When we think of stress management we tend to think of boring hard work. It doesn’t have to be that way. Sure you have to work at it but taking a balanced steady approach to stress management can be rather easy and extremely effective. We should use stress management activities in combination with typical stress management to help with results and to keep things fun and interesting.

What are some stress management activities?enjoy-stress-management-activities

There are many stress management activities. In fact some are activities we already participate in. Exercise of any form is a great stress management activity. In addition to being great for stress it is great for us. It is so easy to slack off and ease into a sedentary lifestyle, however it would behoove us to keep fit. We know how good we feel after we work out and we can link how good we feel, in general, to how much exercise we get.

Deep relaxation is one of the many stress management activities we have available to us. One method is to lay down with peaceful music playing, perhaps relaxing incense burning, and tightening each muscle one at a time. Begin with your feet, tense them up for a few moments and then relax them. Notice how good it feels to relax them. Move on through the entire body. Visualize yourself becoming more and more relaxed. You will be surprised and how much your mind can benefit this process. The more you practice the easier it will come and the deeper you will relax.

Remove clutter!

It feels good to have a clean work area and home. Consider a deep clean of the spaces you spend the most time in. Cleaning can be a bore but if you relax, put on some nice music, and think about how good you will feel when it is done than you can make it enjoyable. Put a twist on it and before you throw something out, break it. This is a nice stress reducer and it can be pretty fun.

Think about the healthy things you enjoy doing and set aside time to do them. Be sure not to do any activity in excess as keeping a balanced life is key to having a healthy level of stress. Enjoy your free time and try to relax and focus on what stress management activity you are doing. The more present in the moment you are the more affective they become. The same is true for all parts of life, living in the moment can unlock beautiful things in your life. So stay focused and relax!