Last month we asked our writers ‘what do you do to release stress?’ I described how I will go on a long walk and I wanted to go into further detail.
Walking is always a great stress release. It gets you moving and allows your mind to wander and will calm you down.
I’m really lucky that I live in the countryside with some amazing views over fields to help with the calming process. Bring able just to stop and look around. Can do a world of good, but only if you allow it.
I encourage anyone reading this to just go for a walk. At least once a week. And see the benefits it can yield. Pick a direction and walk. If you know there is a park in that direction, great! If you have no idea where you are going, even better! Have fun exploring. Seeing things you haven’t seen before.
I usually walk for just under an hour. It’s about 3 miles long to some people that seems quite long, so start off small, do half an hour or just 15 minutes. Anything helps.
This works for me, it might not work for everyone, but it works for me. Go out and find an activity that works…golf? Swimming? Or even writing for your favourite student lead magazine… Us!
We want to know what you all do to relieve stress. So contact us on any of our social media platforms.
Let’s work together to come up with as many ideas as possible. And work as a team to help others, it’s as easy as that.