STRESS REDUCTION TIME IS NEVER WASTED TIME
In life, we can often fall into many heavy and intense emotions that seem pulled out of us by our environment. Worry and fear when reading or watching the news, ennui when heading to work in a tired and boring commute, perhaps anger that we are understaffed at our jobs and aggressive when in the gym trying to get through that workout. Of course, a natural range of emotions, sometimes negative, are required for us to be our healthiest selves.
That being said, if you never venture from these intense emotions, it can start affecting your overall positive outlook on life. Additionally, stress can get the better of you, which can make things seem much worse than they actually are. All of a sudden, that old person walking slowly in front of you becomes an irritating obstacle or the vibrant chatter on the radio can seem perplexing and annoying.
These kinds of moods can make anyone lessen their standard of life. This is why careful time spent reducing stress is never wasted or indulgent. With our further advice, you’ll see why:
Take Up Gardening
Gardening is an astonishingly worthwhile hobby, as it has the power to thoroughly relax you. Additionally, it gives you an excuse to care for something, to watch something grow, and to stay patient. There’s a meditative quality about this. After all, our species is fantastic at curating the nature around them, and working with nature is perhaps the most authentic, raw hobby you can have. Perhaps you may wish to start small with an indoor garden using a grow light bulb. From there, you might come to study various plants, keep your garden in good shape, construct an outhouse, and even design a vegetable patch. Small moves often become large results.
Meditation Is Important
Meditation is an important process. Using transcendental meditation or vipassana, heading to a yoga practice or simply spending time walking in the park without earbuds can help you loose your thoughts, feel much more relaxed in your environment and enjoy a more confident sense of yourself. Additionally, staying as peaceful as possible can help you overcome things important to you, think about things more laterally, and most of all - remove intense stress you may have held close for some time. This is the opposite of foolery. It might be something you use to help you reconnect with yourself for the first time in a long time.
Following a simple hobby can be great, no matter how silly you think it is. Perhaps you wish to paint a little picture. Maybe you wish to put together a model you have picked up at the LEGO store. Maybe you even wish to simply write freehand at your desk. Starting a journal can be fun too. A little thing you do for you and only you can help you feel less stress while also active, as if you’re doing something of worth. A happy place is only going to be found if you make the effort to build it, after all.
With this advice, you’re sure to reduce your stress as appropriately as you can.
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