When you’re having one of those days when your to-do list is never ending, and stress is piling up, you need a bit of relaxation. Regular breaks in your busy schedule will help you tackle challenges head-on, so let’s have a look at some simple ways to relax instantly.
How To Relax Instantly
1. Take A Mint
It’s simple, but effective. Taking a mint is going to relax instantly because it has a pleasant aroma, and a flavor that soothes the senses.
2. Drink Some Green Tea
The process of brewing some green tea is satisfying in itself- and helps you disconnect- and it’s one of the fastest teas to brew. It’s recommended that you only keep the green tea bag in water for one minute and a half. Besides, green tea contains antioxidants, which help reduce anxiety and anger- both of which are symptoms of stress.
This sounds too simple to work- but it does. Controlling your breathing is proven to be one of the most instant relaxation methods out there. It takes the focus off the thing that stresses you, and it helps you focus inside yourself. You breathe at a set rhythms which you are controlling, so in the end you feel more in control of the situation itself.
4. Go Outside
Sometimes it’s hard for us to disconnect from stressful events because we are stuck in the same room all day. We end up associating the room to the unpleasant stress if we don’t make it a point to leave the room and go outside every now and then. Not only are we physically disconnecting ourselves from the stress, but it also helps if we go literally outside the building. Seeing people moving around, or the trees in a park, will help you relax instantly.
5. The 2 Minutes
Getting back to that never-ending list we talked about in the beginning, think of it like this. Is there anything that could be done in less than 2 minutes? If the answer is yes, do it now. It’s just 2 minutes. It will be done fast, and you will have the satisfaction of crossing something off your to-do list.
6. Laugh It Off
Take a moment to read something funny, or to watch a sketch you know you always like. Laughter is one of the best anti-stress actions we can do, so try to get as much of it as possible. Even talking to a colleague who you know is funny and who you like can de-stress you, so give this a try next time you’re feeling under pressure.
Sometimes dehydration sneaks up on us, and we don’t notice why we become moody and cranky. Next time you’re feeling angry, drink a glass of cold water and you will see that your mood might improve a bit. This is a simple trick to relax instantly.
8. Pet A Pet
This one’s my favorite. If you have a pet, hug and pet him/her. Pets are some of the best (and cutest) stress relievers, and spending even a few minutes focused on showing your pet some love can be beneficial to you.
How methods do you have to relax instantly? Share your wisdom with us in a comment.