It’s no secret that 2020 has been a very stress filled year, and people are needing stress management more than ever. This past year has caused us all so much stress. I call it Coronavirus stress. It got me thinking, can stress kill you? So naturally I googled it and apparently it can lead to some pretty shocking effects on the body. We often forget how powerful the mind really is on our bodies. I think Stress management should be one of our top priorities to maintain good mental health. There are tonnes of articles on stress management online but I thought I’d put together some of the tips I use myself to help reduce my coronavirus stress.
LISTEN TO MUSIC
This is my number one go to when feeling stressed. I listen to music all day everyday. Even as I write this I have music playing in the background. Theres been so much new 2020 music thats been released, so there is no shortage of new songs to listen to. If you cant listen to music all day, use your lunch break or even 5 minutes of down time to stick on some music. Headphones are always a must to help get me really into the music.
GET OUT INTO NATURE
Nature is so healing to me. Whenever I’m having a bad day mentally, I love getting outside and being at one with nature far away from any technology. I encourage you, if you feel overwhelmed or stressed, go outside! Get your walking shoes and go out. Listen to the noises you hear, feel the wind at your finger tips. It will help even if it’s just for that moment.
TAKE TIME OFF
Whenever I’m feeling stressed or anxious I take paid time off from work if I can. I think time away from the day to day runnings of life is so important. Even if you cant take paid time off from work, take time off from other things. From your phone, from social media, from other people. Just take time away to regroup. Sometimes you need to take a step back in order to get a new perspective on situations.
PRACTICE SELF LOVE
A really important one for me as sometimes we forget to give ourselves that dose of self love. There are a few ways you can practice this through self care. Looking after your physical and mental health. Taking yourself out of situations that make you stressed or anxious. Take a bath, go for a walk, paint your nails, do your hair, put on a face mask or watch your favourite movie. Self love comes in various different forms. Do something you enjoy.
CONNECT WITH PEOPLE
Reach out to your friendship group or your family, or if you don’t have great relationships with those reach out to people online. One thing I have found is that the blogging community is full of so many amazing people who would be there for you if you needed them. Just having a simple conversation with a trusted person can help unload some of that stress you are facing.
What do you do to help you reduce your stress levels?
I hope this post can be helpful to you in reducing your own stress levels. Remember that it will get better.
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I deadly needed these, I take to much stress
Aw I’m so sorry. I hope these tips help! Its hard dealing with stress!
Nice post, I use all the tips mentioned then sleep afterwards
Sleep is for sure a great thing for us too. It can add more stress if you are over tired!
Those are great tips ☺️ I have a nap or put on my favourite films when I feel stressed ❤️
Thank you! Naps are a must aren’t they! Also you cant beat putting a film on with your favourite fluffy blanket 💛
Thanks Olivia for the great tips.
I reduce stress by sleeping. Sleeping works well for me. By the time I’m awake I feel refreshed and active once again.
Thank you for reading!
A few people have said sleep now! I agree, getting enough sleep is a must too 😊
Music helps calm me down a lot
Me too! It can really lift my mood!
I just sometimes remind myself that, its just another phase which I am gonna get through and music works like magic
Yes! Everything in life is just a phase that will pass 🤗
I have tagged you in small joy tag olivia! Hope you will like it ❤️
Thank you so much 💛
I mostly play video games. I’ve been playing a lot of The Sims 4 😅 my life there is better lol
I love the Sims 4!! That helps me escape too, makes me feel like im living a different life for a while haha!
True, I’m currently a global superstar stylist there. 😂
Me too😅. Playing video games is like meditation for me. Stress free time!
M. Zeeshan Horani
Well, no doubt very thoughtful post
Especially “love yourself” is the key in my views
Well, some of the points are same which i use to do in stress
I do meditation,
Long walk / running and
Offer prayers and ask guidance from God
This helps me out a lot to reduce my stress and make me feel light, relax and comfortable
I love this post so much!! I have anxiety and so get stressed very often and these are some really great tips!! Especially the self-care one. Thank you so much for sharing 😊💖
You’re so welcome! I do too and these tips help so much in those stress filled times!💕
I can see why they are so helpful 💖😊
I should practice self love
You should! It’s so important ☺️
Be telling you how that plans out
I will Olivia..in fact, lemme take a bath to start things off🙂
I watch a re-run of a favourite show just to help put a stop to all the overthinking!
Sleeping for atleast 7 hours also helps me with my stress & anxiety. ☺️
Yes! I read something somewhere that said re-watching the same shows is a sign of anxiety because u watch over and over to get comfort from something familiar! And it makes sense!
Hey Olivia, just wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for the Ideal Inspirational Blogger Award. The post Is going up tomorrow!
Shelly!! Thank you so much!! 💖 I look forward to reading it!!
Heyyy Liv! These tips are so helpful, thank you so much! I relieve stress (or just when I feel a bit uncomfortable, you get me, right?) by going out to nature (cycling), it really is an amazing way to feel fresh and cool. So I’m gonna have to agree with those tips 10000%! xx
Thank you!! Im glad u found them helpful!!
Yes, i love being outside in nature when i dont feel good. I get you, 100%!! X
Nice advice in this most stressful environment.
Thank you! Im glad it can be of some help!
You are most welcome.
Yes, and yes to all you have mentioned.
Thank you for reading!!
It was a good read. 🙂
I do all those too, coodles. Exercise also relaxes me, breaking a sweat.
Yes for sure! We all have different ways and things that help us 😊
Nature and taking time out from social media are my go to’s in stressful times. A great post 🧡🧡
P.S Just discovered you —can’t wait to read more of what you write xx
Yess! I agree. Time away from my phone is a must sometimes
Thanks for stopping by! I’m about to head over and read some of your posts! ☺️
I think I need to get out in nature more. It’s hard because I have a fear of bugs. I just need to find time when they’re not out in abundance. Thank you for posting this, making me feel better already 😊🥰✨
Yes u do!!😊 i guess that does give u a reason why you don’t but you shouldnt let fear get in the way of experiencing something great!
Ok I’ll give it a try. 😊 Thank you again for sharing the post
I really do need some time off work! The last time I had a holiday or any leave days was in December and I’m so tired… thank you for these tips!
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Oh wow thats a long time to go without any time off! Do it! You’ll feel better for it ☺️
Music helps me a lot always. Nice post! 🙂
I like to close my eyes and take deep breaths for a minute or so. And taking walks and enjoying nature. Great post!
Yes, meditation can help a lot too! Thanks for reading!
Yes to it all….. Sleep is a major stress relieve for me, even if it’s 20 mins…. And getting away from the phone also ♥️
Yes for sure, I always make sure I have time away from my phone each day. I hate that its with me so often but I find myself not being able to live without it!
Ah yes. I know that feeling too well ♥️
Great blog Olivia! I’ll reblog it on my page to give all of my readers a chance to see it 🙂
Thank you so much!!☺️
No problem at all! Always nice to help each other out when we can 🙂
Yes for sure 😊☺️
Hope you have a great day!😁
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No problem! It’s a great post!
Music and self care does it for me
Yes! Music helps me alot too!
The Brown Minimalist
I think lockdown has been a big cause of stress, so hopefully the ideas in this post will be really helpful.
It really has, I know its effected so many of us in various ways! So glad these tips could be of help to you!
Yeah.you are absolutely true.this stressful atmosphere is effecting all human’s mind and physical health.your advices are admirable and everybody needs to follow all those advices,dear Olivia.!!
Thanks so much for reading!