How to ease stress after a hectic week

How to ease stress after a hectic week
  • PublishedFebruary 19, 2021

We  all occasionally tend to have tough times at work. Additionally, a lot of us normally have busy schedules, between work, family, and  maybe classes. Therefore, it can be hard to make time for yourself, or even to find time to get everything done. This can get overwhelming and stressful so here are five ways to relieve the stress:

Meeting up with friends

Getting  together with your friends will give you a nice platform to talk about the daily stresses you go through.  Doing this  is so soothing and crucial for all people as it helps relieve. Having your friends around will provide you with the much-needed escape from reality.

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Relaxing at home in front of TV or listening to music

Watching a rerun of a favorite show will help restore your energy levels and allow you to do more afterward. Watching that movie or show will help capture all your attention relieving you off all the thoughts that you had for the week. Listening to music is also good as it often makes you feel more optimistic and positive about life by quieting your mind, helping you forget about everything.


Travelling and exploring new places has the ability to take you out of your daily routine and into new surroundings and experiences and this can reset your body and mind. When you feel stressed out after along week, don’t shy away from taking that road trip.  You can do it alone or with friends. Doing this will help you meet new friends and people, not only making you feel more relaxed mentally but also growing your network of friends.

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Working out

Picking any form of work  out that you enjoy most will not only keep your body fit but its also good in relieving stress. There are a number of workout activities that you can do. You can try swimming, jogging, cycling, yoga, gardening. Engaging in these activities will capture all your attention helping you forget everything.


Cuddling or even having sex with your partner can also be a great way to  help relieve stress. When you cuddle with someone you care about, your body releases a hormone called oxytocin that calms your mind and body and making you more likely to deal better with stress.

Of course, there isn’t a single solution to dealing with stress once and for all, but you can be more intentional with relieving it with these tips.

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