Feeling stressed? Who isn’t with all the happenings every day, right?
Here are some great tips for getting your stress under control.
An easy, natural, yet incredibly powerful method of reducing stress is as simple as putting one foot in front of the other and increasing your day-to-day physical activity levels.
For those of us who spend a good amount of our time sitting behind a desk, getting in some exercise isn’t always something we make time for – but it’s an important component in resetting your mind and body, which will ultimately help you to minimize stress levels.
Limit Incoming Noise
Access to the internet has brought a lot into our world: convenience, social networking, the ability to work from just about anywhere, but with it comes an extraordinary amount of stress.
It’s important to focus on your own personal downtime every day, even if it’s just an extra hour away from the chaos of your business life. There’s only so long you can move at a rapid pace before getting burn out.
A good idea is to set a time each day for a digital detox to limit incoming noise. Try to take some time to just sit in silence and recharge.
Another natural way to reduce stress is to make sure that you get enough, but not too much sleep.
When we don’t rest enough at the end of our day, our body can tense up and it leads to irritability and depression. And when we’re irritable or depressed, we’re stressed.
On the other hand, that doesn’t mean you should sleep for an incredibly long time.
Getting the perfect night’s sleep is an easy and natural way to keep stress at bay!
Are you drinking too much caffeine? Reducing your caffeine intake, be it in the form of coffee or other high caffeinated beverages, is a natural way to reduce and relieve stress.
Just as many of us need caffeine to function after waking up, too much can make us jittery and scatterbrained.
You could try gradually replacing your coffee with matcha or green tea for a healthier choice.
Put Yourself First
So many of us are afraid to say no when people reach out for help, advice, and support, and by not considering whether saying “yes” is good for us, it can easily lead to incredibly high stress levels.
Above all else, be selective with your overall workload and what favors you do for people. Prioritize what household chores need to be done, what bills must be paid right away, and know when to say no.
If someone else is asking you for help, then chances are good they understand what it means to have too much on your plate.
It's important to “put your own oxygen mask on first”. Make a commitment to be better at saying no and putting yourself first.
Try these tips and see how much it changes your stress levels. Remember there’s no one size fits all - you have to make the adjustments that suit your lifestyle and make the biggest difference in your health.