How many times do you think about your mental health? How many times in a day do you stop thinking and start to relax? Not even once right?
We as human beings tend to believe that, one stressful situation can’t affect our mental wellbeing. But, we never realize how much we keep adding to that list until we start facing the consequences.
Stress is a tense process that occurs when a person is unable to cope physically and emotionally with any threat they perceive and negatively affects their daily life.
Do you remember how many times you feel stressed out today? Which situations disclose stress in your life? Being late for work, failing in the exam, breaking up with your partner, or just not knowing what to do with your life…
Unfortunately, life isn’t a bed of roses, and panic, stress, fear are normal parts of life and how we get along constructively with those challenges can lead us to success and fulfillment.
You can’t escape from negative feelings but you can handle stressful situations. Do you know how to do? If the answer is “No!”, these 7 ways to manage stress will be your guide.
So, let’s get started!
You really need to, especially under stressful circumstances, we forget to breathe. We feel so stuck and even close our bodies to fresh air. Just wait a moment and remind yourself to breathe.
Fresh air balances blood pressure and opens the locked channels of the body. Take a deep breath now. Inhale, exhale… Isn’t it better already?
It’s good to be patient sometimes. We need time to process situations. Waiting between 30 seconds to 5 minutes helps different parts of our body to synchronize.
This is neurologically and psychologically necessary because emotions come from different places and our logical brain needs time to interpret them. So no matter where you are, give yourself at least 30 seconds to take a few deep breaths and evaluate the situation.
Hydration is important, my friend. Our skins require intense hydration, which means your body completely functions on water. So, why not use it to relieve ourselves in different situations?
Go to the bathroom and splash cold water on your face as you do in the morning. This will make you feel awake. And then, drink a cup of water to relieve your body.
You opened the locked channels with deep breaths now you cleaned up those channels with water from inside and outside. Where did stress go?
Have you had enough sleep? Did you sleep well last night? Ditching late-night Netflix for the precious 8hrs of sleep is okay. Sleeping less or not sleeping well directly affects our current emotional state. It makes us more sensitive or even depressed.
Imagine, you wake up exhausted because you couldn’t sleep well, and you go into a bakery shop to get a muffin for the breakfast, but someone jumps the queue. How would you react? Would you react the same way if you wake up delighted? Most of the time situations are just the same, the way we react makes them different.
Quality sleep is fundamental to good health and a positive mind. Make sure you’ll have a good night’s sleep tonight.
As the saying goes, “Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, dinner like a pauper.”
There are several eating habits but balancing healthy fats, protein, carbohydrates is the key. Take an objective look at your eating situation. When you are stressed, do you eat more or less than usual?
Human bodies appreciate stability and perform better. Including eating habits and sleeping time.
We all agree that going for a walk reduces stress, don’t we? Movements and some light sports distract us and help to figure out new perspectives.
Feel the wind on your skin, smell nature, listen to your favorite music, and walk. Leave the stress behind.
Sweating ain’t that bad, my friend. Acceleration of the cardiovascular system engages all the hormones and the neural chemicals in our bodies and keeps us in a healthy and steady-state. Exercises are considered vital for maintaining mental fitness.
Even a 7-minute workout can be a good start if you keep doing it every day. Healthy life brings you a healthy mind!
Apply the first 3 steps, when you have a high level of stress in a short time. For reducing stress effects in a long term, you have to follow the list and apply each of them to your daily life.
If you believe in yourself, anything is possible.
Each person has a different personality and background. You might need more than our 7 steps guideline for your story, just schedule a free action call and let us help you in your journey.
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