I know writing helps people process their thoughts. Don’t worry about grammar or spelling, just get words to paper and let it flow.
Hot Shower or Bath
There’s a reason that there is something called Shower Thoughts. Most people find showers and baths, water in general, to be very soothing.
Eat a Healthy Snack
Whenever I get super stressed or worried, I look at what I am eating. If I am not eating healthy, I feel much worse! Reach for some protein and nutrient-rich foods like berries.
Listen to a Podcast
There are so many good podcasts to listen to depending on what you like. Learn something or be entertained.
Everyday when it’s not too hot outside, I like to sit on my porch for a few minutes and just be quiet. I listen to the birds chirp, the wind through the trees, noises from the neighborhood.
Go For a Walk
Even a short walk can boost your mood. Getting exercise is always a good idea and helps decrease stress.
Do a Yoga Workout
There are so many fantastic yoga workouts on YouTube! From beginner to expert, there is something for everyone. And bending, stretching and breathing is a positive way to de-escalate stress.
Listen to Soothing Nature Sounds
If you have a smartphone you can find apps that feature nature sounds like rain on a roof, wind, waves. There are also lots of sounds and soothing music on YouTube.
Take a Nap
Sometimes you just need to grab a blanket and cuddle up with some pillows.
I find baking and being in the kitchen soothing. I love to bake, it takes my mind off whatever is bothering me for a while.
Read a Book
This goes without saying! I’m a HUGE fan of reading and a good book will bring you into another time and place. I love losing myself in a good story.