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Top five ways to de-stress this winter

Top five  ways to de-stress this winter

Cold nights and broken heaters are enough to make anyone become grumpy, causing one to hibernate the entire winter. But don’t let the season mess with your head, here’s a list of the top five ways you can bring your boiling stress levels down.

5. Stock up on chocolate

Dark chocolate actually has special chemicals and antioxidants that affect your brain, which can make you happy and feel peaceful. So chow down on that Bubbly bar we all love or have a steaming cup of hot chocolate to soothe yourself.

4. Listen to music

Music is the perfect thing to put anyone in a good mood. So set up your playlist, lay back with your eyes closed and enjoy the sounds of your favourite tracks, or you can even get off the couch, dance and even sing to your favourite songs, which will bring up your mood.

3. Enjoy a warm bath

Warm baths are the perfect way to loosen all the tension in your body after a stressful day. Fill it up with your favourite scented bubble bath or bath salts, light up some incense and a few candles to create an ambiance, and let all the day’s stress just melt off your body.

2. Get a good laugh

They do say that laughter is the best medicine, for stress this is one of the best ways to get rid of it. So get together with some friends and enjoy an evening of fun and laughter, or watch a funny movie, you’ll find that the stress just flies away after a good chuckle.

1. Relax in a hammock

For that weightless, floating feeling a hammock is one of the best ways to go. Hammocks can be hung almost anywhere inside and outside your home. You can sit in your hammock and enjoy a number of things, like eating a piece of chocolate, reading a good book, listening to music or simply laying in one with your eyes closed.