Are you stressed out? Whether it’s work, school, relationships, money or politics, there are many stress triggers we cannot seem to avoid. Stress has become part of our life that having it may feel normal. But unresolved, chronic stress can lead to serious health problems that can affect your mental and physical well-being. High blood pressure, heart disease, sleep deprivation, mood swings, reduced efficiency—can you bear these negative effects of stress? The good thing is that living in a condo allows you to quickly and effectively combat stress. Try these 10 stress-busters in the comfort of your condo living room.
1. Take a dip in the pool
Taking a dip in your condo’s pool is a great way to beat stress. Because it supports your body’s weight, swimming can immediately calm and relax you. You feel lighter in the water, literally and figuratively. Swimming is also beneficial for breath control and muscle toning. In DMCI Properties, there are typically more than one pool that you can use. Whether you live by yourself or with family, swimming is a convenient stress-busting activity that you can do in your condo.
2. Chow a healthy snack
Eating the right food is important when dealing with stress. In the face of stress, our bodies respond by increasing its metabolizing processes using stored minerals and vitamins. This explains why most people want to eat as a way to relieve stress. While it’s tempting to eat junk and processed food, stress is better handled with proper nutritional support. Increase the amount of leafy greens in your sandwich or salad. Lettuce, romaine, spinach, and alfalfa are great powerhouse options.
3. Walk in the park
The benefits of condo living include access to calming natural scenery. There’s a growing number of condos realizing the need for green living. At DMCI, parks, walkways, and gardens are integrated into the living environment. Harness the relaxing power of nature by talking a walk around the condo property. Walking in gardens can help recharge your mind. Seeing nature in an aesthetically arranged surrounding should reduce your stress instantly.
4. Break a sweat at the gym
Our muscles are in constant tension in stressful moments. Stress puts the body on alert mode. If you don’t do anything, the tension will manifest in the form of back, neck, and shoulder pain. Break a sweat in your condo gym to help your body de-stress. Exercise relieves the tension in the muscles and can make you feel as though you’ve unloaded a heavy weight. During and after exercise, the body releases the happy hormones called endorphins, which explains the positive feeling linked to workouts. Maintain a regular routine like doing weekend workouts to sustain a relaxed body and disposition.
5. Light a candle
Lighting a candle is one of the effective stress buster activities at home. Candlelight has a calming effect that can increase self-awareness and reduce the psychic impact of stress. Wind down after a busy day by gazing at the gentle and mesmerizing movement of the candle flame. Using scented candles can also help uplift your mood. While we have our own “happy” scents, lavender, citrus, and sandalwood are good options as they’re known to have tranquilizing and restorative effects.
6. De-clutter your space
Condo living in the Philippines allows for a minimalist, stress-free living space. Your daily routine will be much smoother if you eliminate clutter and put order in your space. The idea behind cluttering is not simply to remove things but to make room for things you need. Take time to remove clutter in each area of your home. Label and pack the things you can sell, donate, or throw away. Keep the items you regularly use and arrange them on accessible shelves and hooks.
7. Combine meditation and stretching
Easy stress-buster activities must include meditating and light stretching. The combination is a proven way to reduce stress. Because you bring your mind and body to a tranquil state, it helps banish stress and anxiety. Sit in a lotus or Indian sitting position on a yoga mat and do deep breathings for five to ten minutes. Lightly stretch your legs, arms, and shoulders. Practice this daily in your condo to achieve balance and inner peace.
8. Have a break from electronics
With so much noise on social media nowadays, unplugging your devices for a while is a great way to de-stress. We’re almost always hooked on to gadgets, making them seem like extensions of our body. Being disconnected for a few minutes allows you to reconnect with yourself and reduce stress. Try to be offline for at least an hour each day. These little breaks can surprise you with how much they can reduce your stress.
9. Take a power nap
Living in a centrally and conveniently located condo allows you to have time for relaxing activities. In today’s hyper-busy lifestyle, one of the activities that is often neglected is sleep. Having a 25-minute afternoon nap in your condo can recharge your body and alleviate your stress. At night, make sure that you get seven to eight hours of sleep for a stress-free and productive morning.
10. Have a cup of tea instead of coffee
Having tea instead of coffee has phenomenal relaxing benefits. While coffee is rich in antioxidants, it can be overly stimulating during stressful situations. Herbal teas like chamomile, mint, and green tea are better options because of their calming properties. Note that teas also have caffeine, although with lesser quantity than coffee. Consider a decaffeinated tea if you’re stressed to better calm your nerves.
With the positive effects of condo living, it should be easy for your to lead a stress-free life. Try these 10 stress-busters when you feel like stress is creeping in. Make them your habit to quickly achieve calm and peace.