Get Your Heart Rate Up
One of my favorite ways to reduce stress is by exercising. When you exercise, your brain produces endorphins – the neurotransmitters that make you feel good. Not only does exercise help your physical health, but it also puts you in a better mental state.
The gym isn’t the only place you can boost your endorphins and reduce your stress. It’s important that you enjoy what you’re doing (or you won’t do it very often). If you’re like me and hate running on the treadmill, there are other fun activities to get you moving. Some of my favorite ways to exercise are rock climbing, paddle boarding, and running outside.
If you’re pressed for time, there are plenty of things you can do at home to get your heart rate up. You can practice yoga at home, go for a jog around the neighborhood, or even find at-home workouts on YouTube.