No one is ever immune to stress, whether its office related problems, friends or family related problems, everyone feels stressed once in a while. Getting rid of stress is good for your mental as well as physical health. Stress should be properly treated and should be taken seriously as it has been linked to major illnesses such as heart disease, cancer, and depression.
Stress occurs when your tension level exceeds your energy level which is why you need to take a day off and relax completely. Dealing with it can be very hard and for that, you need to learn to apply a vacation mentality to your daily life so you can get back in your game.
We at 9hive have compiled some amazing tips that will certainly help you reach a state of blissful detachment.
Meditate. The ‘mental silence’ or meditation improves not just the mind but also your heart and body. It boosts mood and immunity and helps ease anxiety and depression. Sit up straight on the floor and think about any calming or peaceful moment to let out your stress. Try it for a few minutes. You’ll definitely feel better.
Sleep. You need to get enough sleep for at least seven to nine hours. Get to bed before midnight rather than staying up late and waking up late. That won’t help at all. Align your sleep schedule and follow it accordingly.
Exercise. Sweating releases toxins from your body which in turn can make you feel energetic. Physical activity reduces stress and anxiety levels so anything as little as 20 minutes can help. Try yoga or swimming whichever you feel is better.
Talk to a friend. At a time like this, you need more and more emotional support from a friend or family. Talking about a problem with someone releases tension and you feel better after sharing and knowing someone cares. It feels like someone else is present to share your burdens with you.
Give yourself a break. Don’t overburden or overload yourself with too much work or your studies. Allow yourself a break that involves only you. Sleep, go out and drink up. Everyone deserves to relax once in a while and so do you! Take good care of yourself and make yourself your priority.
Breathe. Deep-breathing exercises can help melt away the tension. Lie on your stomach, lift your upper body and inhale slowly through your nose, hold the breath for a few seconds, then exhale through your mouth, and repeat as needed. This helps prevent the short, shallow breaths that often accompany feelings of tension.
Get a massage. Massages help release tight muscles and a professional masseuse can help you loosen them. It also alleviates physical pain.
Keep a journal. Write out your feelings in a diary. Every day for an hour write out everything you feel, did or your plans for the next day. Anything. Writing a journal can really help us put things in perspective.
Music. Music has an emotional and a very deep link to our brain. It soothes our mind and body and gives a very relaxing effect. Classic or slow music works best.
Get a hobby. Make yourself busy with something you’re passionate about. Do something that you enjoy. Baking, dance, singing, racing, games anything that you like. Invest your time in things you love and you’ll see a change in yourself.