Ways to release stress and anxiety
In this present scenario, thanks to our sedentary lifestyle, we find ourselves in a situation where we often feel anxious, drained and stressed out.
Stress could be anything such as relationship stress, workload, deadlines, exams etc. While there are many people who experience anxiety and panic attacks quite often, thanks to social taboos, tend to neglect it which makes the condition even worse.
However, you can always take out some time for yourself and try to understand the root cause of the problem. Here are some ways which can help you manage stress and anxiety:
Practice meditation and yoga in the mornings – The best time to start your day is with the first rays of sunlight. A 10-minute meditation in the morning followed by sun salutations (surya namaskars) is very therapeutic.
Eat healthy food – Snacking on unhealthy foods may trigger a temporary happiness in your brain, but once that passes you will feel really bad about it. This causes a lot of stress which in turn leads to overeating. Instead stick to a healthy routine that works for you and treat yourself to your favourite foods 2-3 times a week.
Surround yourself with positive people – It is very important to choose the right company. It totally depends upon you as to what sort of people you want around. Positive people encourage you, motivate you and inspire you to flourish and be the best version of yourself. This not only improves your social life, but also doubles as a great stress buster.
Take a break and pamper yourself – Lastly, don’t forget to take a break from your busy schedule. Even if you are in a 9-5 job, take out some time for yourself. Take off on weekends and go for a short vacation, pamper yourself, and celebrate your achievements. This way your body feels relaxed and the mind is happy keeping you away from anxiety or stress.