5 Smart and effective ways of dealing with your stress

We will look at 5 smart and effective ways of dealing constructively with your stress. As stress can cause a range of different health problems like depression and high blood pressure, is it extremely important to find ways to lower your stress levels. Here are 5 of them:

1. Identify the source of your stressors

The only way to solve your stress is to find out what are causing it. Once you know that you can go ahead and find solutions for it. It may be that you stress about not getting your work done on time. Once you have identified that as being the problem you can start to plan better, to maybe get a organizer or to manage your time better.
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2. Take up yoga and/or Pilates and do meditations

Yoga, Pilates and meditation are all relaxing and de-stressing exercises. They will help install a sense of serenity and will also strengthen your nervous system – helping you cope better with stress. To benefit from these exercises you have to do yoga and Pilates at least once a week and meditation at least once a day. You can also practise Pilates in the comfort of your own home by using a pilates ring or a Pilates band.

3. Exercise regularly

Exercising regularly will help you to lower your stress levels. And it will also make you feel happier – thanks to the feel good hormone dopamine. Aim to exercise for at least 4 times a week for best results. One of the easiest ways to ensure that you get your exercise in, is to invest in a home fitness treadmill.

4. Have regular massages

Can you remember how you felt after a good massage? You felt totally relaxed and like a million dollars, right? That’s the power of massage, it helps you to relax and de-stress. Try to have a massage at least once a month.

5. Make time to relax with family and friends

Your friends and your family also has a big impact on your stress levels. Playing around and having a good laugh with them will help you to have less stress. Make sure that you schedule enough family time.

These ways of managing your stress are all you need to lower your stress levels and to be able to better deal with stress. And please don’t reach for unhealthy stress handling methods like junk food or cigarettes.