By Brittany Flax on Apr 24, 2020 @ 11:00 AM
Recently life has changed due to COVID-19. We have all been placed into a new role and routine. Whether you’ve made your home your new office, your kid’s classroom, roommate hangout ,or your self-isolation haven – these changes can all bring stress into your life. Here’s 4 ways on how you can reduce stress at home and once again make it your happy place.
Practiced for thousands of years – meditation can produce a deep state of relaxation and a tranquil mind. Focusing your attention and eliminating the stream of jumbled thoughts causing you stress can enhance your physical and emotional well-being.
Other benefits of practicing meditation include:
- Gaining a new perspective
- Increasing self-awareness
- Focusing on the present
- Reducing negative emotions
- Increasing imagination and creativity
- Increasing patience and tolerance
Staying organized will not only lessen your stress but keep you sane as you explore this new terrain. Making sure your house is clean, things are in their proper place, and making a routine for yourself and your loved ones will help you find balance and give you a sense of control. If you keep your home unorganized, it will heighten a sense of frenzy as if you’re constantly searching for something and that will mount on more anxiety and stress. Create a daily schedule to keep yourself on track – keeping yourself accountable will help make your organization efforts go a long way.
It’s important to remember the saying “sharing is caring” when in a stressful situation. Whether you’re home alone, with friends or sharing a house full of your loved ones, it’s important to share your thoughts and communicate. Having a 5 minute “how was your day” conversation, eating a meal together or chatting on a video call, expressing your thoughts will help eliminate your stress by boosting your self-esteem and making sure you feel heard. Keeping your thoughts bottled up can produce a toxic environment that would only get worse as time progresses – and no one wants to live through that.
While you’re home – why not make it fun? Break out those board games or the video game controller, create an art project, turn your music up, take a walk, cuddle up on the couch – whatever helps you relax and engage with those around you! Have a family trivia night, play a virtual drinking game with your friends or have a date night on video chat. It’s important to make sure you feel surrounded by those you love, even if you can’t physically be with them.
Stress comes in many different forms and from many different places, but it’s important to remember these 4 steps to help you reduce it and get back to your happy place. We understand it can be hard to keep coming up with fun, new ideas and activities for you and your kids to enjoy. That’s why we’ve created our kids coloring book! Download your free copy today and have some creative fun with your kids – while also learning an educational fun fact or two!