10 Ways To De-Stress: Worrying Does Not Overcome Tomorrow’s Troubles
If you worry too much, it won’t help solve your problems, it’ll just make your day worse. At this day and age, the average American is under constant stress and it causes a lot of harm to our health.
So it is very important for the well-being of your mind and body that you find some effective methods of coping with that constant stress.
Successful coping with stress will also help you live a happier life.
You need to be grateful for every lesson in life
You need to look for some light even when it’s total darkness out there. And sometimes it’s very hard to find a silver lining when things are looking pretty bad, but even if the ending is not as you desired, you can always learn from the experience. Just keep your mind open.
Nature is the best surrounding for you
Some studies have shown that when you’re in surroundings that resemble nature or have nature-like colors can greatly help de-stress your body. You don’t need to be outside or in the middle of a jungle to feel nature’s calming benefits. Just having a plant in your living area can greatly brighten your mood and it can even help fight depression.
Always encourage others
Encouraging others might not be the first thing on your mind when you’re under stress, but if you say something kind to someone or compliment them, it works the other way around too. It’s proven that when we do the things we crave for other people, we can feel the benefits too and it makes us feel better.
And you’ve also done a good deed by being kind to someone else and making their day better.
Live in the moment
There’s nothing you can do that will change the past, and there’s no way to know what’s going to happen in the future, so don’t waste your energy being affected by things that happened or by things that may or may not happen.
You have total control of the present. Make sure that you take some lessons from the past and make decisions that will affect the future in the best way possible.
Let quotes from prominent people that have meaning to you inspire you
Words of experience of those who have gone through stuff are of immense value. You might think that each person lives their life differently which is true, but there are always similarities.
The wise words of someone that lived a thousand years ago might be surprisingly true for today’s time too, so it’s always wise to heed them.
A cup of coffee might help
Drinking a cup of tea is proven to boost your energy and stimulate your pheromones, which will generally improve your mood. It is also full of antioxidants that improve your immune system.
One cup of coffee a day without any added sugars, milk or creams can be beneficial for the well-being of your mental state.
Take a walk outside
It’s always good to take a walk alone with your thoughts, even if you’re walking in the middle of the city with people bustling about.
When we’re walking alone our minds enter a meditative state called “involuntary attention”, which happens when we do some activity that requires us to focus on it. The walking in our case is enough to keep us focused and turn our minds towards reflecting and thinking about what’s happening around us.
Smiling uses 10 to 12 muscles on our face, and the activity of those muscles can help brighten our mood even if you were feeling a bit down.
Smiling in front of a mirror helps quite a bit, but if you do it to a passing stranger you might even get some smiles back which can brighten both of your days.
Get a pet
Adopting a pet can be of great benefit for your mental health. It can be a great source of confidence, comfort, and affection.
A loyal pet’s love is unconditional and you can feel it. We can also learn a lot about living for the moment from our pets too. Some studies also show that people that live with pets have less anxiety than those living alone.
Don’t use modern technology as much
Looking at bright screens late at night has a direct effect on our brains as it hinders its ability to produce melatonin, the chemical that helps us fall asleep. And it’s not only that. Using technology too much daily has many other side effects too.
When our normal lives and our online lives get so intertwined, we live two lives at once which can cause sensory overload and we can easily lose ourselves in all the information we receive.
Most of the time, the greatest thing you can do about it is to take a break from technology, so make yourself a plan that instead of scrolling pages on the internet, you need to go out for a walk. Instead of reading an e-book on the internet, read an actual book. Go talk and meet your friends in real life instead of talking with them on social media.
All this not only helps refresh our lives, but it can also help us learn more about ourselves.
Source: Higher Perspectives