WAYS TO RELIEVE STRESS
It is often been said that no pain, no gain, hence in a world where people have to work hard and survive, stress is therefore inevitable. As a student for instance, you need to read, go for lectures, do assessment, go for group discussion, prepare hard for test or Examination some alongside all this still engage themselves in one business or the other just to earn a proper leaving. Aside that, people these days don’t depend on one means of income, they invest in other things and try to see to it that it works out well. As a married person, you also face through some stress then as a single person who is of marriageable age you also face through some stress. Stress can be seen as a feeling of emotional or physical tension. This may be as a result of an event or thought that makes you feel angry, depressed, frustrated, sad or even nervous. Stress can also be one’s body’s reaction to a challenge or demand. Therefore, stress can come from different angles. So how then does one relieve stress in a stressful world of today? Below are tops on how to relieve stress.
Drink Water or Beverages and Eat well
Staying in a good hydrated status can keep your stress levels down this is because water acts a lubricant around your muscle and joints which helps prevent against cramping, allowing you to work out harder and longer. Some people don’t like drinking water that is not cold at all, hence for you to stay hydrated, it is advised you add some ice-cubes inside the water. Also, beverages such as green tea and or fruits can help reduce stress. Note: it is not advisable for a stressed person to take beverages with caffeine or gassy or acidic drink when one is stressed. In addition, good food helps to relieve stress a lot. It is obvious that when we are stressed or overwhelmed with stress, we tend to forget to eat well. Hence it is encouraged that we eat well when stressed. Food such as; fatty fish, blueberries, avocado, nuts, snacks, oatmeal, Vegetables can help so much in a stressful situation. Note: always avoid too much sugary snacks and drinks when stressed.
Listen to Music
Music is said to be a medicine to the wounded soul, music to many is a food for the hungry. The role of music to people’s lives cannot be over emphasis. It is recommended medically that whenever one is feeling overwhelmed by a stressful circumstance one should take a break and listen to music. Notwithstanding, there are some music that can be of help. For instance, playing calm music has a positive effect on the brain and body, can lower blood pressure, and reduce cortisol, a hormone linked to stress. It is therefore advised that one should listen to classical music; especially the slow quiet ones, Light Jazz and Native American music. But if you aren’t a fan of this music, you could play sometime else that will make you relax and stress-relieved.
Talk it out with a Friend or Yourself
Nobody is an Island, you shouldn’t live in a world of isolation, there should be at least a friend or two that you can talk to and will give you a listening ear. Someone that can advise you with words of comfort and that is why it is good you choose your friends rightly. Therefore, when stressed, pick your phone, call a friend and talk about what is disturbing you or visit w friend or hangout with a friend or two. To have a healthy lifestyle, good friends and loved ones are very Paramount most especially when you are passing through a whole lot of stress. On the other hands, calling a friend might not be an option. You could also try calling a friend and the person number won’t go through, you may try checking up a friend to discuss about your worries and your friend won’t be around, so what then will you do? You talk to yourself, you could face a mirror and speak words of encouragement to yourself, tell yourself that this is just a phase of life and it will pass away soon. Tell yourself that you can do it and just face the reality of life.
Laugh it off
Laughter helps relax the whole body. When we laugh genuinely, we get relieved physically leaving our muscles relaxed. Laughter can bring about feelings of being uplifted. Also, laughing tricks your nervous system into making you happy. So, when feeling stressed, take a break, look for something that will make you laugh, you can watch comedy skits, attend comedy shows, hangout with friends that are funny or just try to find something that will make you laugh out your stress.
Exercising your Body or Going for Yoga Classes
Exercise generally is very good for the body, Yoga Anastasia is of great important to the body as it helps the body, mind and breathing. Yoga can help reduce stress because it promotes relaxation, which is could be seen as the opposite of stress. Exercising the body doesn’t mean going to gym and lifting some heavy stuff. It doesn’t mean going for a marathon race and the likes. A walk around your environment, dancing and some little exercise can do. Also, there are over twenty Yoga poses that can help reduce stress, they are but not limited to; Sukhasana (Easy pose), Ananda Balasana (Happy baby pose), Paschimottanasana (Seated forward bend), Bridge pose: Setu Bandha Sarvangasana, Uttanasana (Standing forward bend), Balasana (Child’s pose) etcetera. Exercise and yoga poses are very good ways of relieving stress as they involve moving one’s body and getting the blood moving releases endorphins and can improve your mood almost instantaneously.
Lack of sleep can cause stress although, stress can also make one not to feel sleepy Lack of sleep is a vicious cycle that causes the brain and body to get out of whack and only gets worse with time. So it is advised to always try as much as possible to sleep well to reduce stress. Go to bed on time, and if sleep is not forth coming, relax your mind and thing of those happy moments of your life and you will sure get some sleep. You can also take a deep breath as you are lying down on your bed
as deep breathing oxygenates your blood and helps center your body, and clears your mind.
Stress is natural but it could be very dangerous of not managed as it could lead to worst health challenge. Depression can occur and a whole lot of negative thoughts can cripple inside one’s mind. Remember that that situation then is just for a while. You can try out a better way to relieve yourself from that stress. What works for A may not work for B so discover what will help you to get relieved of your stress and put it into practice.