I bet I cannot be the only person working around the clock.
It is enjoyable and lucrative, but it catches up to me. I often get exhausted and look forward to getting more time for myself.
It is TOUGH for me to sit aside for 15 minutes & relax, let alone find time to exercise and plan out proper meals.
But sooner I started to realize that, the more I overlook myself the more I wear out. I am losing focus, my health is compromised and my job output is getting worse.
Something had to be done to turn things around. So, I visited a fitness coach, my physician, and did a hell lot of research online. I tried several de-stress techniques but only 5 suited me the most.
You must also try implementing these 5 simple distress techniques. I bet you’ll feel AMAZING!
Aromatherapy / Essential Oils Therapy
This is on top of my list to relieve stress in just 15 minutes.
Essential oils used in aromatherapy are the extracts of roots, seeds, leaves, and flowers. Each one contains its own unique mix of active ingredients that determines what the oil is used for.
Some essential-oils stimulate nerves in the nose (that send impulses to the section of the brain controlling memory and emotion). They help to reduce stress, lift a depression, hasten a good night’s sleep, and give you more energy while also making the room smell pleasant. For example, Orange blossom oil – it contains an active ingredient that gives soothing experience. Some other oils are used for physical healing like treating swelling or a fungal infection.
You can buy your choice of essential oils and add few drops to your bath tub. Soak in for 15 minutes at least. Along you must also buy the best essential oil diffuser. Use it to fill the room with the vapors of the oils. Your skin would absorb the essential oils and you also breathe them in.
Plan Your Meals
If you have been eating a lot of the same types of things every day, then your reason for stress is pretty obvious. You are not getting enough nutrients to support your body and mental health.
What I did to change the trend was to make healthy food items highly convenient so that I could stick to it.
I started buying pre-washed bags of chopped mixed vegetables so that I don’t have to struggle to wash, cut and then eat salads. I get pre-roasted chicken from the food market and eat a lot of roasted chicken.
So, the more you reduce the barriers to healthy foods, the better!
Not only because you feel proud of doing it, exercise help boost your mood from inside that reduces your stress level.
Every time you are physically active, whether dancing, jogging in a park, your body would release chemicals called endorphins. It protects our heart by maintaining blood pressure level, strengthening the muscles, and to maintain a healthy weight gain.
20 minutes each day is all you would need to stay healthy (in shape and in good mood).
Meditate to relieve stress
Meditation is commonly a practice of sitting in a quiet place and focusing on your breathe. It can be done lying down, walking or sitting in a traditional cross-legged position. The key is to be comfortable so that you do not lose focus because of discomfort.
Few minutes of correct meditation practice can help activate your body’s natural relaxation response. This would help you relieve stress and bring your body and mind back into a state of equilibrium.
Try meditation techniques like deep breathing, while keeping your eyes close or while looking at one point a bit far across opposite wall – As you prefer.
You can also join meditation classes to learn the proper techniques of meditation so that you experience better results faster