8 Quick ways to De-stress yourself

Stress is often unavoidable. It can impact your physical and mental well-being. Here are some simple instant ways to de-stress yourself

Some kind of positive stress is good for you as it keeps you motivated but excessive stress (negative stress) can be harmful to your physical and mental wellbeing. Learn how to get rid of stress with these quick fixes.

Stretching out – Working continuously on a desk can give neck, shoulder, and muscles pain. A quick way to get relief from stress and anxiety is to get up and stretch those tensed muscles. You can try chair yoga.

Listen to calm music and nature sounds – Calm and soothing music gives inner peace. They can help the brain to relax, focus better and boost your efficiency at work. Nature’s sound can minimize the negative effects of mental health issues like depression and improve your mood. 

Practice mindfulness - Mindfulness is the practice of focusing your attention on the present moment. Take short breaks from work to practice mindfulness techniques every day. It will help your mind and body to relax. This clears your mind and helps you to re-focus.

Take a power nap – A power nap of 15-20 minutes can help you to recharge yourself. It promotes alertness in the workplace, reduces sleepiness, and improves cognition performance. Also, get a sound sleep of 7-9 hours every day to have a productive next day.

Watch out for greenery – Nature has got the power of healing. It can help us feel more relaxed. Spending some time in nature, the natural sound of leaves, birds, and surroundings can relax your mind and help you find inner peace. The beauty and serenity help you to identify the new you.

Think positive - Keeping a positive attitude can make you happier. When you are happy, your body feels better and you’re able to respond to challenges in a more effective way thereby reducing your stress.

Conversate with colleagues, friends, and family – Don’t bottle up your problems. Share your problems/difficulties with your colleagues, friends or family members, it can help you relieve stress and anxiety. This way you will get a different perspective to handle the situation. This also strengthens your relationships and builds trust.

Plan your time – Planning is very important for executing work on time. You need to plan your time so that your task gets completed on time. Planning manages your work very well and helps you to achieve success.

Disclaimer: The content on this site is for informational purposes only, and should not be taken as professional medical advice.  Always seek the guidance of your doctor or other health professionals for any questions you may have regarding your health or a medical condition.

 

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Renu Gupta

With a background in Pharmacy which is the clinical health science that links medical science with chemistry, I had the desire to mix creativity to these fields. Medicircle provides me an avenue to apply my training in science and interest in creativity together.

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