Just because life does its best to turn you into a cauldron of stress doesn’t mean you have to let it boil over. Here are six ways to use Thumbtack to make your life 100% less stressful. Fine, 73% less stressful. We’re helpful, but we’re not miracle workers.
Get a Massage
First rule of de-stressing: find someone to pummel the knots in your back. Second rule of de-stressing: if they’re good at it, make a standing appointment. After your muscles have been tortured into deep relaxation, life automatically gets better.
If you’re dealing with a more severe trauma than simple stress, a masseuse can be a life-saver.
Learn to Swim
Everyone talks about how beneficial exercise is for decreasing stress levels. Swimming immerses you in soothing water and offers a low-impact full body workout. So your joints are happy, you’re full of endorphins, and all that intense movement will help you sleep like a drugged baby. Dive into the nearest large body of water and paddle around until your stress dissolves.
Still not convinced? Here are six more reasons why you should learn to swim.
Whip Your Meals Into Shape
Eating well isn’t about counting calories. It’s about learning what food best fuels your lifestyle. Giving your body the nutrition it needs will likely be one of the best and most long-lasting things you do for yourself and your health. Less weight, more energy, and a sense of control over your own life. Yes, even at Thanksgiving.
Still not convinced you should make this happen? Here, let us help.
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Find Your Balance
We humans have a bad habit of connecting with our devices more than we connect with ourselves – and nothing adds stress to your life like poking at a machine. Developing a practice like tai chi can help you find your center.
“Tai chi is really about maintaining balance,” says Ashe Higgs, a tai chi instructor on Thumbtack. “If you’re balanced, you can flow with change, rather than getting caught up in it.”
Ascertain Your Life Purpose
We rarely have a moment to step back and think about where we want our life to go and what we want our contribution to be. Over time, this can be a significant stressor. A life coach can help you establish your priorities and give you simple action steps to make it happen.
What’s your favorite way to de-stress?