Stress, 7 Ways You Can Reduce It Daily.
Stress is an immediate cause for concern, and the number of people suffering is increasing day by day at an alarming rate. More people are suffering from depression today than any other time in history. It is easy to blame the situation to the increasing pressures of life in society but shifting blame does not help to resolve the situation. Here are 7 ways to help you cope with stress so that you don’t become part of the statistics.
Exercise. Exercise. You might have heard this before but not taken it with the seriousness it deserves. Exercise is without a doubt the best way to help you deal with stress. You don’t need an hour of workout. A simple 15 or 20 minutes can do you some real good. How does exercise reduce your daily stress?
- Lowers the stress hormones in your body
- Improves the quality of your sleep
- Helps you to feel more confident
Find out more about how exercise can help you overcome your stress in our Anxiety and Exercise Blog.
Supplements can help complement your exercise plan. There are a variety of supplements that have been determined to help in reducing stress and anxiety. For example, lemon balm, ashwagandha, green tea and kava kava.
Lower your caffeine intake
Caffeine is a stimulant and can increase your anxiety. In moderation, coffee can be good for you. However, people have different tolerance levels for caffeine. If you find that you are having more anxiety and getting jittery when you take caffeine, then it is better you keep to a very minimal intake amount. Taking too much caffeine can cause you anxiety and stress so watch how much coffee you are taking.
If you have written in journal before then you know how good it makes you feel once you are done. Writing is a good form of therapy to get whatever stressful situation you are facing out of your system. You can write down either what is causing you stress or what you are grateful about.
Find out more benefits to getting your day down on paper right here.
Spend time with family and friends
Staying in the company of the people you love and who love you can reduce your stress levels. Social support can get through stressful situations. When you have a social network, you have a sense of belonging and self-worth which helps you in tough situations. Spend your evenings with family and friends. It will do you some good.
Laughter is good for the soul. You need to keep laughing because it is hard to feel anxious when you are laughing. It helps to relive your stress response and tension by relaxing your muscles. In addition, it helps to improve your mood. When you cannot find it in yourself to laugh, watch a funny video or hang out with friends who make you laugh.
Listen to music
They say music is food to the soul and this has some truth to it. Soothing music has a very relaxing effect and no wonder crying babies often calm down in the presence of some soothing music. Listen to calm music like classical music.
Don’t allow daily stress to bog you down. Get your fitness game going and find some social support.
If you are suffering with Gym Anxiety, which has become a very prevalent issue in today’s society. Then make sure you check out Braww’s Blog on dealing with Anxiety in the Gym environment.