Do you want to reduce stress?

By Galina Yanchova

Are you feeling that you are experiencing a lot of stress? Are you feeling like there is nothing you can do about it? Let’s admit it, life can be stressful, but we can learn to make it less stressful.

Sleep is a crucial part of our natural life cycle. A good night’s sleep is what makes the next day a good day.

According to the US National Library of Medicine, losing sleep can have negative effects such as:

  • Loss of productivity
  • Injuries
  • Decaying physical health
  • Mental disorders

Sleep deprivation affects physical health. Your happiness and soundness of mind also gain when you’re rested. In recent years a lot of studies was made on how insomnia affects one’s mental health.

Sleeping More Means Better Mental Health

Everyone encounters stress no matter the job position, home situation, or social circumstance.

When you’re too tired, hungry, you’re more susceptible to the effects of stress.

Eat Nutritional Food

Take the time to learn about nutrition and foods that improve your body. While it is not something that many people think about, the food you eat has an effect on how you deal with stress.

Treat Yourself

Many forget about pampering yourself by going to the spa, getting a massage, or eating at a nice restaurant. Sometimes just doing something you want helps alleviate built up stress such as going to the movies, concert, or whatever it means for you.

Change Your Perspective

I know it is not easy, you can look at things from a more optimistic point of view. As difficult as it sounds, it is possible to change your perspective on situations.

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Exercising is powerful for both your body and mind. When your body releases endorphins, it increases a positive feeling in your body and reduces your perception of pain, you boost your self-esteem. Go for a walk…

 

Practice Breathing Exercises

First physical sensations of stress on your body is a change in breathing. Start the exercise by simply breathing slowly on a four-count. The longer you do so, the greater you’ll feel the release of stress.

Explore New Hobbies for Creative Outlets

While emotional stability is important, many people don’t consider it until there is a problem. Creative hobbies are a great way of reducing stress levels. Creative activities raise a person’s mood as well. Sometimes drawing or singing can elevate your energy level.

Depending on the situation, you will have a different amount of time to work on the activity. Find enough time to relax and unwind while expressing your creative side.

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