How To Relieve Stress During The Week

Many things can cause stress. It could be that you have got an exam coming, you are very busy with work or you are moving out. Anything can cause stress if you let it play on your mind for long enough. 

A lot of people will turn to alcohol or start smoking to relieve their stress however, there are a lot of healthier ways to do that instead. We suggest that you put the cigarette out, make that your last drink and do something that will work. 

Be Active

Exercising is a great way to relieve stress, but you have got to find some time for it. It will reduce your emotional stress and put those muscles to the test. Set yourself goals that are realistic and achievable to help motivate you. Exercising is one of the best ways to completely distract you from those toxic thoughts. 

There Is a Solution To Most Problems

Make sure that you are in control of any of your problems. If work is causing you a lot of stress, think of ways to reduce it. If you have a lot of work to be doing, look at your peers and ask for assistance. At the end of the day, if you help them, they will likely help you. Plan out your week so that you can spread it across multiple days instead of leaving it to the last minute. 

Organisation is one of the best ways to reduce any work stress. Sometimes, you are going to need to put in those extra hours and that is understandable. Moreover, you don’t want to be consistently working overtime because it will soon get on top of you. Be sensible with how many hours you put in so you are not overworking yourself. Be organised and you will reduce those problems with work, meaning that you don’t need to put in too much time. 

Spend Some Time With Yourself

It is great spending time with friends and family although sometimes you do need that little bit of me-time. There are a lot of things that you can do to relax your mind. Maybe read a book or go for a walk around the local park. You could even sit down and listen to your favourite album or watch your favourite television series. There are plenty of things that you can do so take some time out. 

Connect With Your Friends

One of the best things that you can do to take your mind off things is to socialise more. We suggest that you spend at least one day a week socialising. Whether that be going for a coffee, a walk together around the local park or even getting a takeaway together. At the end of the day, you are friends with them for a reason. If you want to be more adventurous, we suggest going to a zoo, an aquarium or even a theme park.

Avoid Bad Habits

Bad habits will make you even more stressed. Drinking too much or even smoking can all be habits that only relieve stress for a small time. Avoiding problems by doing these sorts of activities will only make the situation worse. Attack the problems that you are dealing with and do not shy away from them.

It is easy to get a takeaway every night as well because you can not be bothered to cook. Furthermore, it is pointless worrying about meals to cook after work. Prepare your meals at the weekend so you don’t have to cook after work. Moreover, if meal preparation is too much stress for you, consider ordering your food instead (we don’t mean takeaways). There are many healthy prepared meal delivery services out there to make your life much easier. 


There are a lot of ways that you can reduce stress. Make sure you are eating healthy foods that also include the occasional cheat meal. At the end of the day, health is wealth for both physical and mental health. Make sure that you are using all of your holidays to give you enough breathing space away from work as well. Stress doesn’t last forever so do not think about it too much.