How to de-stress yourself!
Today's modern life is full of problems, deadlines, frustrations, demands and worries.
For many people, stress is so common that it has become a way of life. Even if they
opt for not taking any stress, it comes handy.
Stress is not always bad. In small doses, can help you perform under pressure and
motivate to do best. But when you're constantly running in emergency mode, the mind
and body pay the price.
If you frequently find yourself feeling frazzled and overwhelmed, it’s time to take
action to bring your nervous system back into balance.
Learning to manage stress can be a powerful weapon in your fight against adverse
conditions. Coping with stress is all about having a hold, on our thoughts, emotions,
environment, and the way we deal with problems. To beat stress there are certain
dos and don’ts one must keep in mind.
Lifestyle Management: 15 stress-buster tips
- Identify the sources of stress.
- Express your feelings instead of bottling them up.
- Talk with family, friends or other advisers about your concerns and stress and
ask for their support.
- Take 15 to 20 minutes a day to sit quietly, breathe deeply and
- Learn to accept things you can’t change.
- Chant ‘om’ daily, and especially before an imp task.
- When you’re struggling with stress, it can be tempting to turn to alcohol, cigarettes
or even unhealthy food for comfort. But beware; these behaviours will only compound
- Be positive – look for the good in situations instead of the
- Reframe problems, try to view stressful situations form a more positive perspective.
- Don’t try to control the uncontrollable.
- Choose healthy ways to recharge yourself like long walks and yoga.
- Spend time amidst nature.
- Light aroma candles and listen to you favourite music.
- Learn to say no. Give yourself enough time to get things done.
- Maintain a stress journal. It can help you identify the constant
stressors in your life and the way you deal with them. Each time you feel stressed,
keep track of it in your journal.
Apart from managing lifestyle, how to eat to beat stress is also a big question?
Try to incorporate these foods in your eating schedule
- Vegetable juices – the juice of cabbages and carrots with a little
beetroot, ginger and spinach is a wonderful source of antioxidants, which improves
- Fruits - eating whole fruits is many times more beneficial than
drinking fruit juice. Whole fruits are rich in B complex, which is very essential
for the nerves, besides being rich in vitamin C, natural sugar fructose and minerals.
- Wholegrains – many of us do not realise that most of the food
we eat is so highly refined that it has lost most of its vitamins and minerals,
and when we eat such foods, our body gets deficient in many areas. Wholegrains like
dalia( porridge with vegetables), unpolished rice, boiled black gram are a few of
the healthier versions of foods that we can adopt.