7 Fun Ways to Relieve Stress

Looking for some fun ways to relieve stress? On this page, you will find 7 powerful and fun stress relievers.

Having fun is a natural stress reliever. When you are having fun, you are right in the present moment. Enjoying what is - here and now.

Think of the last time when you had fun, when you played and laughed. You felt free, right? You didn't worry, there was no tension or anxiety. You felt light.

So, look over these 7 fun ways to relieve stress and pick as many as you like. It doesn't matter which one you choose, any activity that is playful and fun for you also relieves stress.

Go and have fun. Lots of fun. Practice, practice, practice. When you practice fun, you will find more fun everywhere. You will sensitize your brain to see fun wherever you go.

These 7 fun ways to relieve stress are simple and enjoyable:

Laugh much and laugh often.

Laughter is a powerful stress relief tool. Laughter is known to:

  • Increase feelings of well-being
  • Open up your creativity
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Stimulate the production of endorphins
  1. Blow bubbles. Make lots of bubble solution and blow bubbles. You can do this alone or with someone. You will feel like a kid again. Watch the bubbles, note their shape and color. How many can you blow?

  2. Turn on the music and dance in your living room. Pick up your favorite CD and dance like no one is watching. Dancing is a good physical exercise, and it releases endorphins - the feel good chemicals - in your brain.

  3. Pick up a book of jokes at the library and read them out loud. Read them alone or share them with your partner or friends - laughter is contagious.

  4. Finger paint. Get some non-toxic paints and a lot of paper. Connect with that playful kid in you and finger paint. Enjoy the colors, the sensations, and the freedom of playing.

  5. Watch your favorite comedy.

  6. Stand in front of a mirror and make faces at yourself. Funny faces. Laugh. It is a scientific fact that the body cannot differentiate between real and fake laughter. The benefits are the same.

  7. Create a fun treasure box. Find a shoe box. Decorate it and collect fun pictures and treasures that you have in the house. Items that make you feel good, that put a smile on your face. Put the items in the box and take the box out whenever you feel in need of stress relief.

With these fun ways to relieve stress, I hope you will find at least one that you like, and you will practice it often.

Remember, the more you practice fun ways to relieve stress, the more relaxed you will be.

Related articles:

Instant Relaxation Exercises
Visualization Relaxation
Breathing Relaxation Techniques
Autogenic Relaxation

 


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Words of Wisdom

The time to relax is when you don't have time for it.
~Sydney J. Harris


Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.
~Chinese Proverb


There cannot be a stressful crisis next week. My schedule is already full.
~Henry Kissinger


Humor, a great stress reliever!
Laugh, be happy and have less stress!
~Catherine Pulsifer


 

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