- Spring Cleaning
You may not think of it as a traditional 'stress reliever', but spring cleaning can be a wonderful source of stress relief for several reasons. The act of cleaning in itself can be a route to stress relief because of the exercise and other opportunities it provides. The end results of spring cleaning are even better: you're left with a home that's more of a haven from stress than a cause of it.
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Getting out there and digging in the garden brings some excellent opportunities for spring stress relief. Getting more sunlight can brighten your mood; beautifying your home can be soothing to you every time you come home; getting in touch with nature can help you feel more grounded. Whether you have a huge yard with dozens of plants, or a small patio and a container garden, gardening can be an excellent source of stress relief, beginning in the spring.
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Meeting a friend for some brisk walking, as with other forms of exercise, can be a great way to relieve stress year-round. However, spring is an especially good time for walking because of the more mild weather, the more beautiful surroundings, and the increasing hours of daylight. Walking through your neighborhood and noticing everyone's yard in bloom, walking in a park and enjoying the beautiful green grass, or walking in the hills after work can all be stress relief treats for spring.
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What are your favorite ways to relieve stress during Spring? Share your answers in the comments section or in the Stress Management Forum.
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