Sometimes we feel we are under too much stress and all we have to do is indulge to make ourselves feel better. For many of us, indulgence comes in the form of unhealthy (salty or sweet) food, or in the form of wasting money. But what if we didn’t want to spend money or ruin our diet for ourselves? Here are Some of our best recommendations that can be easily implemented on a day to day basis:
When we feel stressed, we prefer to disconnect from the “online world” such as emails from work, local news, or social media. It gives us a break from the world and helps us relax. You can always turn your phone back on but it’s good to take a few minutes to disconnect to recharge yourself.
A long, hot bath provides a great distraction from cravings for unhealthy food. Fill the tab, put some bath salt in, get a book, a glass of wine, and turn some music that soothes you. This is a great recipe for relaxation from daily stress.
As long as training doesn’t feel like a chore, exercising can help you connect with yourself and allow you to spend a few minutes a day just for you. Exercising will boost your energy and clear your mind off of things, after the workout you will be good as new.
Walking in the open air as a great way to deal with stress – which does not include wasting money or comforting in unhealthy foods. Walking in the open air can clear your thoughts and can help take your mind off the day to day problems.
Take time for yourself
Even if you’re not out for a walk, you can still find other ways to reduce your stress without leaving home. We must create a time that is just for us. There will always be something to do, but that doesn’t mean it has to be done right now.
Overall, there are many ways to indulge yourself without spending money or to gain weight, just listen to yourself and take a break.