I - Intense Exercise
Have you ever heard the phrase “the body keeps count”? It suggests that our body keeps track of the stress and traumas we experience, and it starts to add up over time. This results in stagnant, negative energy left in the body, with nowhere to go. But when we exert an intense amount of physical energy, even if it’s only for a few minutes, we move that stagnant energy out of our bodies. Exercise also releases endorphins and dopamine, which help to counteract the stress hormones in our system. Go for a jog around the block or do as many jumping jacks in place as you’re able. You can even just shake out your body from head to toe. (Plus, this has the added benefit of feeling a little silly, which may also boost your mood!) Repeat until the stressful energy has left you.