5 Simple Tips To Help You Beat Tiredness and Stress
Hectic schedules can take a toll on you. These basic habits can help you
Given our hectic work schedules and the constant pressure to perform, feeling exhausted or stressed out is only normal. But there are some simple ways to stay positive. We list some of those:
Get a Good Workout
Following a regular exercise routine can help you fight stress. An article on Harvard Health Publishing says, “Exercise reduces levels of the body’s stress hormones, such as adrenaline and cortisol. It also stimulates the production of endorphins, chemicals in the brain that are the body’s natural painkillers and mood elevators.”
If you can’t access the gym, make sure you take out time to exercise for at least 30 minutes, six days a week. From skipping to climbing stairs or doing aerobics and yoga, exercise in any form helps.
Take a Deep Breath
There’s no better way to deal with anxiety than practising deep breathing and meditation on a daily basis. “Rapid, shallow, erratic breathing is a common response to stress. Slow, deep, regular breathing is a sign of relaxation,” says the article on Harvard Health Publishing. Doing meditation for even 20 minutes a day is a good start.
Take up a Leisure Activity
Whether it’s playing board games with your family, chess with your partner, cooking for everyone, reading a book, dancing to your favourite song, or simply listening to music, leisure activities help de-stress your mind and body.
Studies have shown that aroma therapy can reduce stress levels. While heading out to a spa may not always be an option, you can try and make the most of what’s available at home. Light a scented candle, or just spray the room with your favourite perfume, and then go about doing your everyday chores or just put your feet up and relax. It will help lighten and brighten your mood.
Stress often makes us binge eat. But sticking to a balanced diet, which includes lots of fruits, veggies, protein and whole grains, can make you feel fuller for longer hours and keep your blood sugar levels steady, thereby checking the levels of anxiety. You should try and avoid processed and sugar-rich foods.