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5 ways to relieve your stress this summer

Mindfulness meditation, which helps you stay grounded and present, can treat everything from anxiety to insomnia to IBS. Photo: Pexels

(Sophie Saint-Thomas/ Forbes) –-With summer approaching, so are long days at the beach, family BBQs, and hopefully a vacation (perhaps even international). The summer season and warmer weather, especially after the isolation of a pandemic, tend to bring up happy memories of salty air and melting popsicles.

Still, it can also be a stressful time (there aren’t songs about summertime sadness for nothing). Busy times can be stressful, and there are bigger steps you can take to protect your mental health and well-being.

You protect your physical health with life vests and sunscreen, so preserve your emotional and mental health with meditation, travel, the ritual of cooking, and so much more. Keep reading for five summer-ready ways to relieve stress. (…)