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Ways To Reduce Stress in The New Year

By Evan Woodka-Kelly

It’s the start of a new year, and with it comes increased stress. For instance, school is coming back in session and it is staying entirely online. Many students have expressed trouble completing the assignments without being able to quickly and easily contact the teachers of their classes, which has put a major strain on their mental health. Several people do not know ways to reduce stress, so here are a few ways that can help.

Spend Time With Friends and Family

Playing video games with friends or watching a movie with your family can be extremely beneficial to your mental health. Spending time with them can help reduce stress overall and make you more likely to talk about what is going on rather than bottling up your emotions.

Learn a New Skill

Learning a skill like art or how to play an instrument can be helpful for relieving stress. It doesn’t matter if it is a difficult or cool skill, you should choose it if you want to learn the skill. You shouldn’t be forced into something you don’t want to do, you should be able to choose what you want to learn or do.

Make a Daily Exercise Routine

According to expert studies conducted by Harvard Health, exercise reduces stress by getting rid of stress hormones like adrenaline. Even during a lockdown, doing a daily exercise routine can put you in a better mood and make you feel less stressed. You do not need equipment for several workouts, so you don’t need to spend money purchasing large amounts of equipment.

There are many ways to reduce stress, the main problem is that there is either no time or lack of knowledge about how to do it. Hopefully this article was helpful! If it was, make sure to show your friends and family so everyone can learn ways to reduce stress.

Link to the study by Harvard Health: https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/exercising-to-relax#:~:text=Exercise%20reduces%20levels%20of%20the,natural%20painkillers%20and%20mood%20elevators

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