5 Helpful Tips for De-Stressing in Your 30s

You hear it all the time, but what exactly can you do to get rid of stress and anxiety? Managing everyday tasks by ignoring things that stress you out is not a proper way to fight this. After all, stress is one of the main reasons for concern when it comes to both physical and mental health. Of course, it’s practically impossible to just magically decide to stop being stressed out. However, there are things you can do that’ll make you feel more relaxed, happy and optimistic. This is especially important in your 30s when you have to face the fact that you are, indeed, a true adult.

1. Take care of your body

Yes, you may be tired of hearing this, but in the end, taking good care of your body is essential when it comes to dealing with stress and anxiety. This involves following a healthy diet that suits you. Moreover, regular exercise is a must. When you turn 30, you have to realize that your bones, joints, and muscles need some extra help, and exercising will keep them strong. What’s more, physical activity removes toxins from your body, which is the most obvious form of stress relief. Also, try to establish a routine. This includes your eating and workout schedule, but also the time you go to sleep and wake up.

2. You can’t satisfy everyone

A lot of people have this problem. They constantly stress over the fact that they can’t please everyone, and they worry about random misunderstandings. The truth is that even if you mean well, not everyone is going to understand you ‒ and that is perfectly fine. Once you’re in your 30s, it’s time to stop pestering yourself about the way different people react to who you are. After all, people who love you and want to be by your side will never try to put you down and will always be willing to work out any potential issues. Those who would rather argue and abandon you for no obvious reasons ‒ without even trying to listen to what you have to say ‒ have made their choice already. There’s nothing you can do about that, so it’s very important to accept it and learn to let it all go.

3. Know your worth

Another stress relieving practice involves the recognition of your values and self-worth. Just like you shouldn’t let others bring you down, don’t let yourself do the same either. A great way to keep track of your achievements, feelings and the overall steps you take on your journey to your true self is to start writing a journal. Writing helps reduce stress, but also, once you write something, it becomes more real and easier to deal with. If you lack self-esteem, you may want to try this trick and write about everything you do on a daily basis. More often than not, this activity will motivate you to do more and find more things that can make you happy, fulfilled and aware of your own values.

4. Give yourself some time off

When they hit their 30s, people often get overwhelmed with life. However, as you build your own family and pursue a career, you also have to take the time to just relax. There are plenty of fun and relaxing activities that you can do. For some people, it’s their hobbies. Others like to meditate and do yoga. Some people like to catch up with their friends, and some like to curl up on the bed in front of a TV. Also, don’t forget the benefits of occasional massages in professional spa centers. For example, a pregnancy massage is extremely pleasant and healthy for future moms, and pregnancy can definitely be very stressful. You can also treat yourself to a full-day spa experience or a weekend getaway.

5. Don’t judge other people

Now that you know how important the routine, regular physical activity, and a healthy diet are, as well as love and kindness towards yourself, you should try your best not to reduce your positive energy with negative thoughts about other people. Live and let live is a sure way to avoid stress, especially when you’re in your 30s. Everyone has their own story and worries. Judging someone else for who they are is not going to feel good, precisely because you don’t want that for yourself either. After all, when you focus on yourself and on improving your life with no need to seek validation from others, rest assured that things are only going to get better.

Don’t forget – life doesn’t stop at 30. Actually, it only just begins. So, remember to let yourself enjoy every moment of it, but, also, learn to accept that not every day is going to be the best day of your life. After all, the ups and downs make us feel alive. It’s how you deal with them that helps you stay happy and positive, or makes you anxious and negative. 

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