Five Stress Management Tips That Will Help You Get Through Your Day
Get Proper Sleep
This is an oldy, but goody. As we all know, sleep helps heal the mind and body, and getting good rest is not only essential to staying healthy, but it is also essential to help you deal with stress. If you want to know more about the science of sleep and health, check out this article.
Yoga Can Help Relieve Stress too
Yoga combines physical stretching with controlled breathing and meditation, and it can help reduce stress. If you have never tried yoga before, then why not give it a shot and see if it can work for you? Yoga is also known to help relieve certain symptoms of anxiety. Attending yoga classes can also be a great way to meet new people and make new friends!
If you are trying to relax and get your mind wrapped around a stressful situation, then it might be time to try some breathing techniques that are known to help lower your blood pressure and clear your mind. There are multiple breathing exercises you can find on the internet, but for right now we are going to discuss the 4-7-8 breathing technique.
- Put one hand on your stomach and one hand on your chest.
- Take a deep breath from your stomach and silently count to four as you breathe in.
- Hold your breath while counting to seven.
- Breathe out completely while counting to eight.
Try Avoiding Caffeine
Since caffeine is a stimulate it often times “hypes” you up, which can exasperate your emotions, which means it has the potential to “stress” you out more. Stimulants increase your heart rate which can also cause elevated blood pressure. Increased blood pressure also lead some people to experience hyperexcitibility, or hyper irritability. This is also true for those of you who smoke, or you other products containing nicotine.
Get Out and Get Some Exercise
Exercising can release endorphins, and for those of you who don’t know, endorphins are the chemicals in our brain that can cause us to experience euphoria (happiness). Besides being able to help you reduce stress, exercise is important for staying healthy, and staying in shape. If you don’t like running, or going to the gym, try going for a walk instead. We challenge you to try these stress management tips for the next thirty days and let us know how you feel!