Three Activities For Stress And Anxiety Relief
1. Move Your Body – One of the best stress relievers is regular exercise, however, it will only work with exercises where you’re concentrating fully on what you’re doing. My best friend is a golf fanatic! If he’s under stress, he’ll take to the golf course. To hit the ball sweetly requires concentration and he believes hitting the ball gets rid of pent-up frustration. One martial art I can personally recommend is Ju-jitsu as concentrating fully is essential. And one of my neighbors performs boxercise routines twice a week. All of these will reduce stress and anxiety quickly and your body will benefit from the exercise.
2. Unleash Your Creativity – An excellent activity for reducing stress where a lot of concentration is required is writing. A lot of people keep journals to help get their thoughts in order. I’m a keen essayist specializing in the two world wars. Do you have a subject you love that you can write about? It could be that art is more suitable for expressing your creativity? Two creative and satisfying activities that make very good stress relievers are painting and drawing. A canny idea is to use the Internet to search for sites that can help you get started.
3. Rhythm Of Life – I believe the number one method for alleviating stress, anxiety and depression lies in music. Playing a musical instrument is enormously satisfying however it isn’t the only way music can help you find relief. You can dance to music you enjoy or learn how to tango or salsa. You could also study the lives of the great composers. One thing I love doing is learning the story of a song. It’s an engaging pursuit that won’t just alleviate stress, anxiety and depression, it makes listening to music much more enjoyable. You don’t have to do just one of these, you can do them all and you’ll soon discover just how effective music is at alleviating stress, depression and anxiety.
All of these enjoyable and rewarding activities will make valuable additions to your stress management strategies. The number one goal is to cut down on injurious ruminating and each one will help you do that. You’ll also enjoy a sense of satisfaction and your physical health will also feel the benefits. Win-win all around!