What is stress? Stress is the adjustment/ response your body has to any change in the
environment, body or your thoughts. This reaction can be experienced physically, mentally or emotionally. In most circumstances, stress is felt through negative experiences, which can put a damper on anyone’s day. Luckily, with some simple practices, symptoms of stress can be combated.
1. Breathing Exercises: If you’re feeling stressed, a symptom that people generally feel is an increase in the speed of breathing which can lead to panic and anxiety. Simple breathing exercises can help stop this dead in its tracks. Breath in through your nose for three full seconds, let your stomach rise and breath out through your nose. Repeat this 3-5 times, all while letting your belly rise with each breath.
2. Physical Exercise: Being stressed causes a drop in serotonin levels which can lead to worsening in mood, fatigue and depression. Physical activity at least 30 minutes to an hour a day is one of the best natural ways to increase serotonin levels brightening your overall mood, reduce fatigue and alleviate stress levels.
3. CBD: Among the various benefits, CBD oil helps to relieve symptoms of stress, promote relaxation and boost your mood!
4. Eat Right & Sleep Well: This is probably the most straightforward way to reduce stress and improve overall health. Getting enough sleep is the best way to ensure that your brain is functioning at maximum capacity right when you wake up and eating at least three square meals a day will give your brain and body the energy it needs to keep going.
5. Practice Mindfulness: A good tip to be mindful about stress is but identifying the things that most trigger stress and applying as many or few stress relieving exercise as you need, whether it’s breathing exercises, positive thinking, physical activity, etc.
6. Self-Care: Self-care can involve anything that you feel would relieve your stress. Examples would be a bubble bath, meditation, putting on a face-mask and relaxing, going to the gym or reorganizing your house.
In small amounts of stress can be healthy to experience and easy to manage but in any case, these practicing may help you out when you have a lot on your plate. Don’t let yourself get overwhelmed, if you feel like you need more help to manage stress, reach out to someone that you feel comfortable with.