In today’s world, no one is free from stress. Children, adults, aged person all have their own stress. At one point or another, one can have the stress of finance, stress of aging, stress of loneliness, health concerns, marriage issues, worries related to a job, etc. You have to do so many things in so little time.
Consequently, stressful events take place in your life. Let alone big stresses like a breakup or losing a near and dear ones, in daily life you may face stress related to traffic, a messy house, long hours at work, leaving a child at home or even through national news.
Whatever your stress is, you need to identify it and learn to cope with it. The following are the top 6 ways to reduce stress or recover from it more quickly:
1.Slow Things Down
Our brains and bodies are designed for recovery. Relaxing, eating, sleeping, playing, recreational activities help a lot to recover from stress. They prepare us beforehand to face the next stress or challenge. The problem arises when we do not get proper time for the recovery.
If you notice any sign of stress or tension in your body/ brain, the best thing you can do is to slow down things. You may take a break of 5-6 minutes during the workplace some deep breaths, stretch your arms and legs, walk a little. Ask yourself what is the best thing you can do right now to relax. It may be eating chocolate or listening to a song or watching a movie. This is an easy and quick way to bring serenity into your life.
Researches show that such activities to bring mindfulness can lower your blood pressure and help your brain deal with stress more effectively.
Aerobic exercises, brisk walk, running have a miraculous effect on stress. It improves your mood, helps you sleep better, improves your focus and mental alertness. Exercise can help you control your blood pressure and help you maintain your weight, thus you become more efficient to combat the effects of stress on health. Don’t forget stress can make your cells age quicker. However, moderate exercise regularly revitalizes you and fills cells with an elixir of life.
3. Get Surrounded by Greenery
Greenery has a very positive effect on the mood. It relaxes not only the eyes but also the brain. Hills, mountains look so pleasant because they are rich in greenery.
If you walk outside in green parks, sit under a green tree or even look at pictures of nature scenes, you may be able to feel serenity. Walking in green campus, spending time with nature reduces anxiety and worry. Walking on a busy street, noisy and crowded road fills you with unwanted and unrecognized stress.
It can be astonishing but a Smile, however fake it is, can help your body resist stress. Moving your facial muscles sends a message to your brain. Our face reflects our internal emotions, but this linkage works two-fold and works in both ways. Surprisingly we can change our emotional state by our facial expression. Pasting an artificial smile on your face can improve your mood and reduces stress magically.
5. Stand Upright
Standing in an upright pose helps you perform better under stress. Slouching, curling up, lying, stooping, sitting with head down, these body postures symbolize that you want to resign or surrender to the current situation. The upright standing position brings you back in active mode. It makes you perform better, reduces fear and brings a positive mood. The flow of energy engulfs your body. So the next time you’re under stress, and you quickly want to recover, stand tall.
6. Try to See Your Stress as a Challenge
Take your stress as a challenge. Challenge yourself, your bad situations, almighty to downcast your positive attitude. Always remind yourself that you are a fighter and you are not born to resign. Attitude toward stress matters. People with positive attitudes fight stress in a better way and recover fast.
If it does not work for you, you may take the help of meditation. It is taught in meditation to take everything positively.