Stress can have a great influence over you or living a stressful life is very difficult as it can affect every aspect of your life. You may feel tired or be overwhelmed daily and may experience migraines, headaches, or have an upset stomach. Stress can be the result of anything like issues in your education, career, love or marriage life, Parental issues etc. There is some kind of stress in everyone’s life, so the question arises how you get out of this and have a peaceful and relaxed life. It can be dealt effectively with help of some smart habits. Stress need to be prevented in the first place, but if you found yourself in the middle then these effective habits can help you to turn your stressful life into a relax one:
Discuss it with someone:
You can discuss your issue with someone close to you and let them to see it too. It doesn’t mean that you are weak but discussing your situation helps you to minimize the stress quite a bit. The other person may assist you to ground yourself whenever required and together the two of you may better find the solution or at least the starting point to improve it.
Take a long breath for 1-2 minutes and calm your mind and body. Release the stress and reconnect with the present moment and try to forget about everything for some moment. A calm body and mind will help you to focus on the problem in better way, hence find a suitable way to solve it.
Identify the things that put you under stress:
After calming yourself try to identify the things or circumstances that put you on stress. Self-knowledge is very powerful that let you know the actual reason of your stress. If you found any person or circumstances threatening you then it would be easy for you to get out of this way.
Don’t Pressurize Yourself to do things perfectly:
Sometimes we get more stressed by trying to do things perfectly, so you need to do good enough instead and eventually you may have perfection as well. When you measure yourself to a perfect standard then it would become difficult for you to keep your self-esteem up and feel good about yourself.
Limit your daily information intake:
Don’t try to put everything at one place; means don’t try to involve your mind in everything. Instead just focus on what truly matters for you. So it can help you to take action without getting stuck in information overload and make things easier for you.
Don’t be worried if Things Not Done Today:
Sometimes you don’t get done with your planning due to any unexpected circumstances. But don’t be overwhelmed and make yourself understand that it can be done tomorrow too. By getting angry or dishearten you will add more stress that will suck your entire energy, motivation and self-confidence.
Whenever you feel stressed then it is better to have healthy diet. Eat several healthy meals throughout the day. Consume more complex carbohydrates such as pasta, whole-grain breads and foods with high vitamins A such as organs and foods with high magnesium like, soybeans or salmon, spinach, green and black tea.
Avoid Alcohol, Caffeine and Nicotine:
Whenever you feel stress then avoid the consumption of alcohol, nicotine and caffeine or at least reduce the consumption because these are stimulants and will increase the level of stress instead of reducing it. Have water, fresh juices or herbal teas that will keep yourself hydrated and help you to deal with stress more effectively.
Get More Sleep:
Stress may stop you from relaxing enough to fall asleep. Before going to sleep you need to be relaxed mentally and you can do this by reading a calming book or taking a warm bath may help you to fall asleep and forget about the things that make you worried. Make a proper time for going to bed so your body get used to a predictable bedtime routine.
Exercise, Yoga Or Mediation:
The level of stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline increases when a person experiences a stressful situation. So the physical activity or exercise may help to metabolize the excessive stress hormones and take your body and mind into a relaxed, calmer state. Moreover another way is the Meditation and Yoga, because mediation will clear your mind – while practicing gentle yoga will give relaxation.
Learn to Say ‘No’:
Most of the times you may feel stressed, by having too much work to do in a very short time and in this situation many people still agree to take additional responsibilities. It creates a stressful situation for you and don’t let you to do anything perfectly. You need to learn say “No” to unimportant or additional work and focus on what is important, it will decrease the level of stress and build your self-confidence as well.
Don’t work if You are Ill:
If you are not feeling well then don’t try to do anything or completing your work, instead take a break and rest for some time until you feel better. After having rest your body will work effectively.
Develop a sense of humor:
Don’t take things too seriously, back off from your intensity and see the humour in situations. Laughing has the power to reduce stress and make you up. Try to take out sometimes and hang with your friends, go for lunch or dinner, as it is best way you can laugh when you are with your closest friends.
Avoid negative thinking:
Avoid negativity as much as you can and try to focus on positive side of your life. Negative thinking put you on more stress, so you need to talk, speak and think positively and see the good side of your life instead of focusing only on bad things. If you found people with negative thoughts then must change your surroundings and social network. Every morning say something positive to yourself, use positive self talk and visualize positive things.