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10 stress-busting activities for relaxing your mind

04.03.2021 Well-being

Everyone experiences stress at some point or another, and in the short term, it can also help you stay motivated and productive. However, too much stress can have a very negative impact on your health, both physical and mental. For this reason, it is important to find an activity that will help you relax your mind, so you can use it in those moments where stress is almost inevitable.

 

Take a look at our list of 10 activities that will help you stay relaxed. These are easy exercises that are very useful to help you rest, keep calm and distract yourself from what stresses you, in the healthiest way possible.

 

1. Painting

Painting is no longer a children’s activity, and in recent years, we have seen how bookstores start to sell more and more painting books for adults.  This simple exercise helps you distract your mind from the daily pressures of life and has lots of benefits: disconnecting from technology will increase your positive thoughts and will help you achieve a meditative state.

 

2. Stretching & practising sports

Physical activity increases your heart rate, even if you just exercise a little bit. By exercising you activate neurotransmitters that put you in a good mood and help you fight against stress and anxiety.

Another useful physical relaxation activity is stretching, which helps you release tension in your muscles and relieve anxiety.

  

3. Solving puzzles

If achieving a meditative state is hard for you, you can try with puzzles! This can be a meditative activity where you will discover that in just a few minutes you will become so focused on the task in hand that you will have reached the goal of being present, calm and relaxed.

 

4. Meditating

A very useful anti-stress exercise for your day-to-day life is meditation. Throughout meditation you can train your mind to achieve a state of calm and inner serenity which offers you lots of benefits to combat stress, among which you can find increased self-esteem, a rise in creativity and solution against insomnia.

 

5. Handcrafting

In this activity, you will need your hands and to explore your artistic side. Handcrafting involves being creative which is a very helpful activity to combat stress, improve your mood and enter a state of mental focus.

There is something very satisfying in knowing that you are doing something productive, without deadlines and that is for your own personal benefit.

 

6. Organizing

“Clean house, clean mind” is a popular saying, but it is also very true. Spending time tidying up your workspace, organizing wardrobes or cleaning your house, will help you improve your mental health. For this reason, organizing is an activity that will help you relieve your daily stress.

 

7. Listening to soft music

Music is one of life’s greatest gifts, so try listening to soft music to combat stressful moments.

If you want to relax yourself through music, you will not need much: just look for a comfy and quiet place without any distractions. Then just close your eyes, focus on your breath, and let yourself be carried away by the pleasant sound.

 

8. Connecting with nature

When you’re in contact with nature, or even spend time with your pet, it helps you reduce anger, fears, stress and also increases your positive thoughts.

Being surrounded by nature will not only make you feel better emotionally, but it will also contribute to your physical well-being. Moreover, it reduces the production of stress hormones, blood pressure and muscle tension.

 

9. Going to a spa

For sure you already know that feeling of happiness you experience when leaving a spa!

This relaxing activity puts you in a great mood and has a huge range of physical and psychological benefits. That is why at Rosamar Hotels we offer our clients the Vitality Spa, a completely new space with sauna, steam baths, sensation showers and thermal loungers among other things.

Take a look at all our hotels in Lloret de Mar and enjoy your beach vacation in the most quiet and relaxing manner.

 

10. Listening to the sea waves

Why does the sea relax us so much? If you have ever asked yourself that question, take a look at our article where we explain you the reasons why the sea makes us so peaceful.

Without a doubt, the sea and the sound of the waves relax everyone!

Come and enjoy the sea in the best beaches in Lloret de Mar, book your holidays in one of our hotels by the seaside.

Do you want to wake up and have breakfast every morning by the sea and listen to the peaceful sound of the waves? Come and visit us