College comes with a level of stress like no other. But, you don’t have to live with the stress. With these activities, you can help relieve the stress you are feeling and get back to feeling good again.
College life can be stressful to say the least. At any given time, there is a mountain of homework to do, a lot of studying that needs done, heading to work a part-time job, and a million other things that encompass the life of a college student.
Depending on your level of activity, it can be all too easy to fall into the vortex of busy schedules and not take care of yourself. It is also a great way to find yourself feeling stressed out over every little thing that comes your way.
The good news is that you don’t have to live your life in stress at all times. With the right help, you can find ways to combat stress and feel better in general. Here are some of the best activities for fighting stress in short order.
1. ASMR Video
ASMR (known as autonomous sensory meridian response) has basically been defined as a slight tingling sensation. It begins in the scalp and slowly makes its way down your neck and spine as it progresses. The goal being to help calm you and put your mind at ease.
Keep in mind that this method is a little bit restrictive. That said, there have been studies to show that ASMR videos can help to induce calmness, lower your heart rate, and even increase the positive emotions that you feel.
They use visual and audio stimuli to elicit these feelings of calm and relaxation. But if you don’t find the audio aspect calming, try to watch them for the visual aspect.
Physical activity in general is a great stress reliever. Getting your muscles moving and your heart pumping has a plethora of mental health benefits, including the relief of stress. Being stressed out means sometimes being tight, stiff, and even experiencing pain in your muscles.
Stretching is a great way to combat these issues. Not only does it help to loosen those tense and tight muscles, but it can boost blood circulation for both the muscles and the brain. That can help send signals to the brain that it is time to relax.
The best thing is that stretching can take little time to really feel the benefits. With just a few minutes of stretching, you can feel looser and less stressed out about everything.
Essential oils are gaining popularity and with good reason. There are a ton of different scents that have the ability to help reduce anxiety, stress, and even improve your mood. Aromatherapy helps activate the part of our brain associated with memory, mood, and emotions.
All it takes is a few drops of essential oil and you are left with a great scent that also has stress-relieving benefits that you will come to appreciate.
There are more than a few methods that put the primary focus on calm and relaxation. Acupressure means applying pressure onto specific locations on the body to generate positive energy throughout the body.
Stress eventually dissipates and the energy pathways in the body eventually open up. What you are left with is a feeling of calm and relaxation, which can also help prevent pain and tenseness in the muscles. It also helps with breathing control, which can have inherent benefits of its own that can help to reduce stress and tension.