There are plenty of stressors that can leave us worked up.
It could be a bill you forgot to pay, problems with your car, or even your kids just being "too much" at the moment.
So in this blog post, we're covering 9 tips to help you relieve daily stress.
And we mean regular, daily stress.
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Now, let's begin!
9. Identify What's Stressing You Out
We can't work on alleviating daily stress without knowing what causes it in the first place.
For example, if you find yourself wound up in the morning, it might be because you have a dreadful bumper-to-bumper commute ahead of you.
But if you know if that's what's bothering you, you can then go about finding a solution for what's stressing you out.
For example, you can map out a new morning route, work on a solution with your employer, or skip traffic altogether by taking a train (if available).
These aren't sure-fire ways to solve everyone's commuting problems…nor is commuting the main point.
But having a solid idea of what's stressing you is the first step toward fixing it.
8. Organize and Declutter
A messy home doesn't just make you hesitant about having guests over.
In fact, according to Psychology Today, the sight of clutter can be quite an overwhelming stimulus that can leave a person feeling stressed out.
So if it's been a minute since you straightened out your home, now might be a good time to rearrange, throw a yard sale, or even drop stuff off at the thrift shop.
You may end up feeling as good as your place looks.
When fighting daily stress, laughter might be the best medicine.
An article on Mayo Clinic states that laughter can bring about a myriad of benefits regarding stress.
Laughing can activate and then cool down your stress response, even increasing and then decreasing your heart rate and blood pressure.
If you're feeling worked up dealing with an annoying neighbor or roommate, just take some time to sit down, watch your favorite comedy, and laugh it all out.
It's no secret that exercise is good for you.
From maintaining a healthy weight to sleeping, getting up and active can help with many things, including stress.
According to Harvard.edu, exercise reduces the body's stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline.
Plus, it can encourage the production of endorphins and other chemicals that can elevate mood or reduce pain.
After all, there's a reason why they call it a "runner's high."
So if you got off the phone with the mechanic and found out your transmission is blown, throw on some running shoes and go out for a jog.
It definitely won't fix your car, but it may help you feel better.
Like exercise, meditation seems to always find its way on lists of things that can make you feel better.
You can shift your mind away from late bills, unexpected deadlines, or similar matters of daily irritation through meditation.
And according to WebMD, meditating for as little as 10 minutes per day can help reduce stress.
Yes, just 10 minutes a day!
You've got 10 minutes to spare, right?
4. Spend Time in Nature
A study done by Cornell University found that college students who spent as little as 10 minutes per day (again with the 10 minutes) in a natural setting felt less stressed out and even happier.
So whether you're studying for finals or dealing with "real world" issues, put on some hiking boots or grab a fold-up chair and spend some quality time outside.
3. Listen To Some Music
Noisy surroundings aren't the only things you can drown out with a pair of headphones.
An article done by Michigan State University states that music can be a powerful tool for switching off your stress response.
So the next time you feel weighed down by chores, errands, and obligations, try throwing on some headphones and let the tunes melt your worries away.
2. Take A Break From Your Phone
According to Yamalis Diaz, Ph.D., a clinical assistant professor at NYU, notifications, especially upsetting ones, can spur a stress response in our bodies.
Smartphones are helpful, but they can leave our brains constantly "on" either through pleasure centers or stress centers.
So if you find yourself on alert with every ping and buzz, one of the best things you can do is just shut off your phone and maybe just leave it in your drawer.
1. Spend Time With Friends
What are friends for?
Many things actually, including helping us relax a bit.
In 2021, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution did an article about a study done on friendship and stress by the University of Illinois.
The study revealed how familiar partners and friends help reduce cortisol levels.
So if you feel like the daily grind has you got down, reach out, and spend some quality time with a friend!
So those are just some tips on fending off stress associated with day-to-day life.
Whether you missed the bus or preparing for a big move, we hope these tips will help you destress.
But remember, if you find yourself overwhelmed with stress all the time, then it might be a good idea to consult a medical professional.
We're experts in making craft quality Delta-8 and hemp-derived Delta-9 products, but we're not doctors.
None of our products are meant to treat, cure, or alleviate any diagnosed or undiagnosed medical conditions.
And that's just about it.
Take it easy, and until next time!