As they say, everyday is a hustle
From meeting deadlines, to being stuck in traffic for hours; from the noise of automobiles to the hassles of making ends meet, there are several things that contribute to giving people a hectic and stressful day. And notably, work related stress is what we mostly carry onto other aspects of our lives with much consideration for the fact that we spend more time at work, than at home.
Sometimes, the stress might not be physical, it might be mental as a result of processing, and executing diverse projects at the same time; similarly, trying to keep up with school, work, family, finances, health, and more all at the same time can be emotionally draining.
So, take a look at these five tips to reducing stress:
Take a pause, meditate
Meditation helps you train your mind to focus and redirect your thoughts towards more important things. Taking a pause daily to meditate will help you still the noise in your head as you seive out distractions and figure out exactly what is stressing you.
Meditating daily will also help you control anxiety, enhance self awareness, and as well promote emotional health.
Eat Healthy, Eat light
Eating the right foods, and eating them in light portions will also help to improve your mood and reduce stress. Overeating, or eating late at night will leave you feeling stressed, weak, and heavy. You might end up finding it difficult to carry on or lack the zeal to engage in any form of activity.
Relax in a bath tub: Take a warm shower, slowly and gently
We all shower for different reasons. To take a relaxing shower that will ease your stress and improve your mood, you can soak in your bath tub by sitting in warm water with the appropriate shower gels, play nice calming music to set the mood, sit in the tub for a while as you review and unclog all the troubles in your head.
If you dont have a tub, you can do same by slowly running the shower over your head, stay under the running water as you calm your nerves and slowly think happy thoughts. If you don’t have happy things to think about, fantasize. LOL.
Find a reason to laugh. Surround yourself with loved ones
Yea, you might not find anything amusing, but laughing is fun; laughing is healthy, and it is a good medicine for the body as they say.
According to health practitioners, laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease. Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain.
Take a break. Relax
It is also highly advisable for you to take a break when you feel stressed or overwhelmed. You can also change your environment. Taking a break helps you restrategize, refuel your energy and as well help you ensure your body doesnt break down.