Staying calm at work has become a difficult task for most of us living the metropolitan dream. Our work habits and negligence to our health are to be blamed for this. But no matter what the reasons be, it is extremely important to work towards reducing our stress levels as it not only affects our mental health but can adversely show up in our physical health too.
So, with the help of experts at Bansal Global Hospital, we bring to you some easy to follow steps to reduce stress:
Meditation helps you mentally and physically. It helps to relax your muscles as well as slow down your brain. It is recommended to combine meditation with deep breathing to get optimum results. Meditation not only de-stresses you but also aids to manage anger and promotes positive thinking.
Aerobic exercises are known to relax brain and body. Exercising releases endorphin, a chemical known to promote happiness and act as natural pain killer for the body. It keeps you fit and avoids fatigue even after whole day of work.
Watch your sleep
Sleep plays a key role in keeping stress at bay. A good night’s sleep is necessary for enduring whole day without any worry. Sleep also promotes better cognition and promotes productivity. Try to stop using any gadget at least an hour before going to bed. Use a suitable mattress and pillow. Sleep in a dark room as lights do disturb releasing of certain hormones in your body.
Get balanced diet
It is important to eat healthy food and eat it on time. Never skip any of your meals and make sure you limit your junk food and high sodium food intake to once or twice a month only. Eat foods which are high in folic acid and omega-3 fatty acids. These components help in maintaining both physical and mental health.
These are some of the measures to control everyday stress. But if you think it’s not helping and you are suffering way more than it can be managed by self, it’s time to see a doctor.