50 Ways to Relax Without Spending Any Money

These brilliant ideas will immensely improve your mood, health, and quality of life.

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Finding ways to unwind on a daily, monthly, and yearly basis isn't as hard—or expensive—as you might think, according to Quid Corner. It doesn't matter how busy or broke you are, everyone can get in some relaxation time thanks to this list of simple, effective, and free de-stressing activities. These daily habits will not only improve your mood and quality of life, they'll help your health too.

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Taking time everyday and week to wind down is far more important than most people realize. "We need to give ourselves a break," psychotherapist Barton Goldsmith, Ph.D., shared with Psychology Today. "It doesn't really matter what the activity or inactivity is. If you keep going at full speed every day, it can be really hard on you, both physically and mentally. We were not designed to go 24/7/365."

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Relaxation is so important, in fact, that your body craves and needs it. According to the organization Mental Health America, ongoing stress, if left unchecked, can cause health problems like chest pain, headaches, digestive issues, anxiety, depression, changes in sexual desire, and the ability to focus. While not everyone can afford to go on a dreamy vacation, or fork over $150 a week for a much-needed massage, anyone can do these brilliant and free-of-charge activities. Take a look:

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From: Woman's Day

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