Stress is something we all have to tackle, whether it be due to work, bills, or a busy schedule. That’s why it is so important to find time to relax every week. If you’re eco-conscious, you may feel even better about your relaxation time if you can find green ways to reduce stress.
Fortunately, relaxation and a green lifestyle go hand in hand. Let’s dive into Western National‘s five favorite ways to reduce stress while helping the environment.
1. Take a Long Bath
Draw yourself a hot bath and take a nice, long soak. A bath is equivalent to a 10-15 minute shower (depending on your tub size and water pressure). So if you’re in for a long relaxing soak, taking a bath saves on water while giving you plenty of time to relax.
2. Tend an Indoor Garden
Gardening can be extremely relaxing. There is something soothing about tending small plants and watching them grow. Build yourself an indoor garden or a flower box in your windowsill and tend to it when you are feeling stressed out.
3. Get Crafty with Recycled Items
Crafts can be very relaxing, especially if you’re naturally creative. Challenge yourself to make something using items in your house and materials bound for the recycling bin. You can make artwork, storage containers, holiday ornaments, or anything else you can imagine.
4. Cook Up a Storm
If cooking is how you relax, prepping meals is very eco-friendly. Take a few hours to prepare meals and snacks for the rest of the week. Cooking all your food together will reduce your weekly carbon footprint and save you tons of time later on.
5. Go for a Walk Under Tree Boughs
Trees naturally reduce stress and make us happy. Walking under a green canopy can relax the mind and uplift your mood in just a few minutes. Taking a walk under the nearest trees is not only free and enjoyable, but it also has no carbon footprint.
It can be tough to find the time for relaxation in a modern life. But you don’t have to spend money or plastics to reduce your stress. In fact, some of the best ways to relax are free and green. For more great green lifestyle tips or to find an apartment that embraces green living, contact us today!