Five Easy Ways To Relieve Everyday Stress
Deadlines, obligations, the daily grind.. It’s a well-known fact that modern society induces great amount of stress, no matter how strong a person you are. We all have stressful days, some more often than the others. If you’ve taken notice that piled up stress is starting to affect you, perhaps it is time to start doing something which will help you relax and forget about your worries for a while. The best thing would be to go away for a while, but if you don’t have time for a nice long vacation, fortunately there are other simple and effective ways to charge your batteries.
All you need is a quiet room and fifteen minutes of your time. There are different techniques of meditation, but you can start with a simple concentration exercise. Sit straight with both feet on the floor (crossed or whatever makes you comfortable), and try to concentrate on your breathing. Breathe slowly and as deeply as you can, which will eventually lower your heartbeats. Close your eyes and try to imagine your life energy as sunlight in your body. Repeat positive thoughts to yourself, for example: ‘I’m feeling calm and my hands are heavy and warm. My heart feels love and my mind is clear. ’
Laugh Out Loud
Smiling and laughing aregreat for your health – it is a proven fact, confirmed by doctors. You should use every opportunity to visit your favourite web site with the latest jokes – read the best one to your colleagues so you can laugh together just to warm up the atmosphere. When you come home you could watch some good comedies or you can even get the ticket for a stand-up comedy show in your town. You can also read a parody book which mocks the latest trends (Fifty Shames of Earl Grey by Andrew Shaffer is very popular) if you dislike the ‘pop culture’ frenzy we’re being force fed every day.
Play, play, play
Have you ever wondered why kids are so happy and why older people are feeling depressed sometimes? It’s probably because people take everything too seriously while children are exploring the world through games. Of course, the older you get the more responsibilities you will have, but don’t forget that there is still a child in your soul. Remember to dance, play billiard or table tennis with your friends, ride a bicycle, spend some time in nature, etc. You will feel happier, more energized and healthier both mentally and physically.
When was the last time you went out to a party? It’s fine to go wild from time to time just to feel young again. We know that partying until dawn is not for everyone; however, there’s no reason not to call your friends out to some quiet jazz gig and enjoy a glass of sweet white wine while listening to some good music. If you are single, this is a great opportunity to meet someone interesting, and then…who knows? Life is unpredictable and your soul mate or your best friend could be waiting for you out there.
Try to change the way you think – don’t be envious or greedy. Appreciate what you have at the moment and do not go too much into the future. There isn’t a formula for finding peace; some people just have to travel the whole world just to realize that they were happy at home in the first place.Enjoy small things in life and think often of all the good things and people surrounding you every day.
Stress is a silent killer, and you should do your best to get rid of it. Lead a more peaceful life, don’t overthink things, and don’t forget to be active. Exercise, socializing, and positive thinking can really make a difference in life if you really stick to your decisions to handle stress this way. You will feel so much better and notice just how much brighter the world is.