Stress, It seems to be a part of our everyday life. It can be workplace stress or stress over personal issues that may seem insurmountable. The solution lies in skilfully managing stress and building your emotional resilience. Psychologists recommend the following tips to manage stress in everyday life.

Eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly and get plenty of sleep: There is an important link between mind, body and our sleep patterns that we may not always be aware of in our everyday life. Eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly and getting plenty of sleep can reduce your stress levels substantially. Incorporate a daily fitness regime and follow a diet that is best suited for you. Work with your dietitian to arrive at a plan that will help you work towards your health goals. Upholding discipline and good habits can help you stay motivated despite as you walk towards a road to a healthier you.

Pursue your hobbies: Whether it’s reading your favorite author in your free time or listening to your favorite genre of music, or simply painting your old wine bottle and transforming it into a piece of art; pursuing a hobby that you like can help you relax and unwind.

Foster healthy friendships: Sometimes there is nothing more rewarding than spending time with your friends. Fostering healthy relationships is key to leading a stress-free life. Whether it’s going to your favorite park for a stroll with your friend, cooking your favorite recipe together, or simply pouring your heart out, spending time with friends and family can improve your quality of life. Sometimes, all we need is a good friend!

Volunteer in your community: Volunteering with your local community can act as a great stress buster. Start with choosing a cause you really care about. Whether it’s empowering women in your community or caring for the aged, follow your heart and do whatever little you can to help the cause. Helping others is a great way to heal ourselves.

Seek professional counseling when needed: While day-to-day stress is considered normal, chronic stress can affect your physical and mental well-being. Chronic stress is defined by experts as an individual’s response to psychological pressure experienced over a prolonged period in which an individual perceives they have little or no control. If you are experiencing stress for a prolonged period of time, it is important to seek professional counseling.

Meditate to reduce stress levels: Mindful meditation can help manage stress as also better prepare us to respond to stressful situations. Several studies bear testimony to the fact that meditation can be an effective stress-management tool which trains the mind to be open and less reactive. With daily practice, it builds our emotional resilience and capacitates us to manage stress more effectively.

Dozee helps you measure stress levels

Dozee’s all-new meditation feature allows us to experience sound therapy along with breathing and heart bio-feedback. A healthcare innovation designed to empower users to understand the workings of the mind and the body, Dozee lets you quantify the levels of stress using an important health parameter — Heart Rate Variability (HRV).

Put in simple terms, HRV indicates the variation in time intervals between heartbeats which can be triggered by external factors. It provides a direct link to your autonomic nervous system — the control center of involuntary bodily processes. The autonomic nervous system is further divided into the sympathetic and the parasympathetic nervous system.

In recent years, HRV has been used by medical practitioners to quantify the levels of stress, both mental and physical. Research testifies that it is possible to measure mental stress using the sympathetic nervous system activity, and physical stress using the parasympathetic nervous system.

The key to emotional health is learning to manage stress through simple changes in our everyday life. To know more about how to manage stress with Dozee, contact us at contact@dozee.io.

Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment. Dozee is not a medical device. It is not designed or intended for use in diagnosis, prevention or cure of any disorder or illness.