Finding activities that help you to relax and recharge is an important part of your health. Whether you like to hike, do yoga, write or dance, here is list of activities you can do to manage stress and take care of yourself.
Run, walk or hike outside
Practice yoga or stretching
Spend time outside enjoying nature and getting fresh air
Drink a cup of tea
Cook yourself a healthy meal
Play with a family pet or a friend’s pet
Spend time with friends and family
Spend quiet time alone
Sing or dance to your favorite songs
Play board games
Play games outside with your friends or family
Take a nap
Let yourself sleep a bit more than you usually do
Spend time every day showing your creativity in your favorite way, like painting, dancing or writing
Write in a blog, journal or notebook
Paint a picture
Clean your room or other rooms in your house
Spend time in the garden
Use aromatherapy, which is using different scents (smells) to change your mood
Make a gratitude list. A gratitude list a list of everything and everyone you’re thankful for!
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