Been feeling stressed out lately with exam season? Then you’re in the right place. Everyone knows one of the most stressful times of the year is exam season and with that coming to an end it’s time to chill out and make some time for some serious relaxing. Here are some of the best ways to relieve stress.
1. Book A Spa Day
One of the best ways to relieve stress is to melt them away with a relaxing massage. Book a spa day for a day of total pampering, treat yourself or have a D.I.Y spa day at home with some homemade face masks, body scrubs and nail polish.
2. Watch TV
One of the easiest ways to forget about everything is by binge-watching one of your favourite TV shows or movie. Find a cozy spot, put on some comfy clothes, grab a snack and lose yourself in a different world.
3. Take A Bath
Draw a hot bath, add some of your favourite scents and just soak. For a more relaxing atmosphere light a candle, pour a glass of wine (or two) and either play some of your favourite songs, grab a book, or watch something on your laptop/phone.
4. Go For A Walk
Sometimes the best way to clear your mind is by going for a long walk and appreciating the nature around you. Go yourself, with your pet or with some friends! Just make the most of it and lose yourself in the moment.
5. Retail Therapy
Everyone loves a little retail therapy. Treat yourself to a shopping spree at the shopping centre or do it from the comfort of your home, it’s entirely up to you! Remember, you don’t need to spend hundreds, even spice up your usual grocery shopping by flinging in a little treat for yourself.
Another great way to relieve stress, and possibly the most fun on this list, is partying the night away. Get dressed up, let your hair down and go wild. What better way to forget about everything by making memories and having fun with friends on a night out.
7. Go On A Trip
This can be as basic or luxurious as you like. Whether it’s a day trip, camping or staying in a hotel, sometimes all you need is to get away from everything. Go yourself or take friends, family, or your partner. The possibilities are limitless.
If it’s a temporary fix you’re looking for to relieve stress then a night of good sleep is what you’re looking for. Sometimes getting a good nights kip can make the world of difference. A general rule of thumb to go by when studying for exams – if you don’t know it by midnight, you won’t know it after midnight.
Meditation isn’t for everyone and that’s fine, but if you go into it with an open mind and a little patience then you’re bound to feel its effects. This can be done by following YouTube videos, focusing on yourself in the present moment and your breathing. Yoga is a great way to practice meditation while keeping moving.
The final way to relieve stress is by exercising. This last one may not be to everyone’s taste but it’s a proven fact that by getting your heart pumping, produces chemicals in the brain that make you happy. Some of the top ways to exercise that we recommend are yoga, boxing, spin cycle, and circuits.