When I’m stressed, I tend to become so overwhelmed that I actually accomplish none of the things I set out to do. I’ll complain to friends, look online for easy solutions, or just give up and lay in bed—unable to sleep. It’s frustrating, but I’ve come to realize that my anxiety is making me less productive than if I just took a deep breath, jotted down my list of to-dos, and tackled one thing at a time.
So, I turned to social media for help. I figured if I could find some quick and easy ways to conquer my own feelings, I’d be able to better concentrate on more important things—and in the process, help you all as well!
And thank goodness for Twitter, because there’s a lot of great advice out there for ways to de-stress in a timely manner. Plus, I love any excuse to cry, sing in the shower, and eat chocolate. Besides that, here are some other fun tips I found:
Good #stress relievers: exercise, pets, movies, dancing, ice cream. Easy on the ice cream though.— Dr. K (@medschooladvice) January 25, 2016
Facebook is blue, Instagram is blue, Tumblr is blue, Twitter is blue. The color blue relieves stress.— Fact (@Fact) February 5, 2016
Great tips for your weekend. Recharge, reflect and relax. pic.twitter.com/TVur5sDCqF— Kelsall School (@KelsallSchool) February 6, 2016
Crying releases extra stress hormones, which is why you feel better after crying.— Knowledge (@itzwikipedia) January 24, 2016
Writing is the best stress reliever 📝— Nia Champignie (@nia_champignie) February 6, 2016
Going on a coffee date with yourself is such great stress reliever ☕️— Farveh A. (@farbs_14) January 30, 2016
Set a timer to remind you to take a break, pop outside for fresh air, stretch, or meditate every 90 minutes or so. #TheMuseQs— Dr Suzanne Gelb (@DrSuzanneGelb) January 19, 2016
Friday 5:45 pm ritual: cranking up the Spotify Stress Relief playlist and ruthlessly attacking my inbox— Valerie (@lapinski) January 29, 2016
Try this breathing exercise: On every inhale, visualize aspects of your life that make you feel supported. On every exhale, release stress.— lululemon athletica (@lululemon) February 3, 2016
Never stress on what you can't control, and never worry about what isn't yours. Unknown pic.twitter.com/UJEaRkvlZc— Roy Bennett (@InspiringThinkn) January 22, 2016
Since the nose is smaller than the mouth, nasal breathing is naturally slower than mouth breathing and is better for reducing stress.— Psychology (@UnusualFactPage) January 22, 2016
Physical touch makes you healthier. Studies show that massages, hugs, and hand-holding reduces stress and boosts the immune system.— Fact (@Fact) January 23, 2016
Dancing has been proven to build confidence and release stress.— Knowledge (@itzwikipedia) January 22, 2016
How do you manage your stress? Tweet me!
Photo of description courtesy of Shutterstock.
As an Associate Editor for The Muse, Alyse is proud to prove that yes, English majors can change the world. She calls many places home, including Illinois where she grew up and the small town of Hamilton where she attended Colgate University, but she was born to be a New Yorker. In addition to being an avid writer, Alyse loves to dance, both professionally and while waiting for the subway.More from this Author