The most often used word you hear while you are stressed are ‘Don’t Get Stressed’, the most infuriating thing that someone could possibly be saying to an overly stressed person! It only states that your stress is born out of place, but the truth is that it is NOT. Instead, too much stress can lead to depression, and we all know how that ends.
Denying the fact that you are stressed is the worst thing you can do to yourself. It starts to manipulate your mind and body without you noticing it, and by the time you finally start to feel the symptoms of being depressed or over-stressed, it is too late to take a step backward! A headache, back pain, tiredness and many other sicknesses overcome your body, which is really bad for your health.
So, to prevent yourself from bearing all those painful moments, try these 7 swift ways that will help you and your body to de-stress in just a few moments.
1. DEEP BREATHING
Sit and relax for a few seconds! Then take deliberate and conscious deep breaths, with full capacity to fill your lungs, then exhaling completely with equal capacity. Do this 5-10 times and see the magic!
2. TIME OUT
Our mind and body are co-related, so when we are stressed out, they both couldn’t seem to function properly, though making you compromise your efforts and output and ultimately leading to more stress.
Take a break from whatever you are doing, working, cooking, cleaning, washing, anything! Just stop for a few minutes, give your body some time to release the pressure you’ve been giving it from so long.
3. WATCH CAT VIDEOS
Cats have always been known to be fun and playful buddies of humans, and nothing works better to de-stress than watching those funny cat videos that you can find all over the internet. Doing such activities tickles our funny bones that reduce the level of stress our body has been suffering from.
4. MOVE AROUND
If you have been sitting at one place for too long, that might also cause your body to go into stress mode. So, to release that pressure, take a walk or jump or dance or just stretch a little for a few minutes. Moving muscles of our body work better and keep up with our health.
Are you the artistic kind or the emotions bound kind of person? Doesn’t matter! Because penning down your thoughts is the best way to find the root of your stress. By writing things down, you are expressing your feelings not just on a paper but mirroring yourself to the truth. Write it, read it, crumple it and throw away! There, all your worries have been put to their right place.
6. DRINK HERBAL TEA
Herbs are very good for relaxing your mind and body, like chamomile, peppermint, and rose. The goal is to sit down and relax, be it any hot beverage that you choose to drink! Herbal tea works the best, but if you don’t have it, then you can simply sip a hot cup of everyday tea to cool down.
7. TALK TO A CLOSE FRIEND
The BEST remedy for our lovely ladies out there! Pick up that phone and call your friend, who has always been there by your side. Vent out everything that’s bothering your and set your mind free from that dreadful burden you’ve been carrying for so long.