Stress Buster Tip: Relax From The Weekday Stack!

Everyday can be full of stress but we all deserve a break from life's daily deadlines. Whether you're at home or work we all need to take the time to unwind. Dealing with stress through simple relaxation exercises is a very effective and rewarding approach. I've put together a brief outline of some "Stress Busters" that can help you relax from the stressors we encounter everyday of every week.

  • Enjoy a Friday night burn: Light a candle for each problem or issue for that week.
  • Spend the day at the zoo.
  • Spend the day at a museum or art gallery.
  • Visit a planeterium or 3D theatre.
  • Go to the movies to see a love story or movie with sub-titles.
  • Watch a play or musical.
  • Visit a local festival and take in the culture.
  • Visit a arboretum.
  • Visit a theme activity park and partake in the rides or bumper cars.
  • Color with your children.
  • Do a word search, crossword or jigsaw puzzle.
  • Walk and take in the world and all its many wonders.
  • Take a dip in a pool, jacuzzi or sauna.
  • Be a kid again. Jump rope, play hopscotch or enjoy a park swing.
  • Take a nap to rejuvenate your body.
  • Go ice shating or rollerskating with friends.
  • Bake bread or cookies.
  • Bake your favorite meal and enjoy it without interruptions.
  • Visualize far away places you've been or would like to visit in the future.
  • Enjoy a sounds of nature music sampler with incense and a candlelight bath.
  • Read a book or magazine and cuddle up with a blanket.
  • Pack a picnic lunch and head to the beach or park.
  • Get a manicure, pedicure or facial.
  • Get your hair done, even if it's just a wash and cut.
  • Enjoy your hobby or start a new one.
  • Plant new flowers in the garden.
  • Go for a ride on a country road.
  • Watch a sunset or sunrise.
  • Take a class at your local community center or college.
  • Spend time with your pets.
  • Get a full body massage.
  • Take a weekend trip.
  • Enjoy a local brunch or dinner cruise.
  • Turn off the phone, television and enjoy the quiet.
  • Look at the stars and try to locate the constellations
  • De-clutter and get organized.
  • Learn to let go. Don't make every thing an issue. Pick your battles wisely.
  • Don't speak when you feel like blowing your top. Remember to count to 10. Refocus. Stay calm.
  • Reflect, remember and enjoy life's rewards.

    © Yvonne Thompson, Assistance For You All rights reserved. Permission is granted to use this article, as long as the entire article is posted and the "About the Author" section, including all links, remain intact and an email is sent advising me of it's use.

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    This Stress Buster Tip is brought to you by Yvonne Thompson owner of Assistance For You, a Virtual Assistant Support Service. For more information visit

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