One of the ways to live long on earth is to live a stress-free life whether you are wealthy or not, apart from eating healthy food and fruits.
However, one of the best ways is to be happy always. Being sad makes one to look old and attract sickness and diseases. Even in a difficult time, look for something to keep you happy. You can watch funny or comedy movies or even cartoons. Laughter really is the best medicine. It relieves physical tension, reduces stress and increases immunity, so watch and laugh away your sorrow.
Have a good rest
Another way to have a stress-free life is to always set aside time to rest. It is said in the local parlance that, “The only time one will rest is when you are in the grave,” but that is a great lie. The body need rest. Surprisingly some sicknesses don’t need drugs but rest. Plan yourself and get enough rest even the medical experts will recommend rest for you when they notice some abnormalities in your body system. If you are finding it difficult to rest in your abode, just take a holiday and travel to somewhere where no one can reach you on phone except your family.
Doing many things at the same time is not good for the body. You are replying text messages, whilst watching TV and speaking on the phone simultaneously. It increases the production of stress hormones (cortisol and adrenaline) that can send your body into panic mode. So do one thing at a time to avoid disaster.
Have good and healthy fruits
When you look stressed up or need to recover on time or it looks like the blood pressure tends to rise¸ just eat a banana. The potassium found in bananas can help to regulate the body. Stress can also leave us feeling depleted but bananas give you a replenishing energy boost that will get you swinging from the trees again! This is the reason why coaches give their players banana during or after match to help reactive their body system.
Have a good kiss and sex
Kissing increases levels of the love hormone, while sex also helps to relax us whilst decreasing the stress hormone. It’s been shown that kissing and sex can lower anxiety in a similar way to meditation as well as generally improving your mood through an increase of serotonin and endorphins in the brain.
Watch a nature documentary
Watching nature especially animal displays can help to relieve stress. Nature documentaries can also sprinkle our minds with mood-lifting wanderlust and highlight the sheer scale of life which can in turn help us gain perspective of our own lives.
Create a little time in your room where you can meditate (e.g. play calming music). Meditation can help ease anxiety and improve concentration.
Take a spoonful of honey
Apart from the harmful aspect of sugar, honey is the way to go. Taking honey reduces inflammation in the brain which can help improve a low mood.
Turn up the music and dance
Combining music and dance can help build self-esteem, lift your mood and reduce anxiety. Dancing may also help express emotions and experiences that are difficult to communicate in words alone…so go dance as if nothing is wrong anywhere.
Play games. Board games, cards and even online/video games (in moderation!) can be a really effective way of relaxing. Fun games can trigger the release of endorphins and can help shift your attention away from stress. Interacting with friends and families through games can help ease stressful dynamics too.
Have a good massage
Having a good massage helps to relieve tension and also relaxes the body system especially the brain. So, it is not all the time you take pain relieve drugs, taking a good massage might just be enough for that troublesome sickness.
Drink hot water
Avoid cold water but instead take more of warm or hot water, it will go a long way to help your system. The Chinese and others drink a lot of clean hot water hence the reason why they are always healthy and look stress-free. Hot water helps cleanse your system of toxins that have accumulated in the body and may be causing tension. You could try adding some lemon for flavour, vitamin C and its mood enhancing properties (e.g. reducing anxiety).
Visit a museum or gallery
Visit to cultural centers provide a safe haven of positive distraction, reduce tension and inspire our creativity too.
Drink green tea
It is not every time you drink chocolate, you can as well take Green tea because it is a source of chemicals which can help relieve anger.
Call an old friend
Speaking to an old friend can be really helping. It can reduce stress levels and no doubt the nostalgia will get you smiling and laughing too especially when you discuss those old school days.
Stretch it out
Stretching has been linked to relaxation and stress relief as well as a greater sense of wellbeing.
Look for a swimming pool and let the water do its magic. Exercise releases feel-good chemicals that can help improve our mental health and swimming is a peaceful way of achieving this. Moving in water has relaxing effects on the body as it allows oxygen to flow to your muscles which consequently regulates your breathing.
Have a bath. Taking a dip in a hot bath will relax your muscles, enabling you to unwind both physically and mentally which can help prepare you for a good night sleep too
Play team sports
Team sports is better for your mental health than exercising alone as they promote a sense of connection and can reduce social anxiety.
Be nice to yourself and avoid negativity
Never criticise yourself, take some time to practice self-love. Remember speaking negative self-talk really will dampen your spirit and cause a lot of stress. Don’t let other people’s negativity shoot your adrenaline levels through the roof.
When we’re feeling anxious our breathing changes and this ‘overbreathing’ can actually produce more anxiety. But deep breathing will encourage your mind and body to slow down and return to normal. Getting anxious? Just have a quick break and take a deep diaphragmatic breath in through your nose for 4 seconds, hold it for 2 and exhale slowly through the mouth for 4 (wait a few seconds and then repeat).
Take a break from social media
Whilst interconnectedness and the opportunities of social media offer us so much, using it too often can have adverse effects. It can lower your self esteem, take you away from the moment and bring drama into your life. All of these factors massively contribute to stress so take a break!
That comforting cup of coffee may not be so good to your nerves. Whilst giving you a temporary boost, caffeine injects adrenaline into your system and increases levels of the stress hormone cortisol. A cup of coffee can brew trouble for anxiety sufferers so try an equally heart-warming decaf alternative instead.
Learn to forgive
This is one thing that will make one to last on earth. Learning how to forgive makes you to be free. When you don’t learn to forgive, it bothers you whenever you see the person that offends you. Learn to understand that everyone makes mistakes. Bullying yourself, mulling over petty grievances and begrudging others is only going to hurt you the more, so start forgiving yourself and others and you’ll find that there’s a lot less to stress about!
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