5 Easy Ways To De-Stress

What exactly is stress?

Well, it’s the body’s response to a stimulus it considers dangerous. The body will respond in the same way to imminent danger and a stressful situation.

It adopts the flight or fight mechanism. Although this process is necessary for our survival, when over-triggered as can occur when the body is under continuous stress, it can lead to significant health issues like heart disease and stroke.

And let’s be honest, in today’s world stress is at every corner!

I am here to share with you these very simple to adopt strategies to combat stress.

So, keep reading because I have listed out 5 ways to de-stress.

Here are the 4 ways you can start today managing stress.

1. Have good quality sleep

The importance of sleep is often underestimated. Getting seven to nine hours of sleep for adults ensures that not only the body is given time to recuperate but also the mind.

After a long day at work, raising your family, running your business you need rest and with so many distractions from phones to an overactive mind, good quality sleep can often be a difficult task to achieve.

2. Recognize Stress Causing Activities/Events

To control your stress, you must understand what causes it? You need to know what triggers it and how you can get around it? Although you may not be able to completely rule out stress from your life, you will be able to handle it instead of it controlling you.

3. Laugh Often

There is nothing more contagious than laughter and also that unburdens the mind.

Take time at work to converse with colleagues and share jokes or funny life stories or occurrences during the day. Not only will this make the working day pass with ease but also create a light-hearted and friendly working environment.

Laugh, laugh, and laugh some more!

4. Schedule in Relaxation Time

Having your time and allowing your mind to rest is a must. Mental clutter leads to a lot of stress. Make sure to set aside be it thirty minutes a day just to do nothing, to simply take time and appreciate the moment. During this time you can listen to music, write in your journal, or even take a power nap if it’s during the day.

5. Practice Gratitude

According to different studies, expressing gratitude and being thankful for your blessings calms your mind and de-stresses you. Start a journal and write down everything positive that happens daily. You will slowly realize that you have a lot to be grateful for, this will slowly give less room for negative stressful thoughts to take over.