At ZenRock Fitness, we see a lot of busy clients. On any given day, the studio is full of moms and dads, bosses and employees, volunteers, and humanitarians. There is a myriad of hobbies, interests, and recreational activities represented. A couple of things we find our clients all have in common are full schedules and the stress that goes along with them. We understand! We all have families and friends, a second job or volunteer role, homes to care for, kids and/or pets, and things we love to do in our free time. How do we stay so sane, fit, energetic, healthy, and balanced? (Although about three of those are debatable!)
Here are 8 tips for dealing with the stress of everyday life from the ZenRock team:
1. Find Love in What You Do
We all love training. We also love being active and playing with our kids. We love hanging out with friends and families. Find something you love and do it!
2. Stay Active
Often we have clients who cancel their appointments because they just don’t have the time to exercise that week. Exercise helps reduce stress and gives you energy to tackle the rest of the day’s events. Try to stick with your training schedule if you can!
3. Eat Well
Food affects us more than you may realize! It’s hard to love anything when you don’t feel well. Fill your body with delicious, real, and nutritious foods.
4. Do Sprints Until Your Stress Melts
Find what you love – run, bike, elliptical – and do it until you feel better.
5. Take Moments “Away”
Sometimes “away” is simply a few minutes on the couch, in the break room, or in a coffee shop. Allowing your brain to disconnect and focus on nothing will feel like a mini-vacation and rejuvenate you. A 15-minute power nap can do wonders!
6. Be Selfish
Find a day when you can be completely selfish. On that day, do only what you want to do.
7. Commute in Silence
Try not to listen to the radio or make phone calls. Try sitting in silence and see what comes into your mind. You may learn something new about yourself, think of a solution to a problem that’s been nagging you, or just feel calmer. You may be surprised by the benefits that come from a little quite time.
8. Shower As Soon As You Get Home
Take about 15 minutes to decompress and separate your day from your evening.
We also understand that everyone’s circumstance is different. Please know that we all are experts in helping clients figure out exactly what will help them the most. Our knowledgeable and experienced trainers in Bellevue and Redmond are happy to have you pick their brains a bit. Maybe they can help you find the perfect balance for you where you are right now.