10 Tips To Reduce Stress
There are also many ways to reduce stress, and the causes of it. Here are 10 easy tips to help relieve some of the extra stress that occurs around this time of year.
1. Exercise Daily
It’s easier said than done, especially if you have a busy schedule. But exercising can help reduce stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline; the body’s natural pain killer and mood elevator. Even if it’s a brisk walk, or taking the stairs versus the elevator, make sure you’re doing some kind of exercise each day to get your blood flowing and your heart rate up.
2. Don’t Compromise On Sleep
Your body will be more stressed and forced to operate at less than its full potential when you don’t have proper sleep. Sleep is a crucial time for your body to repair itself. Any amount less than 8 hours a night will only do your body and mind more harm than good.
3. Eat A Balanced Diet
When it comes to dealing with stress, nutrition is key and therefore a balanced diet. To keep going at your full potential and replenish energy levels, a healthy diet is essential.
4. Make Time To Relax
Take the time to unwind from the day when you get home from work. Try reading a book or relax in a hot bath and try not to think about anything work related.
5. Say No More Often
Sometimes we take on more than we can handle, and it’s perfectly okay to say no when you feel you don’t have the time to do a task for someone else.
6. Make A To-Do List
When you think about all that you need to do in a day, you can feel overwhelmed and stressed. Prioritize the jobs in terms of urgency, and start from the top, completing all the most important jobs earlier in the day. Evaluate what jobs can wait for another day, and what jobs need to be completed today. Having a list to refer to, and tick off, will make you feel more in control of the tasks ahead, and reduce your stress levels.
7. Get A Facial
It’s important to take care of your skin when you’re feeling stressed as well as maintaining a regular skincare regimen. Also, treating your skin and yourself to a facial treatment is very beneficial in relieving stress. In addition to relieving stressed skin, a facial treatment will give you time to relax. Thrive Skin + Wellness offer an anti-aging calming treatment which is perfect for helping you to de-stress.
8. Spend Time With Family and Friends
Have lunch with friends, check in with loved ones to see how their day has been, or call a relative you haven’t chatted with in a while. It’s important not to lose sight of what’s important in life when you’re feeling stressed.
9. Turn Off Technology 30 Minutes Before Bedtime
We can squander away many hours on social media, or binge-watching a TV series, but neither is productive, and can cause feeling of guilt related to stress. Switching off all technology will allow you to focus on tomorrow, and make the most of your remaining evening before bedtime.
10. Write A Gratitude List
Many times when we’re stressed, what we think are problems are actually quite trivial. Write a list of 3 or 4 things in the morning that you’re grateful for. When you’re feeling stressed, take a look at your list and you’ll be surprised how your mindset changes when it comes to feeling stressed.
Wrapping It Up
There are three fundamentals to energy that we included in our 10 tips above. Getting enough sleep, eating healthy and exercising daily. These things are probably very obvious, but when you manage these three areas in a good way in practice then that makes a huge difference for your mood, energy, outlook of life and how well you can handle stress.