Singapore is especially known for its fast-paced and super busy lifestyle and being a Singaporean, you really need to keep up! But keeping up can sometimes, if not all the time, stress you out to the point of losing your mind.
Though stress is a part of life and is inevitable especially if you’re living in Singapore, there are many different ways to de-stress and make sure your head is always intact. So here’s a list of thing you can do to de-stress in fast-paced Singapore so you won’t go nuts!
Go for long walks
As simple as that. Go walking in the park, at The Gardens perhaps, while you’re surrounded by greenery and you’ll find that it actually helps you clear your head. Walking also helps to boost endorphins in your brain, thus relieving stress!
Studies have found that being in front of the computer screen or facing your tablet/smartphone for long hours without interruption causes immense stress especially when done late night. So, please. For your health’s sake, turn-off that laptop and put away that phone!
It’s time to get yourself a new hobby. Crocheting, knitting, baking, painting etc leisurely is known to be very therapeutic. Crafting activities like crocheting and knitting isn’t that difficult to pick up and nowadays, you can even find easy-to-follow tutorials on YouTube. Plus, nothing screams cool like a working adult knitting a scarf on the train on the way to work!
Listen to music and dance around the house
Turn up your favourite track and start dancing once you get home! Get it all out of your system. Even if you don’t know how to dance, who cares? You’re on your own turf now so bust a move. People often underestimate how powerful music and moving your limbs around can be. It’s actually an underrated stress reliever!
Enrol in a meditation programme
Or just download a meditation app or breathing exercise course on your smartphone and dedicate a couple of minutes to reflect on life. Beauty in. Nasty out.
Go out with friends
Don’t be a hermit. Even if your busy schedule doesn’t allow you to go out and have a normal social life, you need to make time for friends! At the end of the day, they are your best support system when stressed.
If you haven’t tried or done yoga before, know that the focus needed and movements done for it will help reduce your stress level tremendously. It’s difficult at the beginning but with practice and dedication, it can be life-changing.
Whether you are a songbird or tone-deaf, karaoke is one of the best ways to relieve stress. No joke! It’s a fun activity to do especially with friends and no one will judge you if you suck at singing. That’s the beauty of karaoke.
Treat yourself to a day at the spa
Because you deserve it. Soothing facials and heavenly massages are exactly what you need to unknot those tension muscles and revive your health and wellness. After a session, you’re not only going to look great but feel great too!
Cuddling, kissing, holding hands, sex- All help to relieve stress and help the brain release endorphins that will make you happier and less anxious if done often.
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This article was first published on goodyfeed.com
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