Being stressed can take its toll on your body and if you’re looking to chill out and focus on a healthy life by reducing your stress levels, your body with thank you for it.
Forget taking a holiday or booking yourself in for an all day spa treatment; we’ve put together some of our top tips for chilling out and relieving stress that you can do in your everyday life quickly and effectively.
Take time to meditate
A few minutes of meditation each day will work to wonders for your stress levels. Meditating works to ease anxiety which can lower stress and make you more resilient and improve overall wellness throughout the body. By breathing deeply and focusing on your breathing you can slow your heart rate and lower your blood pressure, with a flow on effect that you will lower stress levels.
Slow down and focus
It’s important to slow down and focus on everyday tasks in your life to stay in the moment and focus on your senses. By slowing down and taking note of the things around you rather than rushing around and feeling stressed you should feel less tense and lower the stress you feel on a day to day basis. Taking a few minutes out each day to listen to the birds, go for a walk or just feel the breeze in your hair is simple and effective for keeping things in perspective and being present.
Tune into your body
Another style of meditation, mentally scanning your body and focusing on the areas of your body that are feeling stress is a good way to tap into your body and focus on the areas that may need some focus or attention. If you feel loose or tight in some areas, this is a good way to find out where your stress might be flowing on to. Deep breathing and determining which parts of your body need attention can help to calm stress quickly.
Listen to music
Tuning out with some music or therapeutic sounds such as nature tracks or bird songs is a simple way to reduce stress and let off some stream. Whether the music is relaxing or a way to just zone out, it’s an effective tool for lowering your blood pressure, as well as decreasing anxiety levels and lowering your heart rate.
We’re not talking running a marathon, however taking part in exercise will work to reduce your stress levels and help to release serotonin and the ‘happy’ chemicals in your brain. Whether it be walking, yoga, swimming or running, doing any form of exercise will help to reduce stress levels throughout your body.
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