07 Jan STRESS MANAGEMENT
How to Manage Your Stress Levels
In today’s fast paced world we are constantly on the go. We are constantly connected to our smart devices. We have to deal with work, family, traffic and so much more and it never stops! First thing to do is understand what stresses you and then take healthy steps to try and manage them.
Here are a few suggested steps for managing your stress levels and take back some control:
They say reading calms frazzled nerves. Reading is one of the best ways to relax, no matter how short the text is. Reading can reduce the stress level by up to 65%.
2. Listening to Music
Studies have shown that listening to music lowers blood pressure while reducing levels of stress inducing hormones. Listen to music that makes you feel good. Smart phones provide an easy source of music and provide easy access to music wherever you are.
3. Take it outside
Spending time outdoors reduces stress. They say a dose of fresh air is good for the lungs and the skin and its also good for your mental state. Walking outdoors has also been shown to improve energy levels and can also improve memory and attention.
There’s actually a science of relaxation that comes from watching a movie. Because many films transmit ideas through emotion rather than intellect, they can neutralize the instinct to suppress feelings and trigger emotional release,” said Birgit Wolz, a psychologist focusing on movies as therapy, and author of “E-motion Picture Magic.” “By eliciting emotions, watching movies can open doors that otherwise might stay closed.”
Gaming is an effective form of relieving stress. Gamers who suffer from stress and depression normally pour out their anger and frustrations out through video games with noticeable positive results