|Article By: Empress Lisa Artist|
Edited by: Anaiyah
Believe it or not, nature is a great way to unplug from the daily stresses of life, oh the wonders of taking a nice long walk! Getting outside in the sunshine, feeling the warmth on your skin, breathing in and out deeply are great ways to literally blow some stress away. Or go outside in the evening when the sun is setting to give your eyes a visual treat!
|Enjoy a your favorite latte..|
Another, often overlooked way of relieving stress is laughing! Yes, laughing! It truly is the best medicine…Not only does laughing help to strengthen the immune system, it increases blood flow to the heart, it relieves stress, eases pain, and it releases endorphins in the brain which is why we usually feel so happy after a good belly laugh! So watch that hilarious movie, listen to your girlfriend tell that funny story, share a joke with the kids, it’s even okay to laugh at yourself sometimes…Life is not meant to be taken seriously all the time, even though we tend to act like it is.
Last but certainly not least is to open up to someone who will listen, really listen to what you have to say. We all need to be heard, to feel validated for what we may be feeling, be it good or bad. It’s so important to have someone who will be there for you no matter what. Communicating our feelings, our frustrations, dreams, and aspirations to a trusted friend may be just what we need to get through a difficult moment.
Pick up the phone and call your girl, or even better grab the car keys and go for a visit to see her in person! And remember, the sun is still there even in the midst of the rain, when the clouds clear it’s right there shining down on you.