January 6th, 2016
Stress is just a part of everyone’s daily life. In this fast age of technology, families with two working parents, and all the expectation that go along with your world it’s easy to become bogged down with everything you have to do day to day. It’s enough to drive even the most calm person a little batty. There are some healthy ways to deal with stress that don’t include curling up in a ball in bed for hours on end. Here are five of the best and most healthy ways to deal with stress when all you want to do is scream.
A cardio based activity at least 3-4 times per week can go a long way in reducing your stress level. When we exercise the body produces endorphins that naturally make you feel good. It also gets your circulation moving to promote a healthy body system. Yoga is another form of exercise that can help you. Its unique stretches can help both the mind and body relax and calm itself before a stressful day, or at the end of a long one before you retire to sleep.
You don’t have to be an expert in transcendental meditation to get the benefits of this centuries old therapy. All you need is a few minutes, and a quiet space to be able to find your calm center. Focus on clearing your mind as much as you can, but don’t get too down on yourself if you find that your mind is wandering.
Halotherapy sessions are the perfect way to take a few minutes to yourself to relax. The rooms are quiet and calm. The salt particles act as a natural immune booster to make stress less of a factor in your body. When you feel better overall, you are going to be less stressed especially if you suffer from any of these chronic conditions that salt therapy targets and improves.
This category is entirely in your hands. What you find fun to do is up to you. Some ideas of fun actives can be as simple as reading a book in a nice, relaxing location or going to a movie with a friend. If you are the more adventurous type then maybe a day at the beach learning to surf, or a kayaking or hiking trip is more your speed. Either way if you enjoy the activity you are doing at the end of the day you are going to find that you aren’t as stressed as usual.
Yes, this one is truly simple. We need to breath to live, but when you feel like the stress is affecting you to your core, it’s time to pause, take a deep breath and relax. Breath slowly, in and out 10-15 times to focus on feeling each breath to its fullest. You want your entire core to relax and deep centered breathing is going to help you slow down to get there. A calm place can be achieved just about anywhere if you just concentrate on your breathing to block everything else out.