Some days, staying in bed seems like the best option. Whether it’s workplace stress, your relationship, finances - whatever.
There are simple things you can do to help cope with stress and improve your mood. You deserve to feel good, right. So, what are you waiting for?
Go a little easy on yourself!
Accept the fact that you can’t do everything perfectly no matter how hard you try. You also can’t control everything in your life. So stop overthinking!
When you’re stressing out, your body tenses up as a reflex reaction which can lead to tight shoulders, a stiff neck, a sore back and a couple of other things. So it becomes really necessary for you to stretch your body.
Just some simple stretches can do the trick!
We all know we need to stay hydrated. But water is also essential for proper cognitive function. Fatigue, confusion and even dizziness are all symptoms of dehydration, and they can pile up to an already existing stress or even be the very root of it.
By drinking a refreshing glass of water after a stressful meeting at work, you’ll be able to keep your cool and manage your stress.
Find and Fight your Triggers
Figure out what are the biggest causes of stress for you. Is it your job, your commute, your schoolwork? If you’re able to identify what they are, figure out ways to tackle them.
If you can’t identify the main causes of your stress, try keeping a stress journal. Notice when you’re most anxious and make note of it and see if you can determine a pattern, then find ways to remove or lessen those triggers.
A little fresh air can work wonders. Just by taking a brief walk, your brain goes into the meditative mode and calms you.
Walking helps release endorphins, your feel-good hormones, which can curb stress. Not only that, but studies have found that walking can switch your mood and make you feel happy and relaxed!