Unconventional Ways to Relax and Reduce Stress

Stressed out of your mind? Then consider the below rather uncommon ways to find relief without spending too much time or money.

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Eat Snacks Packed with Vitamin C

Everyone known vitamin C is essential for keeping the immune system in optimal condition. Few people know that vitamin C is also great for reducing stress. Several scientific studies have revealed that regular consumption of vitamin C and assist in mitigating excessive stress. So, are you getting your required daily dose of vitamin C? If not, start eating foods packed with vitamin C every day. Drinking freshly squeezed orange juice, having yellow-hued sweet potatoes with breakfast, and eating an apple a day, as the old saying goes, are all great ways to up your vitamin C intake.

Go on a Health Minded Vacation

One of the best ways to reduce stress and also lose weight is exercising. But sometimes routine exercise may not help eliminate everyday stress. Some people find even going to the gym stressful. If this is the case with you, consider trying out a fitness retreat during vacation time or over a long weekend. The advantage here over a regular hotel stay is that you will get to eat healthy meals and participate in exciting activities that will get your heartbeat up. You will feel much better once your stay is over. You might even feel invigorated and inspired to stay active and shed stress when you return home.

Try New Cuisine

There’s nothing like food to reduce stress. Having food has a very literal and visceral positive effect on your brain. So, if you want to at least temporarily feel better, try out a new cuisine you have never eaten before. Australia’s diverse cities have restaurants catering all sorts of meals. So go out and indulge in a meal that will thrill not just your taste buds, but your brain as well. You will definitely forget you were ever stressed.

Massage around Your Ears

Want to get instant and temporary relief from stress? Then use your fingertips to gently massage your ears. Rub your earlobes with your thumb and forefinger as well. Do this for several minutes and you will feel physical relief. There are several pressure points in your outer ear area. Massaging these points increases blood flow and temporarily makes you feel less stressed.

Use a White Noise Machine to Cancel Out Stressful Sounds

Can’t sleep or get any work done because of all the noise in your environment? If you live in an urban or even a suburban area, frequent noises can worsen stress. You can get around this problem by using a white noise machine. It will cancel out annoying sounds without creating more sounds. If you have trouble sleeping at night, a white noise machine could be of particular assistance.

Decorate Your Home in Diverse Colours

Have you heard of colour therapy? It is a legitimate way to reduce stress. When we are surrounded by many bright shades of colours, we naturally feel better. So, go ahead and decorate your bedroom or home with colourful items to feel better every day.

If you don’t want to meditate or go to therapy, you can try the above ways to reduce stress before it becomes too much to handle.

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