Stress is such an integral part of modern life that it seems almost impossible to get rid of it completely. And why would you if it can be an important tool when it comes to accomplishing great things? However, if you feel like the merry-go-round of life is getting you down, you should try one of our writing exercises that can and will help you become calmer and more balanced in no time!
Write and Breathe
For fear of saying obvious things, breathing is something we all have to do. However, there are definitely better and worse ways to do it. The best way to learn how to breathe properly is to learn how to meditate, but many people find it difficult to dedicate so much time to “doing nothing.” Instead, try breathing exercises that you would otherwise do during yoga when you are writing. This will relax you and simultaneously allow you to get into a rhythm that can help you create text faster.
Research does not seem like an obvious thing to do when you are stressed, when in fact it is an easy way to feel like you have accomplished something, albeit small. The sense of doing something substantial can trick your brain into calming down and letting you relax. Read an article on Wikipedia connected to the subject you are writing about or find new synonyms to diversify your vocabulary. The effect may surprise you.
Write before Going to Bed to Exhaust Your Brain
Many people like to read or watch TV before they sleep which is not a good idea if they want to feel less stressed. The brain tends to adsorb any information available and will mull it over instead of turning off for the night. This is why insomnia is such a common condition nowadays. Instead of engaging your brain to comprehend new data, try using it creatively instead. Working on text and creating imaginary scenarios will utilize many of your cognitive resources and make you ready for healthy sleep mentally as well as physically.
Use these three techniques to alleviate stress and become a happier, healthier version of yourself.