7 Stress-Busting Techniques for a Healthy Mind and Body January 9, 2018
There’s nothing worse than stress getting the better of you. The numerous work deadlines, career dilemmas, and personal commitments generate migraines, bitten fingernails and bad eating habits; finding yourself indulging in too many naughty snacks or sometimes not eating at all. But don’t allow stress to become a regular occurrence in your daily life, or worse the cause of bad health and unhappiness. Here, Health and Fitness Travel share 7 quick and easy stress-busting techniques to free yourself from worry.
Focus your attention to your breath. When we are stressed, many of us experience shallow breathing, which means that we breathe using only our chests and restrict the oxygen circulation in our bodies. Taking deep breaths lead by abdominal movement, ensures the brain is getting the maximum oxygen as well as putting your body at ease. Practising meditation daily will help you breath effectively.
A Good Soak
A bath is the perfect way to relieve stress and ease the mind and body. Fill your tub with bubbles and scented oils, switch on soothing music and light a candle to relax your nerves and indulge in a private getaway. This will give you the opportunity to zone out and simply let go for a while, even if it’s only 20 minutes this can do wonders for frazzled nerves.
Have a cuppa
During stressful periods drinking at regular intervals is important to nourish and hydrate your mind. Go for a cup of herbal tea (skip the caffeine!) to calm your nerves and refresh yourself with nutritious goodness. Specifically, green tea has been found to work as an anti-depressant, so take a sip next time you’re feeling a little down.
An Achievable To Do List
When you have a lot to do it’s easy to create a ridiculously long list that is impossible to complete in one day. Structuring your time around achievable tasks helps to reduce stress levels, allowing you to be pleased with what you have accomplished at the end of each day.
Two words: happy hormones. Twenty minutes of light exercise is enough to increase our dopamine level significantly. At given breaks unwind at the gym or in a quiet area at home by doing exercise, whether it is swimming, yoga, cardio or dancing to your favourite music. No matter what you do, exercise is an effective way to release anxiety and tension, enhancing your body’s capability and your mind’s well-being.
Closing the laptop and getting away from your workstation, gives our minds and eyes a break from a stressful task. Going into a different room to talk to a relative or phoning a friend/partner to gossip helps to refocus our energy on others and ourselves. A motivational talk or a little laugh can put yourself in a good mood, releasing tension and setting you up for the rest of the day.
A frustrating day can send stress levels sky high. So take a few reflective moments and look forward to special plans you have pre booked, such as a spa visit with friends or a cosy night in with your partner. Encouraging positive thoughts helps to overcome emotional stress and effectively soothes the mind. If you don’t have any plans made yet, jot a few down and look forward to reaping the rewards for all your hard work.
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Health and Fitness Travel is a global luxury wellness travel company that originated in the UK in 2010 and is committed to providing healthy holidays that enhance and change lives. Created by Paul Joseph, Adam Heathcote and co-founded in Australia by local Director Samantha Lippiatt as a result of their combined passion for health and fitness travel and offering bespoke holidays to improve people’s well-being to lead happier and healthier lives.
Health and Fitness Travel offers clients a tailor-made seamless service with the very best health and fitness holidays, handpicked by its expert team, together with exclusive and added value packages with the best deals. As leading specialists, Health and Fitness Travel have also created their own healthy holiday collections in various destinations which include Fusion Fitness and Discover Recover, offering clients the best value and holiday experience. For more information visit: www.healthandfitnesstravel.com.au