Laying in the sand, watching the sky, breathing… Sounds relaxing, right? Just thinking about that can make your stress melt away. But there’s reality, we live in a fast-paced ever-changing culture where taking time to yourself can be extremely challenging. Balancing personal and professional life sometimes seems impossible and looking at the to-dos list can give you so much anxiety. So how do you achieve that balance?
High levels of stress can affect you mentally and physically. It can compromise your immune system which would make you susceptible to any external factors. Stress management is very important in keeping our mind, body, and spirit healthy. When everything is in sync, life is better. Here are some steps you can take to slow down and ease your mind.
Eating the right foods. It’s not the first time we mention this. Eating whole and avoiding processing foods is the most basic thing you can do to help decrease your stress. Eating citrus fruits will not just give you energy but it will also ease your body.
Take at least 10 minutes to meditate. The simple act of being still, closing your eyes, and tuning on your breathing will definitely help you reach and maintain the perfect balance for you. A 2014 study showed that meditation can be a stress reducer, it’s the science speaking!
Having a fresh perspective. Did you know that your stress can be reduced or just by changing the way you perceive your environment? Trying a different perspective is very helpful when dealing with stress.
Exercise more. Having a sedentary lifestyle is a sure way to live an unhealthy life. Putting an extra 30-minute exercise before going to work is good for your body and mind.
Focus on yourself. Create a me-time! You don’t need to take a half-day to go to a spa. It can be as simple as 1h a day to take time for yourself, to do something that you really like. You can try something you’ve been itching to try for a long time, or you can just rest and relax. Anything that will make you happy will be beneficial for your stress management.
Socialize (but social-distancing). With what’s going on today, a lot of us are now stuck working at home. And whether we admit it or not, sometimes it can be lonely. Socializing while keeping a distance is possible. Facetime, text, play online games with your friends and family… all those activities can help!
Go outside. A study made in 2019 shows that being outside makes people happier and rejuvenated. The study revealed that just 10 minutes of outside lowering our cortisol and alpha-amylase levels: two biomarkers of stress.
Massaging yourself. Many people don’t know this but self-massage is a great stress reliever. Massaging yourself like your hands, and feet affects the part of the brain that controls stress and emotion. A couple of minutes a day will work. Try to incorporate a CBD muscle gel to help calm your tense muscles.
Have a nice bath. Put on a hot bath and dip yourself for about 30 minutes. It will definitely help you with lowering your stress. A hot bath is proven to keep stress at bay and helps you feel sleepy. CBD infused products, like CBD bath bombs can be an awesome addition and help your muscles reset.
Try using wellness products. There are many products available today that may help you with stress and anxiety. From natural supplements to massage tools. Find what works for you and be consistent with your daily routine.
Stress is a part of life. Whether we like it or not, everybody experiences it every day. Finding a way to manage it is a great help in helping us keep the balance in our body and maintain our vigor.