Stress relief: It is easier than you thought
If you are a person living by modern standards, running around from early morning and relaxing only after falling onto the pillow in the evening, you are probably under stress and looking for a relief. Have you been thinking of giving up on it all? If so, don’t lose hope yet. There is a way out. Here are some great tips that can help you:
Wake up earlier
It probably sounds illogical, but try to shorten your usual sleeping period by 15-20minutes. You will actually feel a lot fresher and enthusiastic to commence a new day. Additionally, it takes 15minutes for the caffeine to affect your metabolism. Take it easy, read a newspaper, drink your coffee slowly and start your day stress-free.
Create a warm environment
Try to use warm colors in your workspace that will make you much more relaxed. If you are outside, choose places that make you feel more at ease. The science behind this color theory states that your perceive a certain color and send that message to the brain, that connects it to a specific emotion that will be triggered shortly after you look at it. Find the time to pick the colors that fit you most.
Clean the messy shelves
The last thing that you want to be doing while stressed is cleaning your own mess. Firstly, try to clean the mess in your head and then start with smaller portions of your work environment. In fact, material and visual organization makes it easier to be mentally organized.
Laugh and sing your heart out
Try to search for hilarious video clips or for cute babies that make you forget the reason for your stress. The other method is to simply remember your favorite song and start singing, which will reduce the level of your cortisol hormones right away. You don’t have to be talented, just sing your heart out and let the problems go away.
Find a hobby that will occupy all your free time. If you have way too much free time, stress will start spreading through your body. Go for a walk, ride a bike, work out, take up gardening, archery…whatever helps you feel better.
The right food and drinks have a great impact on your stress levels. The point is to fill the body with good energy and not take it away.
Smell a rose
Recent experiments have shown that certain smell affect our mood. When we smell something pleasant, like a flower or the ocean, we directly affect several parts of the brain that are connected to our emotional state. This will also take you away from the harsh reality.
There are plenty of great, natural ways to fight stress and feel relief. You can read more about this in: The Amazing Healing Power of Kitchari: Weight Loss, Detox and Rejuvenation.