Summary: Seeking ways to manage the impending stress? Read on to know how.
‘Stress’ is quite proactively surfacing in the lives of a majority of people nowadays. It attacks in various forms which are projected in different symptoms such as a headache, lack of clarity, depression, weight loss, weight gain, body ache, and many more. It is triggered by both external and internal stimuli. However, the reality remains that Stress in any form is harmful to the entire body’s health and wellness. The key to its effective management and elimination lies in a thought, a thought to rise above it, and a will to grow beyond it.
There are various natural and chemical ways to manage the symptoms of stress once the root cause of the condition has been identified. If you are looking for zero side-effect oriented natural methods of reducing the growth of stress hormones in the body then here is how you can accomplish the same:
Plan Your Day in Advance
A mismanaged schedule may overburden your psyche and cause a burn-out, especially, when you are not feeling mentally or physically up to date. Hence, plan each and every activity in advance while giving preference to the primary ones to avoid chaos in the head. In turn, this restricts the stress from entering the mind. Your mind and body feel prepared and in pace with the comings of the day without an opportunity to feel blocked or confused at any juncture.
Take Up Restorative Yoga Practice
Yoga is a magic remedy for releasing stress and you can thoroughly witness its effects during a restorative yoga class. When we are attacked by Stress, we hold it in various parts of our body–mind, shoulders, hips, and chest. Restorative Yoga sessions are amazing in the opening and releasing of this pent-up stress rendering a rejuvenated feeling to the Yogi’s body and heart.
Try these yoga asanas for instant stress-relief: Balasana (Child Pose), Savasana (Corpse Pose), Happy Baby Pose (Ananda Balasana), Legs-Up-the-Wall Pose (Viparita Karani)
Meditate and Focus on the Breath
Meditation combined with breath-work is an excellent technique to bust stress. Through meditation, mindfulness and relaxation can be achieved. These refresh the mind and help gain a new perspective on things while giving birth to positivity and brand-new ideas. Through meditation, you shall be able to develop a calmer spirit and a pacified body while the negating emotions of apprehension, fury, irritability, etc., shall be efficiently removed.
Get Ample Rest and Sleep
A body suffers much more amount of stress when tired. In fact, stress itself triggers fatigue in the body and mind which only leads to further strain. Walk it off with the help of sleep. Sleep and rest are the perfect tools to reset the body and mind. Hence, adding more time to your sleep schedule can really do wonders for your health and fill you with the exuberance to start over.
Talk it Out
We can’t stress this further – if you are feeling blocked or stuck, let another hand support you and give you that mini-pull you require to come out of the hole. Harboring pent-up emotions inside the body can be highly toxic to the health. Hence, call a trusting soul or better yet, meet them and pour your heart out. Do not be scared of being vulnerable. Everyone has their share of vulnerability at some point or another. This time is yours and let it be yours to heal and be healed.
Above all, believe in the fact that stress is a mere emotion that has temporarily attacked you. When there is a problem, there is a solution as well. So, take a nap, do some yoga and start afresh, for tomorrow is going to be a better day.