Though my stress levels have been lower recently than they were over the past year, I still have to have a way to deal with and relieve stress. Doesn’t everyone? So, I have ways to deal with stress that seem to chill me out. There are several things I do:
Journal – I have been journaling since I was 14. I have journaled my thoughts, dreams, struggles, and prayers. I have every journal I’ve ever filled and there are quite a few. Journaling is refreshing it involves filling a blank page with your words. As a writer journaling has helped to strengthen my writing skills. My jr. high English teacher introduced me to journaling and I have loved it ever since.
Word games - I love words games. Years before technology I used to purchase crossword puzzle books or search a word books from the grocery store checkout isle. I love word games they help me relax. Now I play Ruzzle on my cellphone.
Art – Doodling, drawing, painting, coloring or anything like it helps me to relax and reduces stress. My newest art form that I am trying is Zentangles. They are so easy to do and fun too. Definite stress relief and the end result is something beautiful too. Check out my Zentangle ideas on Pinterest. I can’t wait to do more.
So how do you relieve stress? Do you spend time for yourself every week in some way? These are just a few of my favorite things to do. Share with me your favorite way to relieve stress.