How To Relieve Stress

24th August 2016
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Life is full of stress and as we all know, too much stress can take a toll on your health. You need to give yourself time to relax and de-stress the stress away.

Here is how to relieve stress and relax.

how to reduce stress

1. Know What Stresses

Identify what stresses you, is it the kids screaming at you, are you constantly late at work, are your bills piling up on you.

Knowing your stressors will help you to see how you react to them and how they affect you and the people around you.

Once you start to notice what stresses you you can start to work on them finding ways to reduce or eliminate the stress.

Of course, some stressors can be totally eliminated for examples your screaming kids you have to work with them and find out why they are screaming maybe they just want your attention.

Read More: 5 Common Triggers or Causes of Stress In Your Life

2. Exercise

Exercising regularly is very important for your well being. It’s promotes relaxation of the mind and the body which is good for stress.

Exercises don’t have to be high intensity even a daily 30minites walk about around your neighbourhood will help to clear your mind. Other low impact exercises you can try out include, swimming, cycling, yoga and a bit of jogging.

Read More :   20 Benefits of Exercising Regularly

3. Get Enough Sleep

Make sure you get enough sleep each night. The right amount of sleep is a good positive force thing as it helps you work up in a good mood, eager to start your day. When you are sleeping your body will be repairing itself.  

At times if you are too stressed it can be difficult to fall asleep. There are different things you can try to get enough sleep. Read More: Can’t Sleep? 10 Reasons Why You Are Not Sleeping At Night

4. Take A Deep Breath

Stress can cause your breath to become fast and irregular this affects the way your heart pumps that’s how stress is linked to high blood pressure.

Practicing taking deep breathing helps to increase the amount of oxygen in your blood as a result of this you will slow down your heart rate lowering your blood pressure.

5. Find Some Quiet Time Alone

Try to find some quiet time alone in the morning and in the evening to relax treat this as your own chillaxing time.

During this time when you’re alone and there is less noise around your surroundings. You can read a book,  go for a walk, sit down in the park,  meditate, or simply sit quietly

Finally  

Stress affects you in many ways it is important to find ways to relieve stress in your life. I do hope you will try out some the ways mentioned in this post to help you to relax and destress your life.

Over to you…

What do you do to de-stress and relax?

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