There are times when you feel low… times when you feel totally unproductive ... and unmotivated. Here are some stress-buster ideas that can help.
Listen to Music
Listening to music works therapeutically for most people. Whatever your particular taste in music is, listen to that. Get your Spotify playlist out. Listen to your most favorite song. This can cheer you up royally. Want something else - try a soothing sound bowl meditation.
Play a Game
If you like computer games, this could be a great way to manage your stress and take a time out. Even simple strategy games can do it for you if you like them. The point is to make your mind happy and take a break. Switch off the busy thinking mind and focus on a fun and engaging game. So, choose the game you like and play on. Set a little timer so you can get back to your day.
Speak to a Friend
Most times, if you just share your sorrows with someone, you can do well at managing them. Call the one person you trust more than anyone else and tell them what happened. They will listen to you. Do not fear reprimand or ridicule. That won’t happen. If they are your true friend, they will hear you out and even tell you what you should do.
Go Out for a Walk
If you are stressed, sitting inside and brooding is only going to make matters worse. What you need to do is to go out and let it all out. Take a whiff of the air outside and you will find your problems slowly dwindling away. Most importantly, you can give it some thought and put things in a better perspective. This helps as well.
Busy Yourself with Something
When you are trying to work out your stress, the one thing you should try to do is to divert your mind. You have to busy yourself with something that you can put your heart and soul to. This could be your work or do something creative that you were long meaning to do. This can divert your mind in a very profound manner, and you will find that you are slowly but steadily coming out of your stress.
Get your day started on a positive vibe with this amazing Mood Stabilizing Smoothie!
MOOD STABILIZING SMOOTHIE
1 cup almond, coconut, or rice milk
1 cup fresh or frozen blackberries
1 teaspoon maca powder
1 tablespoon almond butter
1 handful of spinach
1 tablespoon raw, organic honey or stevia to taste (optional)