Are you finding yourself freaking out over deadlines, your to-do list is never-ending, and feeling overwhelmed or stressed out?! Stress is not always a bad thing, stress causes physical changes to increase your strength and stamina, increase your reaction time, causing you to either fight or flee from the danger at hand.
It is a common feeling, but stressing too much can leave such a negative impact on your mind, and body. Think of yourself as a bridge, bridges eventually collapse if they’re carrying too much weight. We don’t want your bridge to collapse, so we’re giving you 6 solutions to relieve stress.
We all know working out causes you to focus on that particular exercise, and helps your mind to relax. High- energy activities cause you to feel better mentally and physically. Given our situation of gyms being closed, you can still exercise at home. (Want examples of in-home exercises? Visit our article 8 of the Best Exercises to do In-Home.)
2. Get a Good Night’s Sleep
Getting a good night’s sleep is extremely important. 7-8 hours of sleep every night, prepares you to tackle the day! When you’re tired it can decrease your productivity, and cause you to get aggravated easily, possibly resulting in stress.
3. Adopt a Positive Mindset
Being in control of your mindset can increase your productivity and ability to resolve difficult situations. A good mindset helps you deal with stress easier. You first have to check yourself and understand your current way of seeing things, then reprogram yourself by changing your perspective on situations. Also creating notes of positive affirmations that you see throughout the day can help you too!
4. Practice Deep Breathing
Stress is easy to feel right now, especially during these times. It is important to take some time out every day, just for yourself. During this time, try to relax, take big deep breaths, and free your mind. There are several types of deep breathing exercises, including diaphragmatic breathing, abdominal breathing, belly breathing, and modified lion’s breath. This is close to meditating, which is a good stress reliever too!
5. Learn to Say NO
We always want to help out our loved ones, no matter how busy or tired we are. But, we have to put our health first! If you already have a long to-do list and aren’t even halfway finished, say NO! It does not mean you’re being selfish, you are honoring your existing commitments and making time to do them and do them properly. As we said earlier, think of yourself as the bridge, and say NO sometimes!
6. Become a Master Of Your Time
Now that we are working, working out, and teaching from home, we have to make sure we’re completing our to-do lists. We have to manage our time, now that we’re taking on more responsibilities. To do this, you need to create a list of things to do for the day, give the tasks an estimated time frame, and stick to the list for the day. Do this exercise every day to improve your ability to plan and manage your time effectively, so that you won’t become overwhelmed.
If these solutions help reduce your stress, let us know and share this post to help others!