April is Stress Awareness Month and if there’s one thing I know, it’s that being stressed out is practically a way of life for many of us. I’m definitely one of those people that easily gets stressed out and sometimes I get so wound up that I can practically feel the cortisol (that’s the stress hormone) entering my blood stream and wreaking havoc on my body. And you know what most people tell me to do in those times? Go to yoga and meditate.
Well, I already know that I should be doing yoga and meditating to relieve stress but, honestly, there has to be a better way. If you’re anything like me and stress is an almost daily occurrence, then you might also be hoping for some stress-relieving tips and tricks that aren’t just the go-to’s of yoga and meditation (not that there’s anything wrong with those things, but they’re not for everyone). For those of us who want more options when it comes to stress relief, here are 15 genius ways to de-stress.
1. Try your hand at a coloring book.
One of my absolute favorite ways to de-stress is by indulging my creative side with a coloring book. It’s sort of like meditating but definitely a little more fun.