Experts on safety say that stress contributes to common accidents that have lasting consequences. Whether it is caused from an intense workload or troubles at home, people are more likely to make errors in their everyday lives when they can’t focus due to the effects of stress. Don’t let your stress add to the likelihood of getting hurt in a tragic accident!
Here are some ways that you can decompress after a high-stress situation:
Go on a solo walk
Get some time to yourself and change up the scenery with a solo walk around your neighborhood, or bring your dog along! The fresh air and alone time will give you space to process your feelings about what’s going on.
Unplug from electronics and social media
Our brains are attempting to process more information than ever before, especially for those heavily involved in social media and technology. If you are feeling overwhelmed from trying to keep up, it’s okay to take a short break from electronics. You can even benefit from planning a break from technology just once a week.
Take a Break Between Work and Home Time
Do you ever have those days when you wake up in the morning and you don’t stop moving until you go to bed? Too many days of this in a row can lead to overwhelming stress.
Take a short break between your activities! It only takes a few minutes to make a difference. You can read a couple pages of a book, drink some water, take a walk or meditate. This sets apart your time than if you went right into your next chore, and gives you a break to process the feelings from the rest of the day.