#1 Box (the exercising kind!)
Not only is a boxing class great for fitness, but they’re generally pretty intense sessions – the adrenaline will help expel excess stress.
#2 Chew Gum
Our clever pals at Swinburne University in Melbourne have discovered that chewing gum can actually reduce cortisol (our stress hormone) levels in our body by up to 17%.
#3 Don’t skip your lunch break
We’re all probably guilty of this sometimes, especially when we’re snowed under with assignments (OMG uni group assignments *gasp*!!) and deadlines, but your body AND mind need rest. Step away, even if just for a little while, so that you can perform better later in the day.
#4 Do some light yoga or meditation
Just take some time out, in a quiet place, and stretch out the limbs. Close your eyes, breathe deeply, and think about nothing but sunshine and rainbows and summer and ice-cream.
#5 Learn to say “no”
We often spread ourselves so thin because we say “yes” to doing everything and helping everyone, so much so that it physically and mentally exhausts us. Sound familiar? Remember that it’s ok to put yourself first sometimes, girl.
#6 Share responsibilities
Whether it be with co-workers, friends, family or hired professionals. Delegate delegate delegate! And ease the pressure of having too much on your plate (ha that rhymes, whaddaya know?!)
#7 Take a nap
Need we elaborate?! (OMG someone call Sony I'm on FIYAH).
#8 Do something that makes you happy
What takes you to your happy place? Keep a list in your phone or on the fridge and when you’ve got the blues, remind yourself of the fun activities that make you feel good. Pick one off the list and go for it!
#9 Pucker up
Research suggests that kissing releases chemicals that ease our cortisol levels (SEE #8. Get pashing!)
#10 Always have a back-up plan for major situations
Often we worry about outcomes we can’t control – unfortunately life doesn’t always work out the way we want it to, so don’t be afraid to plan for the worst, just in case. Devise a plan B, C, D, even Z if you need to! That way you’ll feel prepared for whatever the universe throws your way.
Want one less stress in your life? I’ll deliver all the Moxie you need, so that it’s at the ready for when you need it most. I’ll be your back-up plan, Moxette! Learn more about Moxie Box Club here.