Easing tension and relieving stress are often associated with things like travel and luxurious spa treatments. While those indeed sound nice, they are undeniably expensive. And, quite honestly, you can’t just pack your bags and visit the Maldives whenever you feel stressed out.
Relaxing doesn’t always have to equate to spending a couple of thousand of dollars. It is possible to pamper yourself and unwind on a budget. In fact, you can relax and unwind even in the comfort of your own home. You just need to give yourself a few minutes to release all the negative emotions you are feeling.
Feeling stressed lately? Think you need an hour or two to relax on a budget? Here are our suggestions.
When you’re stressed out, it might be tempting to stay in bed and do nothing all day. But there are instances when it's better to move around instead of staying in bed.
Exercise is probably the cheapest way to deal with anxiety and stress. It can help you release happy hormones and keep your mood positive. Even a simple walk in the park can do wonders for your stress.
This works best if you commit to exercising regularly. Choose a noncompetitive sport or get a personal trainer who can help you achieve your goals.
Declutter Your Closet
Cleaning up your surroundings can help clear your mind. Set aside time to declutter your closet and get rid of clothes, bags, and shoes that you no longer use. Put some tunes on and enjoy the whole process. Create a pile for items you want to throw, give away, and keep. You’ll feel much better after cleaning your closet.
Write On Your Journal
Writing down your thoughts can help you release all the bad vibes that are bothering your mind. It’s a good idea to keep a journal where you can just write whatever you feel.
Don’t worry about being coherent or grammatically correct. Just say what you want to say even if you are not making sense. The important thing is to express yourself and try to use words to describe all the negative things that are bothering you.
Scream Your Heart Out
Most of the time, we try to hold ourselves together and keep our composure even under stressful circumstances. If you’re alone at home, take it as an opportunity to release stress by screaming your heart out. It will help release pent-up anger and frustration. It only takes a few seconds of screaming to feel the results.
It’s hard to do this in certain settings like your office or any other public place, but if you see an opportunity, it's good to be honest with yourself about how you feel.
Take A Stress Relief Bath
You deserve to be pampered. When you feel there are so many things weighing you down, put more attention and energy to self-care. You have to look after your needs. Put away all distractions and set aside an hour or two for yourself. Plan out all the details and be committed to relaxing.
Make your bath time even better with Epsom salt. Made from magnesium and sulfate, Epsom salt is known to provide relaxation. It can help detoxify the body and release tension.
We have various kinds of Epsom salt bath products, and all of them are enhanced with 100% pure essential oils that can help you enjoy aromatherapy benefits. For stress, we particularly recommend our Stress Relief Bath Soak with spearmint essential oil and eucalyptus essential oil.
Learn more about Epsom salt online here.