How to Stay Stress Free
Happy Monday folks!
How’s your day going? Last night I visited one of my friends and observed that her daughter was a little low. She is quite chirpy and hyper usually so I instantly noticed the change. While having a conversation over tea, I discovered that she was stressed due to her school project. Yeah, stressed. From a kindergarten student to a retired worker, we hear the word ‘stress’ or ‘tension’ a little too often. It has become a thing now. The world is surely a rat race and we suffer and sacrifice while chasing our dreams but that doesn’t mean we give up our health and happiness along the way. I strongly advocate that we can control our bodies, our minds, our lives. Stress, too, can be dealt with. All it needs is some change in your habits and attitude and you’ll be set. In today’s post, I’ll share some of the stress busters with you that can help you keep your worries at bay. Let’s get started, shall we?
First thing first.
Fix your routine. I know having a routine can be monotonous but it is way better than having no routine at all. People who lurk around without having an agenda for the day are most likely to be the victim of stress. Once this monster takes over, it leads to other problems like eating disorders and so on and so forth. So make a move, put yourself together and get in a routine. This will help you sort out your day and eventually relieve you from unnecessary stress.
Keep a close check on your habits.
What you eat, when you eat, when you sleep and how much time you spend watching TV or surfing online. Remember, excess of everything is bad. Eating healthy, getting enough sleep, waking up relatively earlier and dividing your time for other activities will have a profound impact on your body and mind. Once your mind and body are in harmony, you are less likely to feel stressed.
I mean I don’t even need to go in detail to explain the benefits of exercise. Numerous researches have linked exercising to reduced stress level. If you don’t have the time to make it to the gym, don’t worry. There are plenty of easy workouts that you can do at home. Spare some time from your busy schedule and sweat. It will release toxins from your body and you’ll feel lighter. If you can workout at the start of your day, bingo! If not, do it at the time that suits you. But please, do it. You’ll be doing your body and mind a great favor.
Make a check list of the tasks that you have to do during the day and cross them one by one as you go by. Yes cross them out. It will help you go on without losing your cool and you’ll feel content. Don’t multitask. Becoming jack of all trades won’t do you any good. It will only make things messier for you and ultimately drain you. Focusing on too many things at the same time will distract you and you probably won’t be able to finish one thing the way it is supposed to be done. Never, I repeat, never fall in this trap.
Take small breaks.
Do you freak out on a crazy day at work because there’s too much that needs to be done? If yes, then you’re not alone in this. We all know the struggle. The best way to deal with this is to start with an open mind. Once you finish a particular task, get up from your seat and go out in the fresh air. Take deep breaths and let the atmosphere soak in. Notice your deep breathing. Inhale through your nostrils and exhale through your mouth. Drink a glass of water or have tea and come back to your work station. It’s tried and tested. You’ll be able to start with greater energy and positivity. Once you have your shit together, you’ll be less stressed.
Pamper yourself. Taking some time out for yourself and doing something which makes you feel good will also reduce your stress. Go to spa if you can. Make regular visits to your salon and get a beauty treatment done. File your nails. Get a massage. You’ll be amazed to see the therapeutic effects of these small things on your mind (and body, obviously). Don’t take yourself for granted. Once you feel good about yourself, those bad vibes are less likely to bring you down.
Take a chill pill.
Just relax, generally. Confront your problems and convince yourself that you got this. Things will keep on happening and some of them are beyond your control. Fretting over such things is useless. It will cause you unnecessary agony and pain. Don’t buy that. Have a positive attitude and eliminate negativity from your life. Don’t let others’ opinions put you down. Never procrastinate. Free your mind from self-made tensions. Bottom line, chillax!
That’s all for today, dearies. Promise me that you’ll try to adopt some of these habits (thumbs up if you already do). Don’t forget to share your tried-and-tested stress fighting therapies with me (you know where I’ll be). Stay happy, stay chill. Until next time.