I destress by making videos! During times like these–and by that, I mean QUARANTINE–I like to reflect on old memories by making videos. I find that visiting happy moments of my life and watching them come to life in a video is the best way for me to destress. This hobby has allowed me to explore myself creatively and shows positive effects on my mood.
I find a good binge-worthy show on my favorite streaming platform.
I listen to music and go back to things I like to do, such as reading and artistic pursuits.
I like de-stress by going on walks in my neighborhood (while maintaining social distancing), reading, listening to music, and journaling.
To de-stress, I bake homemade bread and desserts. It is so lovely to have the smell of fresh bread, cakes, and cookies in the house.
I like to run on the treadmill while listening to loud music.
I go for a walk or jog for 30 minutes during the week before I start doing homework (for me it's after work) and if necessary weekends too. Afterwards I do some stretches, meditate, take a shower, and I find a different location beside my desk to do my homework.
To de-stress, I like to play the Nintendo Switch. I also like catching up with my family and friends, going on walks, and getting drive-thru boba!
When I’m stressed out, I take a break and play video games It lets me immerse my mind into another world.
I like to play Disney Emoji Blitz. I love Disney/Disneyland and the cute Disney characters make me smile. Plus, it offers a form of competitiveness that make me focus on just the game. Secondly, I like to go through my phone and look at pictures and videos. The older the better. I get a burst of energy when I find videos of my kids especially the ones where they are laughing as babies. Those are absolutely the best. Lastly, I love to go on spontaneous 3-mile runs especially when I’m super stressed out. It lets my mind just focus on my breathing and nothing else. It always surprises me how much better I feel after a run.
I go and play in the dirt. No, I’m serious. If you have dirt available, go do something with it. Dig a hole, build a sand (dirt?) castle, plant some flowers or vegetables and start a garden. But take some time and work with the earth, it can be very refreshing.