Are you feeling weighed down by everything at the moment?
Would you like to know some quick and easy ways to reduce stress with ease?
Then you’ve come to the right place!
Stress is a very common occurrence in our modern lifestyles. Whether its getting the kids up for school, dressed and out of the door on time, or getting stuck in a traffic jam on the way to work, stress is something that we all experience on a daily basis.
So how do you resolve this, luckily for you there are many simple things that you can do to relieve the symptoms of stress, and also many ways to stop it from happening in the first place!
Have a healthy Lifestyle
One of the great ways to reduce stress, simply exercising for half an hour a day, eating nutritious, good foods and drinking plenty of water can all have a massive impact on your energy levels.
Making sure you get enough sleep is also key to a healthy lifestyle, as tiredness causes you to think irrationally and therefore creates stress! 7-9 hours each night is more than enough.
Find time to relax and unwind
We are all guilty of not doing this, how many of you have said “I’ve got too much on at the moment”, or “maybe next week” to your friends and family? I bet all of you have at some point!
Finding time to go to the cinema with friends, or to simply listen to some music or curl up with your favourite book from time-to-time, you’ll be amazed at how effective this is.
Tackle that to-do list!
Ignoring things that need to be addressed or resolved is the same as burying your head in the sand!
Sit down with a cup of tea, take pen to paper and write down all things big or small that need doing, and set about organising an action plan to get the most important things done first, and then the less important things done after that.
Think of it as taking all of the worries out of your head and putting them onto paper. Now you can’t forget anything, and you’ve made plenty of space in your head to give yourself room to think and get things sorted!
Ways to reduce stress – Things not to do
- Use alcohol to cope with stress
- Drink excessive amounts of caffeine
- Sleep too much
- Take out stress on others
- Avoid the issue
- Worry about unimportant things
I hope you have found these ways to reduce stress interesting, and that it can help you in some way to improve the stress levels in your life!
Until next time my friends, take a deep breath and relax!