Stress and hardships are two of the most inevitable things in life. Experiencing them means you’re alive and that you are continuously growing as a person. Without something that tests your balance, you can easily fall down and may never recover.
Unfortunately, the current worldwide situation due to the Covid-19 pandemic has sent everyone’s mental health to dip too low. With the controlled movement of people, closed businesses, and lockdowns, there’s nothing else people can do but scratch their heads, especially the entrepreneurs. In fact, entrepreneurship is among the most affected industries by the pandemic.
That’s why it’s important to let off some steam when you’re hitting rock bottom to regain your balance, not just during the pandemic but throughout your life.
Here’s how entrepreneurs blow off some steam in London:
1. By going to the gym
The gym is probably one of the best places to let off some steam, just as most UK entrepreneurs do.
Exercising isn’t just good for your body weight but is also necessary for your overall health, both physical and mental.
As you may know, our body contains hormones that control our emotions. Exercising can help reduce the levels of your stress hormones, such as adrenaline and endorphins while producing endorphins that act as your body’s natural painkillers and mood elevators.
Average adults are recommended to have at least 75-150 minutes of exercise per week. Whether moderate-intensity exercises, such as walking, hiking, and biking, or vigorous activities like swimming, weight lifting, and skipping rope. Any activities that can raise your heart rate should help you alleviate stress.
Exercise is indeed important to be part of our lifestyle. In fact, even with people who suffer from any addiction like gambling problems, exercise is even recommended.
2. By signing up for yoga sessions
Blowing off some steam means you have to relax, and yoga literally helps you with that. That’s probably the reason why yoga classes are popular in London.
Yoga is done through a series of smooth body movements and poses through controlled breathing, meditation, and relaxation. Yoga postures, also known as “asanas,” help ease any feeling of discomfort, such as pain sensitivity, tension, and tightness – which are all may be caused by anxiety.
Yoga helps you by improving your mind, body, and your breathing. Regular yoga classes usually last from 30 to 60 minutes.
Yoga lessons in the UK usually range from £40 to £70.
3. By exploring new hobbies
Hobbies are also an important mood shifter, they will keep you busy for something enjoyable.
Mounting studies show that those who have hobbies are less likely to suffer from chronic stress, anxiety, and depression. Hobbies like arts, reading, gardening, and music are just a few of the things to combat stress.
It’s also suggested to engage yourself with activities that can improve your communication and your relationship with others like team sports.
4. By going on a vacation
You should go on a vacation to alleviate stress, especially when the covid-19 restrictions relax.
Experts suggest that going off from work and having a vacation is important to alleviate or treat your stress and remove yourself from activities and environments that may have caused your burnout. Just like yoga, going on a vacation can let off some steam by relaxing your mind and body.
You may also try staycations for now that the virus is still lurking.
5. Build or rekindle relationships
Human connection is important for us to feel at ease and comfortable. With that, you should build or rekindle your relationship with others.
Building a relationship doesn’t only mean you’ll have to find a lover if you’re single. You can also build new friendships or rekindle the one you had and hang out with them or your family. That way, you’ll be able to build communications and feel warmth and connection with people around you.
If you’re still single, though, it may be time that you go on a date with someone.
6. Treat/gift yourself with something
To most people, one of the reasons why they usually feel down is when they don’t treat themselves the way they treat others.
While your relationship with other people is an important factor for self-growth, you shouldn’t forget about yourself either and treat yourself with high regard. Buy the things you love, go to restaurants and eat the foods you love or cook for yourself, and go to the spa.
As a suggestion, buy yourself a protein coffee, custom star map, mini waffle maker, and more.
7. Make time for yourself
In connection with our previous tip, you should also make time for yourself to let off some steam.
This is commonly known as “me time” by the younger generation. It’s when you do everything alone and cut off some connections with other people. For instance, you can travel alone, go to parks, or even just stay at home and spend more time in your room playing video games or reading a book. The important thing is you’re able to get to do things you love doing alone.
However, be careful not to be too comfortable alone because as mentioned earlier, connections with other people are also important.
The above are just a few of the ways entrepreneurs blow off some steam in London that you may also practice yourself.
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