In aid of National Stress Awareness day, I have decided to share a few ways that I try to de-stress and remain level headed in my hectic life and sometimes highly demanding day job
This is probably the most important one for me. Being organised in life and works limits surprises. Make a to-do list for each day and go through your list one step at a time. Diarise tasks and meetings on your phone or outlook with time frames and reminders. If you prioritise by importance andtime, you’ll find that tasks get done quicker leaving you more free time and less time stressing about ‘all the things you have to do’
Listen to music
Music therapy has been shown to help in decreasing anxiety. Listening to soothing music can be very relaxing—and slow tempos in particular can induce a calm state of mind. After a stressful day, take a long bath, light some candles and listen to some dolphin music (you can find loads of these sounds on YouTube)
Research has shown that meditation can be helpful in lowering heart rate and blood pressure, so find yourself a quiet space and clear your mind of all your thoughts..
This one kind of follows on from meditation. Take some time out for yourself every so often to unwind and de stress your mind and body. Yoga is a great way to do this, or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Communicate with others and use your support network
If were stressed out, our mind sometimes tricks ourself into thinking our ‘problems’ are worse than they actually are. If something is bothering you, share it with people close to you, you’d be surprised at how much it helps. There is sometimes an easy solution to a problem when you have a fresh perspective. ‘A problem shared is a problem halved’ and all that.
I hope this helps – do you have any tricks to de-stressing in your daily life?