Karuna Neupaney
Learn and Earn Intern

Activities to Help with Stress

Stress can lead to many health problems in both mental and physical standpoint, such as anxiety and cardiovascular diseases. It is good to give yourself some time where you don’t have to worry about anything, especially the situation that is causing you so much tension. Activities can help with distracting your mind from tough thoughts or allow yourself a break from the day/the people around you. These activities can range from staying indoors to relax and/or going outside for some fresh air. Below are just a few ideas to inspire you.

Indoor Activities

  • Read a book
  • Write in a journal
  • Watch a movie
  • Meditate 
  • Exercise
  • Listen to music
  • Bake/Cook

Outdoor Activities

  • Go for a run
  • Go for a walk
  • Ride a bike
  • Hang out with friends/family
  • Go for a swim
  • Look at the nature
  • Take photos of things you see

Self care is very important in order to function in the real world. Find ways to recognize what helps you with anxiety and stress while being able to relax and enjoy what you are doing. This list can help you with ideas, but you are ultimately the person who knows yourself most. Realizing what your hobbies are and the things that bring you happiness will improve the way you deal with the stressful things taking a toll on your mental health.