2020 has been full of life-altering and chaotic events. In times like these, it’s easy to feel stressed out. If you’re a recent graduate (high school or college), you’re stepping into a job market sloshing to the brim with uncertainties. You might be asking yourself, “Will I be able to get a job?” or even “When will life go back to normal?” Living amidst the current craziness can be stressful, but understanding what you can do to decrease the distress in your life even when everything is in commotion is important.

Ambient Sounds/Music

While you can’t always change your surroundings if they are stressing you out, you can use ambient sounds and music to help you relax. You can find a playlist of ambient sounds or even atmospheric music to listen to while you de-stress. If you live in the city and city noises heighten your stress levels, consider putting on headphones and listening to the soothing sounds of the forest or the relaxing rumble of waves against the sand.

Natural Supplements

Another way to help you de-stress is through taking natural supplements. In addition to supplements like magnesium, valerian root, or even b-complex, an effective supplement for reducing anxiety is CBD. Like other natural supplements, according to Sweet Leaf Hemp Farms, CBD products can make you feel energized by reducing your anxiety and depression. CBD products have pain relief and calming properties that can help you in your efforts to declutter your life of distress.

Practice Yoga

In times of distress, an extremely effective de-stressor is practicing yoga. Stressful situations and circumstances affect both your mental and physical health. Practicing yoga allows you to relax your body and your mind. It can give you an opportunity to shut out the distress around you and focus on you. If you experience enough distress, you might even find difficulty in breathing. According to Home Care Assistance, yoga can help you regulate your breathing and help you feel calm and at ease. Whether you are dealing with the stresses of a world-wide pandemic or the day-to-day stresses of work, family, or school, practicing yoga gives you the time you need to decompress and recalibrate.

Life is stressful. It is important to your physical and mental health to take time to destress. Through practicing yoga, taking natural supplements such as CBD, or listening to ambient sounds and music, you can reduce your stress and feel more relaxed even when life gets crazy.

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