Everyone has those days where everything is stressful — even the little things. While stress is a normal reaction the body has when changes occur, it can really affect your mood and your performance if you don’t learn how to alleviate the symptoms of it.
In his article Balkhi laid out 5 scientifically-backed studies for reducing stress including:
1. Work out.
2. Write it down.
3. Check your email less.
4. Drink black tea.
5. Chew gum — yes, really.
In an article, I wrote a few years back “Constructive Ways to Deal with Stress” I laid out 12 ways to constructively deal with stress
1. Go For Walks
Going for invigorating walks during the mornings is a good way to deal with stress. It opens up your mind to the beautiful nature and gives you a chance to breathe fresh air. Both of these have a calming and soothing effect on your nerves and give you the strength to deal with stress constructively.
Meditation allows people to clear the mind of all the negative thinking and helps to develop a positive thought process. You will be able to realize the potential residing in you and use it in optimal ways while dealing with stress.
3. Deep Breathing Exercises
Deep breathing exercises help to calm you down, instantly. Whether you are feeling anxious, angry, or stressed out, breathing exercises are the best way to deal with the stress positively and successfully. These exercises are easy and you can do them anywhere, anytime.
4. A Fun Hobby
Indulging in a fun hobby can take your mind off the stress for a short time. Once you can separate your thought process from the pressure situation, you will be able to deal with them in an objective way. Bring your creativity into play and it will help you deal with stress successfully.
5. Family Time
Give your family time and it will help you to unwind from stressful jobs. Playing with your pet or children help to release stress successfully. So that, when you go back to your work the next day you are in a better position to deal with such issues.
6. A Night Out
A night out to town for having a good time with your family or friends can also take your mind off stressful situations. You can consider eating out at a fantastic restaurant or even indulge in time out at nightclubs to take the edge off your pressure situation.
Writing a blog or a journal of your thoughts and feelings related to stress can also help you to deal with a better and in a constructive manner.
8. Watch a Comedy
Watching a comedy sitcom or a movie allows you to laugh wholeheartedly, which is a good way to relieve stress and bring everything into perspective.
9. Go Dancing
Go dancing with your partner at a nightclub or even join dance classes to deal with stress effectively. This channelizes your negative mental energies in a positive way and helps you to deal with pressure situation constructively.
10. Get Enough Sleep
Deep and satisfying sleep for 6 to 8 hours duration at a stretch is a good way to relieve stress successfully. Close the drapes, dim out the light, and suspend ‘Do Not Disturb Sign’ outside your door to ensure that you sleep tight.
11. Get Rid of Stressful Relationships
If a personal relationship is causing you to be stressed, it is better to break away from it at the very first chance. Who knows, the right person may be waiting just around the corner!
12. Schedule “Me” Time
Always have a ‘Me’ time on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. On this day, you will do nothing except what your heart and mind dictate. By indulging in things exclusive to your requirements, you will get high levels of satisfaction. This positive frame of mind will give you a chance to deal with stress in a constructive way.
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