Stress has become inevitable part of people’s lives. It represents the reaction of our body to pressure. Whether this pressure is real or imagined, the body immediately responds in order to protect our system.
Stress does not always have bad influence on us. Sometimes it helps people react more quickly, work efficiently under pressure, or it helps the body and mind to take immediate action like slamming on the brakes to avoid an accident. However, beyond a certain point it stops helping the body and causes major damage to our mood, productivity, and quality of life.
So, the best way to be more productive and to enjoy life more is to reduce the stress. Here are some techniques on how to do it:
Meditation is the best way to reduce the stress level. With only few minutes a day your body will be very grateful. This process is the most efficient when you try the best to ignore all the negative thoughts and worries. The best way to achieve this is to create an ideal zen atmosphere with candles, music or with oil diffusers that create different soothing sounds.
Breathing steady helps you relax and also plays a major role in reducing stress. Especially when you breathe deeply. Deep breathing sends a message to the mind and to the body o calm and relax. Breathing exercises are a great way to reduce stress and don’t require any special preparation, training or tools.
Try to spend time in the moment. Don’t rush all the time. Stop for a moment to feel the breeze, inhale the fresh air and enjoy the surroundings. This will definitely lower the tension.
Communicating and interacting with people is always beneficial. It is good to communicate, to know what’s going on in other people’s lives. Face to face is the best way to do it. You get to go outside, hang out with some food and drinks. This way you’ll become aware that other people have problems and worries too. But sharing makes it a lot more easier to cope with.
This doesn’t mean you have to run kilometers. You just need to start moving more. Walks in the park or maybe yoga. Stretching or a quick walk around the neighborhood also help to reduce tension.