Life in itself is stressful. However, living in a big and busy cit can have its toll on one’s health. This is why is important to make effort to reduce stress and relax in a healthy manner. There are many adverts effects of stress. All in all, it can affect your productivity, make you add weight and ultimately trigger some life stressing ailment.
We understand that you have got to keep up with the daily demands of life and work. However, there are effective ways you can reduce the effect of stress and relax, even in a busy city.
Some of them are:
Stress affects us such that our breath is shortened. However, forcing yourself to take long breathe in stressful situations can help trick the body into believing it’s not in a stressful situation.
Breathing is simple and easy to do. Just a few deep breath and you can keep stress at bay.
Box breathing is a common form of breathing to reduce stress which involves an alternation of breathing in for 4 seconds, holding for 4 seconds and also breathing out for 4 seconds.
- Employ Soothing Music
Music has the capacity to alter your state of mind. Even if you are working under pressure, having relaxing music in the background can help calm your nerves.
Also, at your leisure, listening to your favorite track can be a soothing balm on your mental state, reducing the effect of stress hence, making you calm.
Mediation – what a tested, proven and established a way of getting negative and stressful emotions off your mind. When you are burdened, stressed out, tired or on edge due to something or someone, relax by taking a deep breath.
Rather than the myriads of thoughts vying for your attention, direct your attention on how your body responds to your breathing. Imagine that you are emptying the contents of your mind (everything bothering you). A 20 minutes meditation effectively done can help get rid of stress, anxiety and induce relaxation.
- Have Short breaks to regulate
People in a manufacturing environment often take a smoke break. While this is their own method of handling stress it is an unhealthy method. You can take short breaks between work and develop effective stress-coping capacity.
You can have a short break and take some nap. You can chat with a family or friend about a topic outside work.
You can also have solitude break which will help you get a grip on your thoughts and emotions. Take note of your thoughts and feelings, embrace it without judgment, let them come and go.
- Know Your Stressors
One of the most effective ways to deal with stress is to know what stresses you. Identify all the things in your life that get you all worked up and be honest about it.
Some common stressors could include a demanding job, an unfulfilling relationship, responsibilities, fears etc. When you know the stressors in your life, you can take positive and healthy steps to deal with them.
Plainly, stress is dangerous to your wellbeing. It hurts people and could lead one to an early grave. However, with the tips shared above, you can develop a healthy coping mechanism to deal with stress and relax, even in a busy city.