8 Ways to Reduce Stress
- Set out to consciously have peace of mind.
All the noise at work is enough distraction, and the tendency is that you lose your focus and you cannot work at your best. Having peace of mind will help you regain focus. Meditating will help you control anxiety and reduce stress.
- Workout or exercise regularly.
Find time to work with dumbbells and stretch out your muscles. On weekends, you can run around the block with your pet dog, or enjoy walking around a nearby plaza/public place. You can also invite your friends for some good old healthy bonding.
- Listen to music.
Listening to good music can help you relax. Classical music or other genre of your choice that possess a calming effect to your senses will be of great help.
- Turn off the gadgets.
Other than smartphones, most people today have other gadgets like iPads and tablets. Turn them off, refrain from playing games and stop browsing your social networking sites for a bit – take breather from all these. Spend your coffee break with friends and share a real conversation. Get to know them and make them know a little more about yourself.
- Reward yourself.
Whatever this is your norm or not, make sure that you have your “me time.” You can go shopping, bake something, or pamper yourself with aromatherapy.
- Feel the goodness of nature.
Take a walk through a nature park or ride a bicycle around. Perceive the sweet greenery and scents of flowers. You can also put a mat over the field and read a good book. Just make sure a Frisbee disc or a football game is not going on too close to you.
- Try something new.
Come out of your comfort zone and try out some new stuff. You can go backpacking to nearby countries, or if your free time will not allow, you can try out a new hobby or activity.
- Attract positive vibes.
Nothing beats a positive outlook in life. Do not forget to appreciate all the blessings that you have, and always put a smile on your face.
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