Updated: Jan 18, 2021
Stressed does not mean depressed. If you want to know how to cope with depression, check out our other blog on ways to cope with depression.
Different people have different ways of relieving stress. Try a few of these ideas to see which one works best:
Sometimes people like to exercise because the physical stress on your body takes away the mental stress. Exercising can also improve well-being and confidence in yourself which leads to a generally more optimistic view of life.
Try to keep a little journal where you write down 3 good things that happened during the day. It is known as the 3 blessings exercise and it helps end your day with a positive reflection.
Music can also help lighten the mood. Check our post titled “Music Recommendations Proven to Relieve Stress” for more information about music! You can also find stress-relieving playlists on youtube.
You can also talk to a friend on the phone or over messages. Ranting about something is a good way to get out all those negative emotions along with the burden that you carry. They don’t even need to talk; if someone is there listening, it could make you feel much better.
It has been scientifically proven that laughter releases mood hormones called endorphins. Watching a comedy, reading a funny book, and seeing a funny picture or video can make you laugh!