Fun Activities You Can Do to Reduce Stress

Do you ever find that even the simplest tasks and conversations can become overwhelming and too much to handle?

Have you ever just wanted to scream or break down and cry because your head is racing with so many unfinished tasks? If so, you may be experiencing high levels of stress.

Stress occurs every day and is a normal part of human functioning. It can have some benefits, such as increasing motivation, but excessive or chronic stress can lead to health problems.

In this day and age, everyone seems to lead very complicated and fast-paced lives filled with what seems like unending tasks and commitments. Often times, it can be hard to see through all the fog, and understand what is and is not important. Learning how to effectively manage stress can help you be happier, healthier, and even more productive in the workplace.

What is Stress?

Stress is the feeling of tension in your body due to physical or emotional stressors. Emotional stressors could be anger, frustration, or nervousness. Stress can even lead to depression, anxiety, or panic attacks. When we feel stressed, we can have physical symptoms like increased heart rate and blood pressure, trouble sleeping, headaches, changes in appetite, loss of sexual desire or ability…

Work, school or interpersonal relationships aren’t the only things stressing us out. Living life comes with many different stressors and sometimes you just need to do something fun.

Some things you can do to relax can be super simple.

  • Watch a chill movie
  • Take the time for whatever your creative outlet is
  • Go for a walk or a run
  • Call a friend that makes you laugh. Laughter is the best medicine after all
  • Sit outside and just appreciate nature.
  • Cook or bake.
  • Play online games

Research indicates that some online games whether played on a computer, tablet or smartphone may offer benefits in the way of relaxation and stress relief. You're probably asking what’s the best game for reducing stress? That question largely depends on your personality and interests. For some people, single-player games like Solitaire or puzzle fit the bill, while others prefer playing against human opponents (or bots) in real-time. These days, you can find just about any type of game you enjoy.

Personally, I enjoy playing the connection logic puzzle game, It's a nice and pretty fun game, it starts easy and then moves to fairly complicated levels. Connection colored line games are awesome for mental exercise, I found that it made me use logic, deduction, and mentally juggle, and the best thing is there are no ads.

I think solving puzzles, in general, has a great benefit, it increases brain production of dopamine. This neurotransmitter is responsible for regulating mood and optimism. It also affects learning, memory, concentration, and motivation. Connection logic games allow our mind to engage in a situation that requires a great deal of thought, concentration, and patience. 

It is often said that keeping your mind active, allows you to feel and be more active. This is something I totally agree with. Keeping your mind active also allows you to reduce stress levels and reduces fatigue.

Another way to reduce stress is acknowledging that you can not control everything. Sometimes you just have to let things go. It’s so freeing. Surround yourself with supportive people or a therapist who will listen to you vent about all the things you’re dealing with without judgment. Thanks for stopping by Let me know in the comments below if you have any other tips or suggestions.

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