Life can be extremely fun, but there’s no denying that there are tough times too. Depending on what you’ve got going on in your life, you might find that you begin to feel stressed from time to time. While a little amount of stress is not a problem (indeed, it can be a good thing), if the stress continues to build, then it’ll be important to take steps to reduce it. If you don’t, then you could find that you have a whole host of problems, including being more irritable than you’d like to be and developing health problems.
In this blog, we’re going to take a look at a few tried and tested ways to reduce your stress levels — and quickly.
Take a Walk
A change of scene can do wonders for our wellbeing. While you’d ideally hit the airport and head to a tropical island, that’s not always possible, however. There’s another, cheaper way to change your scene: take a walk. No-one’s entirely sure why, but taking a long walk without having any particular destination in mind can do wonders for our stress levels. If you’ve got a problem on your mind, you’ll likely find that you feel more comfortable with it by the way you return home.
Our breath is more important to our overall well being than most of us realise. If you’re feeling stressed, and have no choice but to remain where you are, then focus on your breathing. Simply taking a deep inhale through the nose, holding it for a couple of seconds, and slowly releasing it through your mouth can bring you back to the present. To get an even greater calming effect, you can use a CBD aromatherapy spray, available from the Kaya Hemp Company. You’ll just need to spray it a couple of times, and then deeply inhale the scents — you’ll find that it can help you to calm down significantly.
Talk It Out
It’s good to talk. Sometimes, we can be thinking about a problem over and over in our heads, getting nowhere. All we’re doing is allowing the stress that we feel about the problem to develop. Instead, pick up your phone, and talk about it with a friend. You’ll usually find that simply saying the problem out loud is enough to make it seem more manageable, but your friend might also have some good words of advice for you to use.
Chew Chew Chew
Here’s a handy lifehack you can use on stressful days: pick up a pack of chewing gum, and chew hard. Again, no-one’s quite sure why this works, we just know that it does. It probably has something to do with the simulation of eating. The thinking goes that if you have time to eat, then you can’t be in a fearful situation that would cause stress.
If all else fails, load up your favourite comedy shows — laughter really is the best medicine when you’re not feeling on top of the world.