Pooka the cat is never stressed
A couple months ago I came to the realization I need to find a way to relieve my stress. I didn't come to this realization alone, I had some help from my doctor. Honestly, I didn't even think I had much stress in my life until I was asked by the doc if I had any stress. I suppose part of my stress was denying I even had stress.
Now I need to find ways to relieve it. I haven't done a good job so far. I keep thinking yoga, but with my back issues I have a hard time with many of the poses. I read a good deal to begin with, so I know that's not going to do it. I'll be honest, you may suggest the gym/working out. Yea...that actually adds to my stress levels many a time. Mostly if I miss a workout or a run.
This will be a work in progress. I'm not sure what the answer is. I know I feel calmer at the beach, but I live 3-4 hours away from the closest beach (well, one that's attached to the ocean). There is a local park with a lake, but I'm not sure that's the same thing. I think this year might just be me trying to find out what helps me de-stress.
What do you do to de-stress? Do you do it weekly or monthly? Is it something you do alone or with others?