How to Relax

College is a stressful time, filled with due dates, assignments , work and managing your own personal life.

These are some tips to help you relax for just about an hour.

Overall it will Improve your mood, and most of all take a step back to release a little tension.

#1

Find a Hobby.

I personally enjoy video games and watching Youtube. These things help relax me when I feel overwhelmed with the amount of things I’m supposed to do and when I’m done playing games, I feel a lot happier than if I was constantly focused on the task I need to complete.

There are many hobbies you can venture into too, the best is trying to go out of your comfort zone and learn something new , like DIY crafts or Collecting things.

Creative writing is a really good option to consider as well, since you can let your mind run free and drift away with ideas.

# 2

Take a bath.

Even though most people take showers and are against baths, they really do relieve tension on your muscles.

If you take a warm bath with epsom salts, it can relax your muscles and provide some magnesium to your body, which is an essential to muscle performance.

#3

Play Sports!

When you do something that requires physical movement  that is fun, not only does your mood elevate but you end up burning calories and its a natural stress releiver.

You can do many things, such as play basket ball Soccer, Dance ,  Yoga , Longboard and go to the Gym.

#4

Sleep and Eat

I know it is probably the first thing people think of when they relax.

However some people have trouble sleeping and some even forget to eat.

Sleep is one of the most essential things our bodies need. Sleep repairs the wear and tear our body experieinces during the day and allows us to rebuild and grow.

As well as eating, it is the fuel that keeps us going and gives us energy so we are not drowsy.

#5

Aroma therapy.

Some scents  are specific for relaxing people.

For instance lavender helps you sleep. and Chamomile and Peppermint is anti-stress, anti-anxiety and as an anti-depressant as well.

As well as incense is very popular for a relaxing enviorment.

 

These are only a few tips that can help you relieve some tension or stress in your life. There are many many more to try!

Remember that life isn’t always about work and it’s important to take time to enjoy the little things.

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