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Busy Day? Relaxing Ways to Blow Off Steam

Updated on August 26, 2014
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Whether you're a student, corporate workaholic or a work at home parent on the go, life tends to have its busy moments. Most of us can relate to being bombarded with things coming from every corner, getting hit with unexpected challenges or simply feeling as if there just isn't enough time in the day; Not to mention trying to hold your peace when faced with difficult personalities.

In other words, things can get pretty stressful. But you don't have to stay that way. If only you could ease your mind, release some tension and reward yourself by having a little fun. Well, one of these relaxing activities can get you out of a funk and help you blow off that steam.


Get a Good Laugh In to Blow Off Steam

It is a given fact that laughter is a stress buster. So after a long day, a good hearty laugh may be just what you need. Pop in one of your favorite movies. You know, the one that makes you laugh so hard that you cry. Or watch your favorite TV show.


Enjoy Your Favorite Meal

Skip the microwave dinner, and enjoy a delicious meal. For those who enjoy cooking, the process of creating an appetizing dish is relaxing alone. But when you finally get to enjoy it...oh boy!

If cooking isn't your thing, go to your favorite dine in restaurant or order in from your preferred takeout place. For me, that means pizza.


Go Out After a Busy Day

It doesn't have to be anything extravagant. If you are married or in a relationship, make it a date night. If you're single, call up a friend. Just go out to have healthy and responsible fun.

The movies, bowling, dancing or out to eat are a few ideas.


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Go Shopping

Some call it shop therapy.

Set a spending limit for yourself and go on a mini shopping spree. You could grab a partner in crime or go solo. Either way, it could turn out to be the perfect way to blow off some steam.

If your budget is tight, consider going window shopping. Browse around, try on a few outfits/shoes...At least you'll know what you what later when you return and are ready to buy.


Talk it Off

Call up a friend and vent. Just make sure that the person is someone you can trust. If you're in a relationship, talk to your significant other about your day. It's something relaxing about having someone close by or on the other end sincerely listening.


How Do You Relax or Blow Off Steam After a Busy Day?

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Play Games

If you're a gamer, then you already know...Call of Duty, Minecraft or whatever. Perhaps you'd rather play Word with Friends, Angry Birds or even Solitary. Regardless of what you play or whether or not you use your computer, game system or phone, it's all fun and relaxing.


Hit the Gym

There's no doubt that getting an exercise routine in is a great way to blow off steam. You get energized, and it takes your mind off of all things stressful for a while. Working out with a friend may be twice as fun.

While some like to hit the machines or the weights, others may enjoy participating in a class like Zumba or going for laps in the pool.


Have Some QT

Quiet Time...the epitome of relaxation. Lounge around in comfortable clothes and chill out in the most comfortable or the quietest spot in the house. Do your number one past time, such as scrapbooking, writing or playing games... Read a book, listen to relaxing music or simply pray and meditate. It's up to you. And of course, you can unwind by soaking in a bubble bath.


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    • Janellegems profile image

      Janellegems 3 years ago from United States

      Great ideas for relieving busy stressful days. Quiet time, reading and music works best for me.

    • kj force profile image

      kjforce 3 years ago from Florida

      Crissylite...very well written and interesting/helpful article...thanks for sharing...

      I myself have always enjoyed a pool workout or a walk, and fresh squeezed Lemon water as re-hydration , which stress can dehydrate one's body. I then take a warm shower and listen to my favorite music, giving the brain stress relief.

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