Stress. It comes in all shapes and sizes—the bills won’t stop coming, you never have enough hours in the day, and your family and work responsibilities are super demanding. Stress can take a toll on your body physically, mentally and emotionally. You may feel like there’s nothing you can do or may not know how to deal with stress at all. You do have the power to regain control and tame stress before it brings your life to a complete halt.
We’ve got 4 easy, stress-busting tips on how to deal with stress.
Wake up and smell the roses, literally. Research shows that getting a daily boost of vitamin D from sunlight may take your feel-good serotonin levels to another level. Step outside and take in everything around you—the sights, smells and sounds. This will help redirect your focus from all those stressors each day may bring.
Every day, try to relax using a stress reduction technique. There are lots of tried and true tested stress-zapping techniques so try a few to see what the best solution is for you.
Rely on Rituals
Our bodies naturally crave a routine. So, one surefire way to deal with stress is by creating a comforting routine. When you focus on consistent rituals you are helping your body deal with the physical aspects of stress. Try starting a daily ritual to alleviate any stress, anxiety or tension. You can try taking a relaxing bath before you go to bed, walking your dog each morning before work or listening to your favorite songs during your drive in to the office.
When you start feeling stressed, take a bath! Water has a soothing effect on our mind and body because it brings us back to our time in the womb. Take the relaxation up a notch by lighting some aromatherapy candles or bath salts. Some go-to scents that stimulate relaxation are jasmine and lavender. Epsom salt is proven to relax all your muscles, easing pain and inflammation. Not only will your mood be better after an Epsom salt bath but so will your overall health.
Try these tips and say sayonara to stress once and for all! For more tips on how to deal with stress, schedule an appointment with IMS Pain Management before stress takes hold.