De-Stress, Want To Know How To Lower Your Stress? Here's 51 Ways

by Farley Douglas December 06, 2018 2 mins read

The current landscape demands us to work, work, work. To go harder, faster. More is everything. Rest is for laggers. 

 

We keep on banging on about it here at SuperFeast HQ - we are huge on slowing down. On getting back to the basics, on taking time to breathe, feel and just be. The effects of stress are not worth it! We believe super strongly in the art of cultivating your own personal practice, check out how to do that here!

 

Sure, maybe it IS easier living and working from one of the most beautiful places in the world - Byron Bay ;P, but we came across this list and had to share it with you. We promise, there will be something in here for you!! 

 

Without further ado, we present:

 

51 Ways To De-Stress 

  1. Take a bath
  2. Light a candle or incense 
  3. Eat a meal in silence – yes, really. It might feel weird at first, but give it a go! 
  4. Listen to a guided relaxation
  5. Take deep belly breathes
  6. Write in a journal
  7. Walk outside, go nature bathing 
  8. Dance
  9. Examine an everyday object with new eyes 
  10. Colour in something
  11. Do some gentle movement 
  12. Listen to music
  13. Lie down with your legs up against the wall – we love this position, helps support and nourish our overworked adrenals 
  14. Read a book (not a text book, not to ‘learn’)
  15. Meditate 
  16. Notice your body, really feel it
  17. Go for a jog
  18. Turn off all electronics
  19. Drive somewhere new
  20. Make some music
  21. Paint something 
  22. Take a nap
  23. Let out a nice big sigh - ahhhhhhhh
  24. Take a bike ride
  25. Swing on a swing, it’s magical! 
  26. Climb a tree 
  27. Write a poem
  28. Read poetry
  29. Go to a farmer’s market
  30. Pat something furry 
  31. Watch dogs play together
  32. Fly a kite
  33. Let go of something
  34. Give thanks 
  35. Jam out with some kids, they make things a lot simpler! 
  36. Engage in an act of kindness
  37. Watch something funny or moving
  38. View some art 
  39. Create a herbal tonic
  40. Smell some flowers 
  41. Call a mate
  42. Meander around town
  43. Move twice as slowly
  44. Plant something 
  45. Write a letter
  46. Watch the stars 
  47. Watch the clouds
  48. Smell an essential oil
  49. Visit a body of water 
  50. Watch ants – seriously! Or butterflies, or anything in nature. They can teach us a lot ;P
  51. Lie down outside and watch the trees above you in the breeze

 

So SuperFeasters, what do you think, what are some of your favourites? What have we missed? We are always open to new ways of getting back to the simple things ☺ Sleep is an important one,read our top 8 tips here. Wanna take your mediation to the next level? 

 

**This blog was adapted from ‘50 ways to take a break’ Nars Espinosa

Farley Douglas
Farley Douglas

Farley is the SuperFeast marketing magician and eco queen. Farley has a deep love and respect for this planet we call home and is always exploring innovative ways to reduce waste and support the sustainability of her personal and professional practices. Farley is happiest when listening to Simply Red and sipping on a hot cacao tonic drink. He shou wu, tremella, astragalus and ashwagandha are among Farley’s favourite herbs, of which she has on high rotation throughout the day. A grounded taurean, Farley appreciates beauty and design and loves the sun and oceanic air. You can find Farley rocking loud patterns and sporting quirky socks on any given day. A true angel and beloved part of our SuperFeast team.



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