Does your job have you bummed out? Maybe you’re stressed about domestic issues? Getting through a normal, average day can be a chore if your stress levels are running high. Feeling stressed can increase the risk of getting sick. If you’re wracked with worry and anxiety you can’t enjoy any aspect of your life. Some mistakenly believe living with stress is normal. If you study folks who are calm, confident and at peace you may find a few important clues to their happiness.
Following a few simple tips can help you de-stress quickly.
I don’t mean walking to the water cooler in the office. That doesn’t count. Run, walk or jog for 30 minutes a day, 5 days or more each week to lower your stress levels. Exercising regularly improves your cardiovascular health, keeps your weight in check and boosts your mood. Walk to the local store. Put away your car keys. Use the steps at your office. Stop taking the elevator. Find ways to burn a few more calories each day.
Consider swimming, rollerblading or basketball if you want to ease stress levels from a creative space. Exercise may feel boring after a while but changing up your routine can help you burn calories and stress at the same time.
The very act of socializing can lessen your stress and reduce your anxiety. Hang out with family and friends. Meet new friends by heading out each weekend. Spend time connecting with like-minded people to forget your worries and to focus on the treasure of having good friends. Like-minded folks can support you, inspire you and lift your spirits when you’re feeling stressed. Doing this regularly helps you raise your vibration will kills your stresses.
Get a Massage
Hitting the massage table can help you feel relaxed immediately. Imagine a therapist working you over with a deep tissue massage. Get a massage regularly to lower your stress levels. You can find good spas either online or offline. Ask around for referrals. Work your friend and family network to see if you have a top shelf spa in town. Go to spa at least a few times every couple of months. Treat yourself. You deserve it! Getting massages also helps to ease tension in your body, in your mind and improves your overall health and wellness.
Get Enough Sleep
Not getting enough sleep is a leading cause of stress. Sleep for at least 7 to 8 hours each night. Go to bed at the same time and wake at the same hour to program your body. Don’t drink soda or coffee before bed. Cut out all caffeine from the late afternoon on to rid your body of stimulants. Exercising regularly and waking at an early hour will help you get enough sleep. When you’re sleeping your body is able to rest and recover. Allow for these extended mending sessions by sleeping adequately each and every night.
Meditating regularly eases stress levels and promotes peace of mind. Sit in a quiet spot. Focus on your breathing. If your attention drifts note the object of your focus and move your concentration back to your breathing. Start with 5 minutes of meditating. Bump up your sessions to 30 minutes daily to reduce worry and anxiety.