We all lead busy lives and it can feel like we have no down time. If you find that you don’t have time to exercise or to meal plan or to even sit and watch your favorite TV show, then the chances are that you are running on empty. That is never going to be a good thing if you carry on. You might be feeling run down and perhaps even stressed. Stress can affect our health so much, so it is important to deal with stress as and when it arises. So if a busy lifestyle is leading you to feel unwell or constantly rushed, here are a few things that you can do, to beat that stressful feeling.
Make time for exercise
It can be hard to fit everything in that we need to do, but exercise does need to be made a priority as it can affect our health so much. When we exercise our body rewards us with plenty of feel good hormones. So that is a massive benefit when we are feeling stressed. You can also release stress through certain exercises like boxing or running. It is so much better to get all the stress out in an environment like the gym than to bottle it all up and make yourself feel even more stressed. If you want to try something new when you exercise, then look for some new, different exercises like these, to help reduce stress and anxiety: womenshealthmag.co.uk/health/stress/4353/11-free-activities-to-ease-anxiety/.
When you take the time to just be by yourself or to meditate, then it really can be a massive help when it comes to your stress levels. Think about it; how likely are you to be getting stressed out when you regularly take time out to think and reflect? Being with your thoughts helps you to process them and think about all that you need to do, or things that have happened. Even just taking the time to listen to your breathing can help you to switch off from the stress of everyday life. Some accessories like a mat or some stress ball if you are looking to make this part of your regular routine. Shopping somewhere like meditativewisdom.com could be a good place to look.
Take regular tech breaks
We can get so caught up with social media and tech, that it can really start to affect your stress levels or overall health. When you use a screen in bed, or close to bedtime, it does affect how well you are able to sleep. Social media is notorious for causing stress levels to be increased due to it’s competitive and quite passive aggressive nature. So if you find that you feel worse after checking your Facebook feed, schedule yourself in some regular social media and tech breaks.
Is there anything else that has helped you to feel less stressed that you would add to the list? Would love to hear what you think.