Stress can make you exhausted but it can also make you looks and feel older than you really are. While the cause of stress can be anything from work, to family or just personal issues, there are some easy and effective ideas on how to manage it in a healthy way.
Instead of splurging on things you don’t need on Amazon, or sulking at home because of the pressure you’re under, try out these easy to master tips to de-stress and feel that anxiety just melt away!
Have A Glass of OJ!
Is there anything more refreshing than a nice, fresh, cold glass of orange juice? This tasty drink isn’t just for breakfast, it could be the afternoon pick up you need if you’re feeling stressed out.
Vitamin C which is found in orange juice is known to reduce your blood pressure and your stress hormones. This will literally help you chill from the inside out. Not to mention taking a few minutes away from your desk or the kids to enjoy a glass alone will be enough time for you to collect your thoughts.
Change Your Language
It’s so easy for us to fall into a pattern of using negative language to discuss what our day entails or how we’re coping with our to-do list. If you stop and think, how many times a day do you say “I need to” or “I have to”?
Believe it or not, this kind of language can trick your brain into thinking it has got a lot more on its plate than it really does. To stop this, change up your language to “I get to” or “I am lucky to” before adding your daily tasks. This tiny change of mindset can go a long way in helping you relax.
Clean Your Space
You might not even notice but the calmness and cleanliness of your surroundings have a massive impact on your brain and eyes being able to calm down and feel at ease. When your desk or home is stacked with piles of papers, unused items, or just plain old clutter, it’s bound to stress you out.
To keep calm, make sure your living and working spaces are kept clean and tidy. If your eyes wake up to the look of chaos, chances are it will trigger chaos in your brain too. Instead, make sure counters and tables are kept clutter-free so the first thing your brain feels in the morning is a sense of organization and calmness, and even add something beautiful for yourself like a fresh bouquet of flowers!
What are your best tips to de-stress? Share them with us in the comments below!