5 Weird Ways To De-Stress
Yes, weird. Because it's unlikely that you'll come across them in any other stress relief lesson, or you may run a risk of being the "weirdo".
1. Do things real slowwwwwww
Walk slow. Talk slow. Eat slower. Shower really slow. Imagine yourself in a slow-motion movie. If you are able to do this, you’ll realize that it feels so hilarious that you’re not even going to think about anything else while carefully controlling your movements! You might even feel your patience being tested, but at the end of a 10 min walk instead of 4, you’ll be more relaxed. Don’t forget to slot about twice the regular time for the activity (and don’t get late for that date)!
2. Stop time optimization
I know many of us have our minds continuously calculating and planning our time commitments for the day. 10 minutes earlier here, 5 minutes for driving there, 7 minutes to stop and fuel, 10 minutes to talk on phone. Wait! That’s not how you live life! Try losing sense of time. Try setting an alarm for a cutoff point and enjoy the activity instead of regularly checking the clock. Try setting fewer goals for the day and more time per activity. While reducing stress, this will also allow your mind to put in some creativity to your work in the extra time!
3. Re-live your vacation, minus the expenses
Go take out your photo album from your favorite vacation. Head back in time and go through that wonderful vacation – when you boarded the flight, when you landed, your hotel, your stroll, your friends or family – did you smile? Did you hear the waves crashing? Did you feel the rain drops on your face? Occasionally, take a mental vacay like this. You will probably be planning your next vacation by now!
4. Take a “mawn vrat” (Wow of silence)
Oh yes, who in this very, very busy world has time to reply to every call, text, notification or even the person cribbing about the weather? Just go on a communication detox. Not just verbal, even textual. Just how we fill up on fats and toxins in our binge eating spree, we fill up a lot of clutter in our minds from all sorts of information. For some days, make it a point to reply only if necessary. Make minimal communication to your friends/colleague/family and enjoy the silence. Give a thought before you speak. Enjoy the laziness of not having to speak or text.
5. Put your phone inside the drawer/handbag/anywhere out of sight
Instead of on the table or in the pocket. It’s not a new knowledge that mobile phones are an addiction as well as a source of added social stress. I know, most of us can’t just go offline for even a few hours. But what we can do is keep it in a drawer instead of somewhere accessible. All we will do by this is stopping the involuntary compulsion of picking up the phone every time we get few seconds off or every time it buzzes.
Try these out and do let me know how it felt!
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