You cannot escape from it so learn to live with it and manage your stress level. Here are some simple yet effective tips to help you harness rising stress and live peacefully.
In recent times stress has become a malady straddling people of all walks of life and all age groups. Great expectations and tensions of coping up with challenging times and circumstances adversely affect both the mental and physical wellness of an individual.
Do you remember the last time you felt reading your favorite book or stood in your balcony to watch the world go by? Do you often remind yourself about that one fortunate day you will pick up the paint brush and paint a sunset or the day when you will start swimming? Well, our guess is a ‘BIG NO’. Stress has shrouded everything and gone are the times when you had adequate time for yourself and your family. That good old world has ceased to exist.
Ways to Reduce Stress:
The first step in managing stress is to identify your stress level and the effects it is causing on your health. If stress is draining you and extracting away all the enthusiasm, remember this is the time for you to learn to manage it without a second thought. Do not let stress creep in your life and damage it forever.
Relaxation is a tonic for perturbed brains. Include relaxation in your daily schedule. Spend some time in activities like reading, mediating, etc to relax your mind. This is a great way to restore the depreciating energy.
E – Exercise:
Physical exercises are imperative to keep your body in shape. The age old saying-“Use it or Lose it”, stands absolutely correct. Being physically agile and fit is mandatory for being healthy. It is rightly said- A sound mind dwells in a healthy body, so keep yourself fit an d live healthy.
Sleep is like a balm for exhausted and stressed souls. A sound proper sleep revitalizes mind and soul and energizes you with vitality and life. Make sure you have 6-8 hours of adequate sleep. Avoid consuming heavy food, caffeine, etc. in night hours as they hamper proper sleep.
Do not watch television before retiring to bed and it is good to have a glass of warm milk for a blissful slumber.
Good time management is effective in keeping unnecessary stress at bay. Organize your routine schedule and keep things in order to avoid falling in stressful situations. Prioritize your work and do accordingly.
Have a positive attitude and empower yourself. Positivity adds to your confidence and makes you internally powerful and strong. Someone has aptly said, “Life is 10 per cent what happens to you and 90 per cent how you react to it.”
Whatever you eat reflects on your health. Be careful about your diet and make a diet chart to simplify the process. Leave the unhealthy food items such as caffeine, sugar and other beverages and switch to healthy items such as vegetables and fruits. Incorporate salads and juices in your diet and minimize your stress levels.
Finally it can be said that stress is good in small doses to bring out the best in you but as too much of anything is injurious to health. So, excess of stress is detrimental for your wellness and health. Laugh a while spend some time in solitude and sleep properly to keep your stress level under control.
Live a healthy and peaceful life after all life is for once so live happy!