Welcome to 2021 — the good news? Well, we made it to a brand-new year, and the bad news? It took less than a week for that "fresh start" and sunny disposition to subside, and I'm right back to my cynical, jaded self.
But can you blame me? After the day we had yesterday, I can barely stand to look at my television screen and our "best days," they're somewhere ahead of us — or at least, I think they are (?).
This week alone, I've Googled "stress relievers" three times. That's right: three times,
See, pre-pandemic, I was someone who was always on the go; if I wasn't running to a last-minute gym class after work, I was quite literally running during the workday (Hello, lunch break runs!). The best way I know how to deal with stress or anxiety is not by shutting my mind off but instead focusing my mind on something else. And is this the right way to go about decompressing?
I'm by no means an expert, but according to Legally Blonde (and Elle Woods!), "Endorphins make people happy," and in times like these, who isn't looking for ways to inspire happiness? Not me: sign me up — and if you're feeling similar to me? You're in luck.
I (more than anyone) know how essential the best dumbbells are when you're looking to bring your outdoor workout indoors and blow off some steam, just as I know that calming candles can work wonders and put your mind at ease in a matter of seconds, which is why I'm here to help.
Are you looking to decompress and do so in a socially-distant way? Try any of these five stress relievers that will surely help you find your center after this wild (wild) week. Plus, the best part? They can all be done in the comfort of your own home — wondering what you can do to release all of your pet up tension?
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