The world we live in today is extremely fast-paced and busy.
It is no surprise that so many of us feel the full effects of stress on a daily basis! But there are things we can do to start living a healthier and happier lifestyle.
Prioritise important activities
Sometimes, it can be hard to balance work and private life. If you don’t value priorities, you can make your life more difficult in the long run.
By deciding which of the upcoming tasks that need completing are most important, you can make sure that things are done on time and to the best quality possible.
Finding that balance means you shouldn’t have to overwhelm yourself with work or with or with plans that you’ve made.
If you want your life to feel easier as you go through it, learn to organise your time.
Whether it’s just the next day, the next week or even the next month – knowing what to expect when you enter a new day decreases your anxieties and allows you to avoid stressing over small details.
Talk to people about how you are feeling
There is absolutely no shame in seeking help when you’re under a lot of stress. If you just try to deal with it yourself you may just escalate the problem or develop unhealthy coping mechanisms.
If stress is seriously taking a toll on your life, find someone to confide in. This can be a doctor, counsellor, friends or family!
It is not uncommon to have insecurities or to feel like things are getting on top of you. Find someone that can help you work through your difficult times and then you can share your successes together.
Get more sleep
Lounging around watching Netflix in bed does sound enticing but in reality, it can actually be very bad for nerves.
If you already stress frequently, you will only be making the problem worse if you do this regularly.
Instead of spending an extra few hours in front of the TV, try as hard as you can to use those extra hours for more sleep. You should be aiming for at least 8 hours a night.
Many healthy foods are good for stress.
Green veg, salmon, turkey, oats, blueberries and dark chocolates are just a few tasty examples!
These types of food are good for stabilising blood sugar and, in fact, provide a positive emotional response when you eat them.
You should also aim to replace your sugary and fizzy drinks with more water. The physical benefits that this kind of hydration will provide will also be felt mentally.
From intense gym workouts to mild yoga, whatever your preferred type of exercise there are always a host of mental benefits that go along with it.
Any exercise will help to release endorphins – your feel-good hormones. Yoga also has meditative benefits to help you feel much more level-headed.
If stress has been getting to you lately and you could really do with a relaxation day, why not come and see us at The Stable?
With a whole range of relaxing facilities, you can forget about the stresses of your busy life and simply enjoy yourself.