• Clarissa Martinez

10 Amazing Ways To Relax & De-stress At Home

With 2020 being far from a calm, smooth year I figured we could all use some ways to de-stress! Sinceit is not completely safe out in public spaces yet, I decided to make a list specific to things you can do in the comfort of your own home or outdoors. I posted an IG story asking my followers for their favorite ways to de-stress and thanks to them, I've curated the perfect list for all of you!

1. Pray

If you want to have the perfect de-stress routine, you should definitely start it with prayer. Vent to God and tell Him what's weighing on you so He can take the load off of you. Praying can look like sitting in silence and speaking to Him, singing worship music, or writing down your prayers in a journal! There's more ways to pray as well, it looks different for everyone.

2. Yoga

Not only is it amazing for your body, but its incredible for your mind! With the right yoga session, I'm ready to go right to bed after. Thanks to YouTube, all you need is a yoga mat and you can have a yoga class right in your room! Personally, I love Yoga With Adriene.

3. Read a Book

Reading is the perfect way to escape from everything for a while, other than having a spa day. There's not much better than reading a book in bed with a glass of wine or a cup of coffee!

4. Gratitude

Write down things you're thankful for. They can be simple, everyday things or big things. A good way to practice this daily is by using The Five Minute Journal, one of my favorites!

5. Breathe

If you do yoga, you know the important of focusing and slowing down your breath. Whenever you're stress or overwhelmed, your breath is the opposite of slow. Whether you're sitting or standing, take a moment to slow down your mind and your breath.

6. Be Still

Sometimes our lives become so fast paced we forget to just slow down, be still and do nothing. You could do this in your bed, on your couch or outside. Whatever stillness looks like for you, soak in it for as long as you can. This is great in combination with #4.

7. Write It Out

Journaling is one of my favorite things to do, it's usually how I start my day in the morning. It's such a great way to get all your thoughts out! I also really like journaling my prayers as well. Getting everything running around your mind down on paper helps declutter your thoughts!

8. Take A Bubble Bath

Put on your favorite playlist or Netflix show with your drink of choice and just relax!

9. Go For a Walk or Run

Honestly, going on long walks are totally underrated. I came to really appreciate walks during quarantine! They always leave me feeling better than I did before and it's a great way to get your body moving.

10. Smell Good, Feel Good

If you're anything like me, a good smelling room can easily improve my mood. Whether it's an oil diffuser or a candle, get some aromatherapy. I'd personally recommend something with stress relieving scents, like lavender or eucalyptus!

I hope you love all of these de-stressors as much as I do! It's been a weird year, but we can get through this. Whenever you're feeling overwhelmed, take the time to come back to this blog post and do one of these things. Give yourself permission to slow down! Thank you so much for reading. Stay safe and healthy :)

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