Working from home, online learning, and the stress of the coronavirus can leave many people feeling down. While things are beginning to slowly open up in some areas, it will probably take a while for people to feel like life is back to normal. Stress can cause a number of health concerns, but there are many simple things that you can do at home to relieve stress.
Set an Exercise Routine
Exercise is consistently one of the best ways to reduce stress. The release of hormones while you work out can cause a serious pleasure boost to your brain, raising your spirits and activity while reducing your stress. Find time throughout the week, even if it is just 20-30 minutes a day. If outdoor spaces are available, you can find a nice park to run. YouTube offers plenty of aerobic activities that you can do at home, such as Zumba, yoga, or even kickboxing. It’s a great way to lift your spirits and feel good.
Start Using Face Masks
Face masks are the ultimate way to pamper yourself without breaking the bank. Clay and mud masks are great for clearing up skin, and sheet masks offer different vitamins and minerals for your face. There are plenty of mask sheet produce (called ผลิตเครื่องสำอาง in Thai) to be found in many beauty stores. Most masks are anywhere from 10-30 minutes, so find a nice book or listen to music while you help your skin and your mood glow.
Set Up a Home Massage
Massages are a great way to reduce stress without having to do anything yourself! Many masseurs will offer home services, ranging anywhere from a foot massage, Thai massage, or even Swedish massage. Most home massage services will start at 60 minutes but may go up to 180 minutes. Having a massage in your own home is the ultimate luxury treat and can help you feel better by allowing you to relax and unwind.
Tapping into your creative side is a great way to reduce stress and strengthen your skills in something you love. Whether it’s painting, drawing, colouring, singing, or playing an instrument, these skills can help reduce stress.
By creating time for yourself throughout the week, you will quickly see the benefits of small self-care. Stress can affect health, mood, and even work, so it’s important to find ways to lift your spirits.