Stress is something we all experience. Stress is the number one enemy of Americans these days. Take a look around at everyone. Worried about making that green traffic light to get to work on time. Or stressing over little things that people won’t even remember a year from now.
We are all busy running this “Rat Race”. And no one wants to admit just how stressed out they are in it all. However, if you feel like you are feeling stressed more regularly, you need to make some changes. Just simple little changes can make all the difference.
A lot of people assume that a drastic overhaul of their life is required. No way, man. Small changes can go a very long way. They add up quickly and over time become life-saving, stress-relieving habits.
I have found a few different ways to help lower my stress levels. I want to share them with you. Here are six simple things you can add to your day that should make to your life managing stress more effectively.
Keep a journal
I have talked about keeping a journal a few time. Journaling was a huge stress outlet for me for many years. Keeping a journal is beneficial because it lets you purge your thoughts so they stop plaguing you.
Getting all your thoughts out really helps clear your mind. Dedicate a set amount of time each day to writing in your journal.
Journaling offers two benefits. The first benefit is that you can stop worrying about things throughout the day, as you can save this for when you get home and write in your journal.
The second benefit is that you can go to bed with a clear mind because you have offloaded your thoughts into your journal.
The act of releasing day-to-day concerns is very important. Journaling is a great practice for ridding yourself of the tiny torments of your mind.
You will have to do what I say and not what I do. I am not too big on exercise. I love doing things that keep me challenged or entertained. Read: distracted.
Your body impacts your mind a great deal more than people think. This is why exercising is important. Anything little addition to your daily routine is great. This could be anything from a 20-minute walk to yoga practices, so long as it is a physical activity that you enjoy.
Take Pup out for a walk around the block. Get in a few sit-ups or push-ups as soon as you wake up. I am best at getting in my exercise before my mind wakes up and has time to complain about it.
Drink more green tea
There are many different types of tea. Each has its own qualities. Many health benefits are associated with green tea in particular. Switch out your morning coffee with a cup of green tea. But it is important to drink the high-quality, high-grade stuff, like the green tea you will find at The Kratom Connection.
If you can’t bear the thought of no coffee mornings. Try a cup of tea before bed.
Not only can green tea help you to de-stress, but it offers a number of other benefits too. This includes improving your brain function, boosted fat burning, improved physical performance, and improving your dental health.
Practice deep breathing
This is a simple method that can make a massive difference to your stress levels. Deep breathing techniques involve focusing on your breath and nothing else, which enables you to find a sense of calm. This is a proven stress management approach.
Get some fresh air
Are you cooped up inside for most of the day? If so, make sure you take some time to get outside and embrace the fresh air. You will be surprised by how much of a difference a bit of sun and air can make.
Last but not least, it is true what they say, laughter really is the best medicine. It is proven to boost your blood flow and heart health while also lowering tension.
If you are feeling stressed, hang around with a friend that makes you laugh or watch a comedy film. Who is that one person that can make you laugh like no one else?! Get them to come over for some tea and chat. If they are far away, give them a text. Spark up a connection that will get your belly achin’.
There are a number of different ways you can lower your stress levels by making some simple changes to your daily life. Try the suggestions that have been mentioned above and see if you notice a difference. Do you have any tactics that really work for you? Share them in the comments below.
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