10 Quick Ways to Kick Back

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Whether you’re in the midst of exams or halfway through a hit and run week at work, you need to take time to decompress. Stress can have great impact on the body – from weight gain, to chronic headache, to increased risk of mental and physical illness. Make a mental note to take a break from the heavy duty and relax. Here are 10 of my favourite ways to kick back:

  1. Take a walk. Whether it’s just around the block or longer, a walk can help you clear your head and think clearly.
  2. Listen to silence. That’s right. This is an art you need to perfect, because we’re so used to always having noise around us.
  3. Throw a couple of slices of lemon in your water. I’ll do a separate post on healthy (and tasty!) water drinking habits later, but I will suffice to say that the slices of lemon will oxidize your body, making it easier for you to feel light – and lose those extra calories!
  4. Read an interesting article.
  5. If you’re at home, do 20 quick sit-ups. You will feel immediately energized, and it’s a quick way to keep in shape.
  6. Clean! Yes, doing the dishes is therapeutic.
  7. Light a candle. My personal favourite smells like a bonfire.
  8. Think positive thoughts.
  9. Eat your greens – and no, I don’t mean a $20 bill. It’s been proven that eating vegetables like brocoli and celery improve life quality.
  10. Breathe. Every so often, close your eyes and take a deep breath. This is a great way to relax if you can’t get away from your desk.

Another quick way to distress is to like us on facebook! Okay maybe not, but it was worth a try!

Have a great rest of your week!

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