Simple Ways to Reduce Stress and Stop Worrying

We all have stress - at work, at home, and in life in general. Sometimes we can feel especially stressed because of a bad interaction with someone, too much work, or everyday hassles like getting stuck in traffic. Although the reasons vary, but this negative stress can keep you from feeling and performing your best - mentally, physically and emotionally.

We are going to tell you some very easy ways to release stress.

Go out for a walk. Our environment has been made up in way that even if we spend a few minutes outside our house, it can provide a mood boost. The natural settings induce calm.

Smiles are stress busting when they're genuine. Smiling can also help an elevated heart rate recover faster after a stressful situation has passed.

Just like certain smells remind us of memories, it can also elicit the relaxation response. Lavender has the ability to turn up the effect of anti-anxiety meds and painkillers.

Music also helps to keep you calm. Listening to music can lower the levels of cortisol (a stress hormone).

Speaking to a friend helps us to release stress. In addition to that, positive self-talk can help you remain calm and make it easier to come up with effective solutions to problems.

Writing about your problems in a journal can help you feel calmer and help you arrive at solutions you would have never thought of.

Remember that one must be honest about their feelings to reap the biggest benefits.

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