minutes of walking can help you considerably, so try going for a walk when things become too much at home. 

Bottom Line 

A truth that not many want to admit is that the holidays can be pretty stressful, and we should take every opportunity we can get to destress. And de-stressing doesn’t necessarily need to involve any of the things mentioned above. 

Everybody has their own way of blowing out some steam — for some, that could mean drinking a cup of tea, reading a book, taking a hot bath, or simply taking a nap. 

But the fact is, you need to find a way to loosen up. Why? Because stress can be one of the main causes of a lot of mental and physical issues. But what if you don’t have a specific destressing method? Or what if you want to try these things, but don’t know where to start?

Well, then the solution might be more simple than you think. In this case, what you need is a guide, somebody that can help you form good habits and improve your life. And this is exactly what a life coach will do. So if you need somebody to help you out, then contact me and let’s have a chat