Monday, June 23, 2014

3 Ways to Relieve Stress- Weekly Devotion

Stress is something most humans experience at some point or another. I have here 3 ways that I like to personally get away from everything and just relax.
#1- Take a walk/ exercise- Taking a walk always puts me in a better mood and gets me motivated and ready to continue what I was doing. Participating in any physical activity is known to relieve stress and I have definitely seen this take place in my life. I don't mean you have to take a break in the middle of what you are doing and go run 5 miles and get super sweaty, but sometimes just taking your dog for a small walk or doing some jumping jacks in the pool is just what you need.
#2- Call an old friend- I don't know if y'all know this, but that electronic device that you keep in your back pocket all day actually has this feature where you can pick it up and call someone and actually hear their voice. :) But really, calling an old friend or even a friend that you just talked to is a great way to relieve stress. Sometimes just taking 15 minutes out of your day to talk on the phone is just what you need to chill for a bit.
#3- Read a book- Escaping into a different story for even just 10 minutes is always a favorite way for me to calm down a bit. Laying out in the sun or laying under my covers in bed and reading a good book is known to be very relaxing, so I would recommend this for a quick stress relieving remedy.

Extra Tip- Pray- This is the number one way to relieve yourself of stress! Giving everything over to God lifts such a weight off your shoulders you wouldn't believe it! 
 John 14: 27 says: "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid."
What do you like to do to escape and relax a bit? Comment and tell me! If you would like to email me about anything feel free!
Hope you all enjoyed and I can't wait to talk to you all some more later!

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