We know stress is no good for us – it can have all sorts of negative effects on your body, mind and mood, which can then spill over into our relationships and mental wellbeing. So how can we learn to shake off a stressful day when we come home?
Go for a walk
Being out in nature and fresh air is a bit like a reset for your brain. Physical activity releases feel-good endorphins, and taking some time out from the demands of technology, responsibilities and other people can be just the ticket for leaving the stress of your day behind. Vitamin D is also a mood booster, so getting your daily dose of natural light and sunshine will do wonders.
Listen to music
Pick something cruisy if you want to unwind, something dancey if you want to groove your troubles away, or put on a playlist of your all-time faves and have a singalong. Did you know that singing is another endorphin-releaser? It also releases oxytocin, which helps relieve feelings of anxiety. You don’t even have to be any good at it!
Spend time with family or friends
We are social animals, and being with other people, especially our loved ones, is proven to have a positive impact on our mental health. Having a laugh, hearing about someone else’s day or doing something fun together are all things that can help you relax and de-stress.
At Fitfood, we know it can be hard to prioritise the things that are best for you when life is busy and full of responsibilities. That’s why our heat-and-eat meals and meal kits are designed to save you time in the kitchen – giving you more time to engage in some good old-fashioned self-care.