13 Cheap Ways to De-Stress | Blushing Geek

13 Cheap Ways to De-Stress

Stress is an unpleasant part of our life and if taken for granted, it can result to a real physical effects on our body. It has been linked to a wide range of health issues, including mood, sleep and even heart disease.

The good news is that you can take action concerning stress. Try out a few in this list of 13 cheap ways to de-stress yourself and let’s see what works for you.

  1. Sleep

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Sleep is always one of the luxury most of us adults don’t always have, unless you’re already swimming in a lot of money and you don’t need to work anymore. If you have enough sleep, you’ll be in a good body and mind thus enables you to think clearly and plan out a good solution to free yourself from the thing that is stressing you out.

  1. Read a book

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Make sure to read a positive book and a book from your favorite genre and author, probably something with a happy ending.

My favorite book to read whenever I’m stress is romance, particularly chick-lit or rom-com. Mystery suspense thriller might be my first favorite genre but romance will always be a good book for me whatever mood I am in.

  1. Eat

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Definitely not a perfect advice if you’re on a diet, but believe me, it’s effective. Recommended are foods that are sweet like chocolate or ice cream as they help you be more focus and alert. But remember to eat in moderation.

  1. Go travel

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Unless your problem is money, traveling and going to places you’ve never been before would be a great idea to rest your mind from the thing or things that is stressing you out.

My suggested places would be going to urban areas, fresh cool air do something in our mind thus making it easy for us to see everything in clearer picture and will also make us feel better. Some other suggestions includes hiking, riding a bike or going on an adventure trip. Either way, I’m pretty sure all of those activities will help you focus on the good and get your mind out of the things that’s keeping you worked out.

Ofcourse if you’re low in budget, you can always spend a good time in the park (but away from a lot of people for less distractions) or other places near you that has less people and is peacefully quiet.

  1. Speak to someone

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Sometimes you just need to let it out to someone. Someone who will never judge you and just be there to listen. You’ll be surprised how well you’ll be feeling after releasing all those toxic frustrations out from your system.

If you’re not good with talking, you can always write it down.

  1. Adopt a pet/s

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Eversince we got our little troublemaker, I seldom get stress. Caring for someone and seeing them happy is a rewarding feeling. Even a simple pet on their head can already relieve your stress.

  1. Sweat it out

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If you’re an active kind of person, then the best thing to let stress and frustrations out from your system is to sweat it out. You could either go to the gym, do yoga, Zumba or even play sports.

Your body will not only thank you but also your mind. Trust me, you’ll be in a good shape after shedding a few sweat.

  1. Throw something

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When you’re frustrated big time, it helps to release it by throwing something, not on someone but on a specific target. We don’t want another stress are we? So set a picture of your most hated person/thing in the world and let that be your target and throw a ball, a stone, a plate, a knife or anything at them. After doing that, tell me what you feel. And I’m pretty sure it’s going to be a good one *wink

  1. Shout it to the world

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Sometimes, it’s best to shout all the frustrations away from you. Ofcourse do it in a place where there’s no people around or they will think that you’re crazy or worse your neighbors might call a police on you lol.

Shout all of your frustrations using all the cuss words you know (or maybe not haha) to the world. It may not totally erase all your problems but it will sure make you feel a little better.

  1. Watch a movie

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Another good way of distracting yourself from stress is to delve into the world of fiction, particularly a comedy movie where you can laugh it all out. Besides, didn’t they just said that laughter is a good medicine?

If you’re like me who loves anime, then that would be a good distraction too. For me, I’m always going for a shojo anime or an anime where all the characters are so kawaii or good looking. Didn’t I tell you I’m a very visual person? Haha.

  1. Listen to music

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Relax yourself by either listening to soothing music or to your favorite songs. Listening to music can make you feel more relaxed, but in some cultures, it’s actually used to ease pain. So rummage your playlist now and check out some songs you want to hear!

  1. Get creative

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When I’m stressed, one of the creative things I do is either create a paper swan or work on my coloring book. Yep, you read it right. You’ll be surprise how well you’ll be feeling when you try one *wink.

You can check out some of these creative DIY ideas you can try at home.

  1. Try some intense rides

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You might find this suggestion a little bit weird, but trust me, it’s effective. Try riding a roller coaster or viking and it will really blow your mind. I tried a short roller coaster ride one time and my! It knocked the wind out of me (and believe me) as well as my frustrations, stress and everything negative inside me.

Since this activity is pretty intense, it’s definitely a perfect distraction.

How about you? How do you de-stress? You can share your suggestions below.

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I am just a simple girl who loves to combine my two favorite things in the world - books and travel. I enjoy discovering new places, either real or fantasy, and share them through my blog. Other than that, I'm a Filipina, photo junkie, Otaku, 100% geek, a lover of all things cute, movie/tv buff, in my 20s and a proud book hoarder.

    • kindlemom1

      Truly some of my most favorite ways to do this!

    • Some great suggestions!

      • Thank you. I’m glad to help πŸ™‚

    • I am with you on sleeping and the colouring books.

    • I definitely do the first three! And throwing things… I love that!

      • Hehe, throwing things is actually one of my favorites πŸ™‚

    • AWESOME list! I really feel like I could throw some things here and there, lol, but I find colouring books quite helpful, and I personally have a passion for drawing/sketching. I usually do that while also listening to music, so two birds with one stone, hehe.

      • Hehe, I’m glad to hear that Silvia. Have fun de-stressing πŸ™‚

    • That’s a great list and I agree with them.

    • 1-3 are three of my favorite things. lol Plus…the herd babies πŸ™‚