28 Sep Three Ways to Calm Down and Relax
It is normal to feel stressed and anxious from time to time, however we all need to have ways to cope and to combat this feeling when it arises. Fortunately, there are lots of great ways to do this, so if you are starting to feel the stress of daily life, or the winter blues now that it is getting colder and darker, here are a few things that you can do to alleviate those feelings and get a sense of calm in your life…
Yoga – One of the best ways that many people find they can calm down is by doing yoga. There are many different forms of yoga, some are more dynamic than others, so it is worth looking into them and trying out which suits you the best. Yoga helps to focus on the breath which in turn promotes those feelings of calm. It is also great for the muscles and for posture, so it can be helpful to stretch after a day at the office. Have a look in your area for yoga clubs and instructors if you are interested in starting.
Knitting – As well as being a great way to create clothing and cost home comforts, knitting is proven to be a great way to alleviate stress. You can get a knitting kit from somewhere like this www.woolcouturecompany.com/collections/knitting-kits online and there are lots of books and video guides that can help you to get started. Knitting is a calming activity that helps to de-stress you. It is also a way to reduce feelings of pain if you have a condition which causes chronic pain. Knitting is also a social activity for many people and joining knitting clubs is a good way to socialise and also to share tips and ideas!
Walking – Although it is getting chilly outside, walking can still benefit you. Having a good walk can help to clear the mind, especially if you go out into the countryside. The autumn leaves and the wildlife at this time of the year can remove you from the stress of daily life, and a walk also helps to keep your body fit and healthy as well as your brain, so it’s good all round!