Stress can be defined as the feeling of being under intense emotional or mental pressure. When a person is unable to cope with pressure, it becomes stress. Different people have different ways of reacting to stressful situations; a stressful situation to a particular person could be a motivation to another one. Stress and anxiety are experiences that every person goes through and there are various ways for managing them:
- Taking deep breaths has been known to have calming effects on a person’s emotions, but recent studies by scientists have discovered that it can also relax your brain.
- The second useful way is by exercising. People who exercise regularly have lower probabilities of experiencing stress than people who do not exercise. Exercising reduces the stress hormones in your body, such as cortisol, and aids in the release of endorphins that improve a person’s mood. Exercising also helps in improving the quality of your sleep, which can be negatively affected by anxiety and stress. Jogging, walking, dancing, hiking, and yoga are some of the exercises that can help us relieve stress.
- Various supplements are now used for anxiety and stress reduction. Lemon balm, for example, has been studied for its effects in stress-relief. Reishi Gold tincture is another example; Reishi is one of the most powerful adaptogens available and it helps the body to increase resistance to stress.
- Spending time with family and friends can also ease stress. It gives us a sense of self-worth and belonging. People with fewer social connections are more likely to suffer from anxiety and depression.
- Learn to avoid procrastination and stay on top of your priorities. Procrastination makes you act reactively, which leaves you scrambling to catch up and results in stress. Be organized and set yourself realistic deadlines.
- Laughing out loud lightens the mental load, it boosts endorphins, the brain chemicals that help improve your mood. Additionally, it reduces cortisol, the stress hormone. It is hard to be anxious when you are laughing.
- Take time to listen to soothing music. Research indicates that listening to soothing music can reduce heart rate, blood pressure, and anxiety. A playlist of soothing songs or sounds of nature – such as birds chirping, the ocean, or a bubbling brook – allows your mind to focus on various sounds. You can also rock out to more upbeat tunes and sing along loudly.
If natural remedies do not affect your stress, you may also seek professional help. Licensed therapists can evaluate your case and offer counseling services to help you manage your stress. Therapy can be helpful as it enables you to work through your problems by talking them over and developing individual solutions specifically for your case.
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