5 Ways to Destress and Relax

We get it. Life can get stressful with many responsibilities to complete between working a job, minding the household, and taking care of your family.

After a long day of hard work, you deserve some relaxation time. Here are five ways you can destress and relax any time you need a getaway from life’s stressors.

1. Play a Game

Studies have shown that playing games can help you to relax. When you fulfill a challenge in a game, you get rewarded whether with special prizes or other in-game valuables. Hence, this releases dopamine in your body and makes you feel good.

Games are way more available now than ever. Fire up your PlayStation or Xbox console to play your favorite RPG sometimes with 3D capabilities. Lay back on the couch and play your favorite interactive smartphone game such as Candy Crush Saga or Dice Dreams.

If you like casino games, log on to for a getaway from your daily responsibilities with a round of Blackjack or a suspenseful spin at the electronic slot station. Bet wisely and remember to have fun!

2. Call or Text a Loved One

Especially if you have a lot on your mind, venting to a loved one via a phone call or text message can help you sort your thoughts. It does not help to keep everything pent up in your brain. Making that call or sending that text can change your perspective and outlook on how your day is going so you can be more optimistic about your situation.

3. Take a Warm And Relaxing Bath

It’s one thing to hop in the shower super quick and wash up, but to treat yourself to a warm bath where you soak your worries away is something very serene. Get as fancy as you want by lighting candles, adding bubbles, and drinking a glass of champagne. Heck, throw in the rose petals if it means you feel like you are truly relaxing and treating yourself.

4. Clean Something Up

Sometimes cleaning something up whether your kitchen dishes, wiping down your bathroom, or putting away a load of laundry can make you feel good. Ridding of the clutter in your home by cleaning up and putting everything in its specific home can have a positive effect on your mental health.

When your eyes see clutter constantly, it can make you feel depressed because you may feel like you do not have control over the mess. Work to remedy the mess little by little to achieve the final presentation you desire for your home.

5. Do Breathing Exercises

Just closing your eyes and inhaling and exhaling slowly can do wonders to destress your mind and help you feel motivated again to tackle your to-do list. Sit down in your favorite comfy place. Close your eyes, clear your mind, and focus on your breathing. Imagine your happy place as you inhale mindfully and exhale slowly to release all your tension.


What is your favorite thing to do when you are feeling stressed and need a few moments of relaxation time? Let us know in the comments to get the conversation started!

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