Follow these tips and unwind a bit

To say it has been a stressful year would still somewhat be an understatement, and now more than ever, we need to focus on our wellbeing, health and stress levels.

Whether you are a student, a parent, a key worker or teacher who is experiencing a little too much at the moment, this piece will talk about some of the ways in which you can de-stress and keep those levels to a minimum.

Why De-stress?

It might seem like a strange question, but weirdly enough, for something that affects us so much and so often, stress can often go undetected. It is not something that has one direct cause or one direct symptom, which means we might not even know when we’re stressed. Maybe you feel particularly snappy at your other half or you wonder how long you have been clenching your jaw for. Maybe you are having trouble sleeping or getting unexplained headaches. Whatever it is, stress can affect us in many ways and affect our quality of life, which is why it is best to de-stress regularly!

Get 10 Minutes of Exercise

Depending on what type of personality you have, it could be that the idea of exercise when you’re stressed is the last thing you feel like doing. But, only 10 minutes of exercise has so many positive benefits on our health and mind, including reducing stress.

There is no particular exercise that is better than another, but taking a brisk walk out in nature can offer you an excellent stress-busting combo.

Play a Fun Game

Playing games can be an excellent stress soother, and with the number that are available for us to choose from, there should be no problem finding something that you will love. Video games are a popular choice for those who need to destress, but other interactive games such as online bingo can be a great way to wind down and have fun at the same time.

When it comes to bingo sites online, there are so many options and themes to choose from. You can also play with friends and make new friends online all without having to leave the comfort of your own home.

Talking to Friends

Having fun and spending time with friends has long been hailed as one of the best stress medicines. A study has shown to find that women, in particular, are biologically equipped to deal with stress by acting as a caretaker, which could be why hanging out with your girlfriends when you feel less than fantastic can be a real cathartic experience.

Invest in Some Plants

If you have managed to so far avoid turning your home into something that resembles a jungle over lockdown then it is time to catch up. Having plants around the home not only act as air purifiers but they also actively help us relax. Plants can actually alter our brain state, encouraging positive neurological activity and relieving muscle tension.

So, really, the recipe to de-stress is to go for a walk with your friends, come back to a home filled with house plants and play bingo. Problem solved.