How many times have you scrolled past an article that promises to give you 10 sure shot methods to relieve your stress? Tapped on posts you see on social media that guarantee by following them, you will never have an anxiety attack ever again?
Our google search tab is increasingly being populated by questions like “What are the signs and symptoms of burnout?”, “Does drinking too much coffee cause a hormone imbalance?” and the more scary –” What does depression feel like?”.
In an age where our mornings begin with the buzz of a new Whatsapp text - where is the time to unwind? If the recipe for good mental health came in a bottle, wouldn’t we all drink it without second thought?
Feel the same way? Here are a few tips that will help you make time for yourself even on the busiest of days :
Try easy and new breathing techniques : Taking just a few minutes every day to incorporate a deep breathing exercise can do wonders for you. Right from helping you relax in the moment to improving the quality of your sleep - this quick technique is all you need
Start by lying down on your back and putting one hand on your belly, then inhale deeply till your belly feels full and exhale! You can do this 5 times a day - especially during moments you start to feel overwhelmed and feel the magic yourself.
Here is a short video to help you get started.
2. 5 minute Journaling - It is true that our fast paced lives often don’t allow us to sit and re-evaluate our surroundings and the day we have had,Journaling is often brushed aside as a task too tedious for day to day life. However, setting a limit of writing (or even typing) just one page with the intention of recalling the events in your day helps you clear your mind, improve your writing and communication skills and even helps strengthen your memory power. All you need to get started is 5 minutes of your day, a paper and pen!
3. Break the monotony, Have some Fun - The stress of a daily schedule often sets in, pushing us to feel like we are almost stuck in a rut. Take a fun class on the weekend to break this vicious cycle - Learn how to cook a new dish, Bring out your old dried up paints from the back of your closet or maybe even try out a new yoga class online!
4. Try a new 10 minute work out !- Adding movement to your life even if it is just 10 minutes has proven to reduce physiological stress levels and helps in disease prevention. Go down for a walk or try a fun Zumba workout at home, the options are endless and the benefits? Worth every second. Don’t restrict your workouts to just the old crunches and squats routine, take a dance class - that counts as movement too!
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These are 5 quick and easy tips to help you combat stress and tension in your daily life. These will take you one step closer to happiness and one step further from depression. Exercise your way into a healthier and stress free future!