If one had to take a guess, the most commonly used phrase by teenagers and adults would be “I’m so stressed!” Whether it is in school, college or in your career, most people across the world find themselves to be “stressed”; but what exactly is stress?
According to the WHO, “stress is any type of change that causes physical, emotional or psychological strain. It is your body’s response to anything that requires attention or action.” Do you think that you are also someone who is battling stress in your life more frequently than you would like?
Here are 5 tips to incorporate into your life which can help you with stress management:
- Medicate and practice breath control: When you learn to meditate or breathe deeply in a conscious pattern, your mind-body connection is strengthened, thus allowing you to become more regulated faster.
- Sleep early and sleep enough: Late nights, often accompanied by excessive screen time, can lead to poor and insufficient sleep quality. Put your phone away at least one hour before bedtime, and get 7 hours of sleep every night.
- Abstain from alcohol, tobacco and other addictive substances: All of these can be detrimental to your brain and body health and have far larger long-term health side effects than you could imagine.
- Move and relax your muscles: Regular exercise, regular stretching and active rest can give your physical body the much need support it requires.
- Make time for yourself: “Me-time” is perhaps the most ignored part of our busy schedules, where we forget to focus on watering our minds and soul. It is not the hour where you may binge-watch series online, but the conscious act of sitting with yourself and introspecting, reflecting, reading, or indulging yourself in a creative or athletic activity of yourself. This time should “fill your cup” rather than deplete it.
Stress management is the need of the hour for all of us, and we hope you will find these 5 tips for stress management useful.