Is your hectic lifestyle making you stressed? Between juggling your job, family and other responsibilities, it can be hard to unwind. Take some time for yourself and try these 10 activities to stress less throughout the spring.
1. Turn off all devices for the day
Detox from technology and take the whole day to read a new book. Head to Next Page Books to find one that interests you.
Next Page Books
1105 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA
2. Listen to music you love
There are many great music venues in the Corridor. Take a look at this events calendar to find a show to attend. If you need a recommendation, Modest Mouse will be playing at McGrath Amphitheatre in May.
475 1st St SW, Cedar Rapids, IA
3. Enjoy a peaceful walk outside
Head to the Cedar Lake Loop Trail, where you can enjoy a scenic 1.6 mile walk around Cedar Lake.
Cedar Lake Trail
839 Shaver Road NE, Cedar Rapids, IA
4. Learn something new
Take lessons at West Music to learn how to play a new instrument.
1398 Twixt Town Rd, Marion, IA 52302
5. Perform a random act of kindness
Brighten someone’s day by paying for their coffee order at The Early Bird.
The Early Bird Coffee Shop
333 1st St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Photo provided by New Pioneer Co-op
6. Eat a more balanced diet
Attend a class or event at New Pioneer Food Co-op to learn more about healthy eating.
New Pioneer Food Co-op
3338 Center Point Rd NE, Cedar Rapids, IA
Photo provided by Toula Yoga
7. Take a yoga class
Head to Toula Yoga where you can choose from a variety of yoga classes to find your inner zen.
2720 1st Ave NE #108, Cedar Rapids, IA
Photo provided by Home Grown Pets
8. Give your pet some extra attention
Take your dog for a walk or buy a new toy for your cat. If you don’t have a pet, go to Home Grown Pets where you can check out lizards, fish, hedgehogs and more!
Home Grown Pets
999 44th St Suite 2000, Marion, IA
Photo provided by Pierson’s Flower Shop & Greenhouses
9. Garden or plant flowers
Spend some quality time outdoors and plant a garden or some flowers in your yard. You’ll find everything you need at Pierson’s Flower Shop & Greenhouses.
Pierson’s Flower Shop & Greenhouses
1800 Ellis Blvd NW, Cedar Rapids, IA
10. Declutter your living space
Donate clothes or things you no longer need to Mission of Hope or another local non-profit.
Mission of Hope
1700 B Ave NE Cedar Rapids, IA