Check yourself right now — are your shoulders tense and rolled forward? One of the many ways that stress manifests in our bodies is through physical tension. Not only can this lead to painful aches and pains, but can affect your overall health. While it would be nice never to find yourself in a situation that causes stress, the reality of life is that stressful situations can be a part of our everyday.
Whether it’s a demanding week at work, or you’re worried about your finances, stress is bound to happen in our lives. The important thing isn’t avoiding stress, it’s managing it. While anxiety over a deadline or a bill may help you accomplish the most important tasks quickly, it can then be difficult to let go of the day’s stresses. That’s why many of us find ourselves sitting tensely at our desks, with no clear idea why.
It’s important to regularly practice stress-relieving activities that can help release lingering worries, or combat stressful situations. Not only will adopting these practices help you live a happier, more relaxed life, but being mindful about your mood will help you recognize when you need a break sooner.
For some great free ways to relieve stress, check out this visual below by Turbo: