Life is a great gift that deserves to be lived and appreciated by everyone. Unfortunately, in today’s fast paced world, we all have forgotten how to live and that has led to stress and depression in a lot of us. Stress is a silent killer which leads to many other chronic diseases. Do not let stress accumulate in your life! Period. In general, staying calm and peaceful is kind of like our default setting. Our bodies and minds are not built to handle extreme amounts of stress or trouble. And, there is a definite way to get rid of stress and it is much easier that you think!
The key is to take a deep breath and try to be happy, always. As long as you are at peace with yourself, it is a lot easier to interact with other people around you and teach them how to have a better life. The best way of making your life more enjoyable is by simplifying it. You have to be in the driver’s seat and take charge of your own life, because if you don’t, life will drive you!
Do these simple things to reduce stress immediately!
1. Laugh Often
Laughter is the best medicine, also the best stress buster. When we laugh, our oxygen intake increases, thereby stimulating the increase of endorphins. Join laughter clubs or laugh at how absurd the world is!
2. Get intimate with your partner
It can decrease cortisol levels that can in turn reduce overall mental stress. So plan your next romantic getaway with your partner!
3. Chew Gum
According to a Japanese study, those who chew gum twice a day increase their well-being. Active chewing, also known as mastication, is directly related to increased activity in the cerebral area in the brain. It makes your memory sharp too.
4. Spend time closer to nature
Time spent with nature can lower your stress level and it can also boost your memory and uplift your mood. Enjoy early morning sunrise with your family!
Travelling helps us to disconnect from reality and it helps us appreciate the people around us. Alone time is healthy time which will enable you to become more empowered.
6. Listen to your favourite Music
Listening to music can have a tremendously relaxing effect on our minds and bodies, especially slow music. Calming music before bedtime promotes peace and relaxation and helps induce sleep.
7. Play with your pet
Pet therapy has been found to positively impact a person’s mental health by creating positive emotions, decreasing feelings of isolation, and encouraging communication.