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We live in a culture that perpetuates a sense of always being on the go. And that can be exhausting! Forever chasing after career, trying to maintain relationships, while still attempting to live your best life is the name of the game. But one thing that is real is burnout, which isn’t pretty. You got caught up in trying to do it all, and now you need to find a way to refocus. Here are some ways you can do that:

Dig deep

Getting a massage is probably one of the most beneficial things you can do for your body to combat pain, stress, anxiety and muscle pain. It’s a peaceful experience that allows your body to go into recovery mode and leaves prolonged feelings of improved mood and reduces levels of worry. You can definitely treat yourself with additions of hot stones and aromatherapy to enhance circulation and boost your happy emotions (i.e. serotonin).

Center yourself

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Yoga is not just a form of exercise, but a great way to relax. It puts the focus on breathing and being in tune with self. Scientifically, the practice lowers cortisol, which is the primary stress hormone in the body. Keeping up with a lot can also foster anxiety, which can take a toll on your mental and physical health. If that’s something you deal with, the state of meditation that comes with practicing helps to decrease symptoms of worry.

Take a mental health day

Sometimes you just have to check out, and that’s okay. When things become too much, there’s nothing wrong with taking a break from your typical every day and doing things that put your mind at ease. Try sleeping in a little later than usual, reading your favorite book, or taking a bubble bath with all the works. When your mental health isn’t right, it could affect other areas of your life too.

Netflix and chill

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Binge watching can be seen as a waste of time to some, but it can also be a way to escape from what’s going on in life. It requires no effort, and it can be done from the comfort of your couch or bed. Because you’re watching something you enjoy, it helps with improving moods and getting inspiration on just about anything.

Unplug, literally

We live in a digital age where if you’re not constantly on social media, then you miss so much, but unplugging from technology can be so good for your mental state. The pressure to keep up and be in-the-know can be stressful and can perpetuate a stereotype of needing to be connected at all times. But, turning off your phone, laptop, iPad, etc can help you get better sleep because you’re not worried about notifications, and it’s great for recharging for the next day.

TELL US: Are you going to try one of these ways to de-stress the next time you feel like you need to align yourself?

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