Stress is the silent killer of our modern life. Stress is unavoidable and a minimum level of stress is necessary as well to perform well in life. However, we don’t remain aware when our stress levels go beyond the danger levels and we become prone to several ailments some of which are even life threatening. However, even though we can’t avoid stress yet we can follow certain very simple ways to relieve stress and live a healthy life.
A big factor why we suffer so much from stress nowadays is the kind of lifestyle we follow. Due to a very fast paced life and the mounting demands from various areas of commitment we seldom can relax and find time for ourselves. Many of us have even stopped enjoying the simple pleasures in life. We don’t have enough time to take food properly and some even skip essential meals like breakfast. We don’t get proper sleep nor can we do enough physical activities as our work has become much more mechanized and restricted to the laptops and desk jobs.
The result is over the board stress which eventually results in high blood pressure, cardiac diseases, diabetes, asthma, anxiety and the list is endless. This can be combatted by making few simple lifestyle modifications. Keeping half an hour aside for regular exercise, avoiding alcohol and smoking, taking balanced food and maintaining a proper routine thereby allowing enough rest and sleep can ensure keeping stress related problems at bay.
Indulge In Self-Pampering
Life is busy and it will be. We all have responsibilities to fulfill everyday but we have a responsibility to ourselves as well. Take out some time for self-pampering. Go to the spa, take a relaxing massage or simply enjoy a warm bubble bath at home. These simple yet powerful things make a whole lot of difference to how you feel.
Put On Some Relaxing Music
Music is a great healer. Put on some relaxing music or some trance number while doing chores or working on your laptop. You will feel relaxed and will be able to handle stress more effectively.
An extremely powerful yet very simple way to combat stress is meditation. Meditation doesn’t require any difficult steps. It only requires you to relax in a calm environment and concentrate on freeing your mind from all worries and stress. It may initially take some time but once you master the technique nothing can give more relaxation.
Take More Of Healthy Foods
Avoid oily, spicy and junk foods. Maintain a proper diet by indulging mainly in healthy foods. Unhealthy foods trigger stress levels while healthy foods can help you maintain overall wellbeing in every way.
Drink Herbal Teas
There are many herbal teas available in markets which are rich in antioxidants and catechins thereby improving metabolism, digestion and keeping your stress levels under control. You remain fit, healthy and also younger by taking herbal teas regularly.
Make Time For Hobbies
Nothing makes you feel happier than pursuing your hobby or a passion that you gave up long ago due to lack of time and other commitments. Take out some time as it’s never late to pursue your passion. Stress is best relieved by remaining happy therefore remain happy always by thinking positive, remaining meaningfully involved and seeking simple pleasures in life.