Stress is real and is now part of our everyday life. It can be workplace stress or stress over personal issues that may seem insurmountable.
Before we go ahead with finding solutions, let’s understand what really is stress? 🧐
Anything that disturbs you from your healthy state (homeostasis) is stress. A stressor need not be just mental in nature, it can be physical, hormonal, digestive or even environmental. It means an aching knee joint is also a stress, a viral infection is also stress as also a heavy meal. Think of stress as stress on your heart and not just on your brain.
Now, let’s take a look at the solutions to help you manage stress better.
🛌 Catch a good night’s sleep
“Sleep is your Superpower,” says renowned sleep expert Dr. Mathew Walker. Sleep is our natural distressing cycle that cleanses the toxins produced in the day, recover all kinds of cell damages, fight infection and to restore the hormonal balance.
🍎 Switch to a healthy diet
An unhealthy meal can at times get as stressful as quarterly review meeting with the boss. Listen to your “gut” and ever hardworking “heart” if you have any doubts. Healthy diet leads to easier digestion, improves metabolism and stablises sleep giving multi-folds benefits and thus reducing stress. Next time you’re stess eating, keep it in the back of the mind it’s actually going to worsen the stress.
Nothing relaxes better than an early morning stroll in the woods, hearing the birds sings and feeling the cool breeze on the forehead with gently warming sun. Walking is one of the least strenuous forms of exercise, and also one of the healthiest. Walking helps with many bodily functions like good sleep, digestion, reduced cholesterol levels, controls blood sugar and decreases stress.
🧘♂️ Meditate daily
Meditation is about letting go of stress and tension and bringing the mind and body into a state of calm and stillness; re-awakening a wonderful state of well-being.
When practised daily, meditation can help manage residual stress. Practised correctly, it can be an effective stress-management tool that trains the mind to respond and not react to situations. It helps to build our emotional resilience and capacitates us to manage stress more effectively.
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Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.