5 Stress Reducing Tips for 2014—Stress is on the rise, more people each year are reporting stress as being a problem in their life: effecting their work, home life and health. A few tips will be offered below on how to deal with stress, get a different perspective on life and feel healthier, happier & more positive:
Our breathing is the easiest and most effective way of controlling our central nervous system and getting our body to calm down. By learning very simple breathing exercises we can tell our bodies to relax and calm down! Breathing more deeply and extending our exhalation (out breath) makes our body stop producing unhealthy stress hormones and start producing those nice relaxing hormones instead.
Make healthy choices with nutrition to manage our stress! Certain foods can help us to be less stressed and promote a sense of calm. Foods high in magnesium, such as spinach and quinoa promote a sense of calm. Foods high in omega 3, such as walnuts, nourish the brain helping you think more clearly, and reduce stress hormones. Foods containing tryptophan, such as sunflower seeds, soy and spirulina, cause the production of serotonin; which is known as the feel good hormone. Foods containing vitamin C, such as kiwi, kale and guava, reduce stress levels and boost your immune system.
Get a good night’s sleep. Try to get more sleep, by going to bed a bit earlier than usual. Engage in relaxing nightly rituals to induce a sense of calm that will create the foundation for sleep such as gentle stretching, taking a warm bath or drinking some warm decaffeinated tea.
Stress Management Techniques
Learn tools that will help you to reduce your stress levels and help you to deal with any issues in your work or home life. Mindfulness based stress management techniques have been shown to reduce stress levels and to help us to be more peaceful and happy within ourselves, despite an increasingly overwhelming and demanding world.
Ask for support
Accepting help from those who care about you and will listen strengthens your resilience and ability to manage stress caused by your resolution. If you feel overwhelmed or unable to meet your goals on your own, consider seeking professional help. Psychologists are uniquely trained to understand the connection between the mind and body. They can offer strategies as to how to adjust your goals so that they are attainable, as well as help you change unhealthy behaviors and address emotional issues.
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