Fun Stress Relieving Activities – Part 1

Working requires long hours of concentration and complete dedication. You may feel compelled to finish work to achieve a deadline, meet client satisfaction, or attain a quota. All these factors can be very stressful but they are inevitable since they motivate people to strive harder.

Even at home we all have stress. Your child may be failing in her studies, or you are late with your rent or bills. These things can be stressful even if we are just thinking about them. If you cannot prioritize what is important, you may feel stress every single day. Sometimes, you have no choice but to remove yourself from a stressful situation and just break away from everything.

Hobbies

Hobbies and pastimes are very good stress relievers. You can take your mind away from problems by having some balance in your life and concentrating on things that are enjoyable and fun. There are several activities that you can enjoy depending on what suits you best.

If you are into singing, go out with your friends and enjoy a sing-a-long at a karaoke bar. Even singing inside your bathroom is not a bad idea. You can enjoy singing almost anywhere as long as you are not bothering anyone. I love to really belt it out in the car! Doesn’t everyone? Oh, come on don’t tell me you don’t.

Dance when no one is around, or even better do it when everyone is looking! We embarrass the heck out of our daughter when we dance in public, the crazier the better, then we laugh hysterically (she is secretly laughing too — she just doesn’t want her friends to know she thinks it’s funny).

If you are not into singing or dancing but are more artistic, purchase a sketchpad and a pencil or any art materials and sketch or paint away. This is a great stress reliever. If that’s too much, you can do paint by numbers or just borrow some crayons and a coloring book from one of your kids or nieces or nephews. These are great stress relievers!

The possibilities are endless when it comes to hobbies. Other people like to tinker on things when they feel stressed. Find the things that you like doing the most and use it to relieve yourself from stress. Not one good thing comes from allowing stress to affect you. Hobbies do not need long hours of attention and they can be done anywhere and are usually cheap.

Check back for our next blog with more fun stress free tips…

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