Stress could be related to work or your personal life. The first step to de stress is to identify the cause. Taking care of your mental and physical health will help you manage stress. Feeling blue? Here are a few stress busters that we live by.
Increase physical activity
Being active and exercising regularly won’t make your stress disappear but it will help improve your mood and reduce the emotional intensity you’re feeling. Physical activity helps clear your mind and create
Spend time with Yourself
Spend some “me time”, indulge in activities you enjoy. It could be going for a walk, watching a comedy movie or TV show or even enjoying your favourite food. Take a moment to take care of yourself. We all need some time for socialising, relaxation or exercise. Plan your week by setting aside a couple of nights for some quality time with yourself.
Create boundaries and learn to say “NO”
Taking control of your personal life may help reduce stress. Sometimes you cannot control what may give you stress but learning how to say “No” for things that you do not agree with. Create boundaries for yourself because juggling many responsibilities may leave you feeling overwhelmed.
Procrastination may harm your productivity and leave you scrambling to catch up. This can cause stress, which negatively affects your health and sleep quality.
If you find yourself procrastinating regularly, it may be helpful to get in the habit of making a to-do list organised by priority. Give yourself realistic deadlines and work your way down the list.
Minimise Screen time
Spending too much time in front of screens in general is associated with lower psychological well-being and increased stress levels in both adults and kids. Avoid using your phone right after waking up and right before sleeping.