10 Surprising Ways to Relieve Stress

Whether you’re a teenager who has to make some tough life-changing decisions or a fat guy who can’t decide what to order, most of us can relate to this horrible state known as stress. Luckily, some people got so stressed about stress; they came up with random stuff that makes you relieve all that stress that’s aching your bones.

Eat pasta

Eat Pasta
It’s time to rejoice for all the people who needed an excuse to withhold their New Year resolution of having a new healthy diet. Scientists have spoken, pasta helps relieve stress! It contains serotonin, which makes your brain all high and happy as if you’re on dope.

Clean

Clean
You can thank your mother for nagging you for cleaning your room when you were a kid because cleaning has a nice effect on your weird little brain. It channels your stress out on those dirty drawers. So make your mother and yourself happy simultaneously. Kill two birds with one stone! Not literally because then she’d be mad.

Art therapy

Art Therapy
Okay for all those like me who can’t even draw a remotely decent line freehand, this one is difficult.  But for those lucky innate artists (I envy you, hope I don’t jinx it… maybe) this is an excellent way to relieve stress. Drawing and painting act as a distractor and promotes relaxation.

Fake a smile

Fake a Smile
I’m pretty sure you’ve mastered the art of a fake smile like I have and used it on bitches that just won’t take a hint. But it turns out when you do that; your brain starts thinking you’re actually happy; hence reducing stress. So fake it till you make it!

Read a book

Read a Book
For all you bookworms out there, you’d be pleased to know that reading is the best way to relax. It helps you escape the general mundane life and who wouldn’t want that? Next time someone hates you for reading a book, throw the book at em and yell “de-stress please.”

Start laughing

Start laughing
Let’s give people another reason to believe that you’re crazy.  Whenever things get too tense, just go all joker on them, and start laughing. Soon they’ll be following your footsteps and everything will be just fine. Try it next time!

Swear

Swear
Better you do it without your parents in the next room, but yes swearing helps! Get creative with the words and let it all out. It releases pent-up frustration and anger you’ve been holding in. But a word of advice, don’t curse at a bodybuilder. I tried and let’s just say my rib cage still hasn’t healed.

Go outside

Go outside
Sorry couch potatoes, but you have to start hustling now. Get that D! Vitamin D you gutter-minded freaks. Soak in the warmth of the sun, dig your feet into the ground, and just breathe. Soon all your worries will get lost as Amelia Earhart did.

Scream

Scream
If you’re too saintly for curse words, then you can always scream into the abyss…or an empty parking lot. Don’t blame me if people automatically assume you are getting murdered though. Screaming removes the pressures and worries you have. If you get a sore throat after, just use it as an excuse to avoid people.

Talk to a friend

Talk to a Friend
Cliché yes, but trust me, it’s the most efficient way to relax. Talking to someone close can be healing. Even if they can’t find the solution, they can help you take your mind off it through becoming your free therapist or providing you with lame jokes. Either way, just having someone listen to you rant is enough to relax.

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