Ease Your Stress by Making Time for Fun

Maybe it’s the shorter days, but if you’re feeling like there’s not enough time to accomplish everything on your to-do list, that’s okay. Remind yourself that while the daylight hours may be shorter, you still have that same amount of time in your day that you’ve always had. It might also do you some good to cut yourself some slack. None of us are super humans.

One of the best things you do for yourself when you’re feeling stressed is to make time for fun. This might sound counter intuitive, but it’s true. The American Psychological Association recommends taking a break from what’s causing you stress and making time to be social, smile and laugh. With that in mind, we found a few events around town that you might want to check out for a great stress-relieving activity.

Decompress at these Fun Events

Check Out an Open Rehearsal

Have you ever wondered what it must be like for dancers and actors when they’re training and preparing for an upcoming recital or play? Now’s your chance to find out! Wonderbound has an open invitation for anyone who wants to come and check out a rehearsal. You can visit any rehearsal at Junction Box in RiNo. All you have to do is call or email to confirm rehearsal times.

cherries-1425293Last Chance to Hit Up a Farmers Market

If you’ve found that this past summer just flew by without you stopping by a local farmers market, you better hurry now before they wrap up for the year. Most of the markets will wrap up the last weekend of October.

Check Out a Soccer Match

If you’ve never been to a soccer match before, why not check out the DU Pioneers? Tickets are only a few bucks. Who knows, you may found yourself in love with a new sport! Plus, why not support one of our many local teams and cheer them on at home!

Go Head to Head with Bats

Parker Arts is inviting you to meet a giant bat with a six-foot-wide wing span. Now how can you turn this down? It’s a great way to learn about bats from around the world. You’ll also learn why the species is threatened and come away with a better understanding of this commonly misunderstood species.

Shop the Urban Market

If you think a little retail therapy can help ease your stress, check out Urban Market on October 20th. It will be the last one of the year. You’ll find a variety of local arts and crafts sold directly by their makers. It’s a great way to support local business within your community.

Whichever event you choose, remember, taking a break from the stress is a good thing. You’ll come back to your to-do list feeling refreshed and reinvigorated, ready to take on anything.