Sat. Sep 30th, 2023
stress buster

Everyday life has its own ups and downs and as they say, you can never skip the inevitable ups and downs of life. However, you cannot remain stressed and function actively, so it’s a must to deal with this problem right away. 

Antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications have their own side effects and going for therapy every week is a hell a lot of an expense. Thus, you should stick to stress-busting activities. 

Thankfully, there are many effective stress busters. Let me share a few of them with you, here: 

Deep Breathing 

First and foremost, you need to take a deep breath. There is a problem and the anxiety kicks in, start taking deep breaths. Inhale and exhale after 2-3 seconds. Think about the situation and keep practicing deep breathing for 10-15 minutes. You can also use this breathing exercises app to guide you.

Trust me; once you’re done breathing, you’ll get back to normal. You’ll feel the stress leaving your body and you’ll feel light and de-stressed immediately. 

A Warm Cup of Herbal Tea 

Most people turn to caffeine when they’re stressed. They start taking espresso shots or Americano in the hopes that it will help them out. Well, guess what? Caffeine never helps. It’s a stimulant that increases your stress levels.

What you can do is have a cup of herbal tea instead. Numerous herbs and plants work well for stress relief. Medical marijuana/weed is also an option. I’ve recently had an extremely rough patch and marijuana is what kept me going. I’ve found this amazing place in Montreal to get weed and it has helped me a lot.

Meditation

Meditation is famous for its healing properties. Whenever you’re stressed, just meditate for a few minutes and you’ll feel better both emotionally and emotionally. Meditation teaches you to live in the moment, treating the root cause of stress that’s overthinking. 

It doesn’t allow you to think about the past or the future, which naturally helps in eliminating stress and anxiety. So, all you need to do is find a peaceful corner in your house or office, sit down, and meditate for 5-10 minutes.

Body Massage 

If you’re constantly anxious or stressed, make time for a body massage. Speaking of alleviating stress naturally, there’s nothing more helpful than a body massage. It not only relaxes you physically but also calms you down mentally. 

Apart from that, regular body massages will help you sleep comfortably at night. It will aid digestive issues and body aches that frequently co-occur with stress. Just visit a nearby spa once or twice a week and get rid of the stress as well as the mental exhaustion.

A Warm Bath 

Last but not least, it’s more of a lifestyle tip than a stress buster. If you’ve been stressed all day due to your hectic routine, you must end the day on a brighter note with a warm bath. 

Add your favorite fragrance into lukewarm water and let your body soak in for a few minutes. It’s very effective to release stress. Not to forget, it promotes a peaceful sleep as well. It relieves physical and emotional stress simultaneously and uplifts your mood instantly.  Incorporating the stress busters mentioned above will change your life for good, I promise. Just be sure to stay positive and consistent.

By Manali