Stress is common. Most of us can say we’ve experienced anxiety at some point in our lives. And while you can’t avoid every stressful situation, you can better manage your response to stress. Don’t scream or cry. Instead, try doing one of these eight things to reduce stress quickly and effectively:
If you’re feeling stressed, get up and take a walk. Exercise, no matter how small, produces endorphins. Endorphins are chemicals that act as painkillers, which can help ease your anxiety. The more you exercise regularly, the better you’ll feel. Our Digicare ERI Smart Wristband makes it easy to track your workouts. You’ll feel healthy and stress-free in no time!
Are you stressed because you’re taking on too many projects? Learn how to say no. There’s no reason for you to be busy every second of every day. Your body needs to rest. Instead of taking on more than you can handle, be selective. Saying no will reduce stress and give you room to say yes to other opportunities that bring you joy. Like, spending time with your family and friends.
Sip On Some Tea
There’s a reason tea is one of the most consumed beverages in the world – there are so many health benefits. Our Oolong Ginseng Tea is the perfect mix of black tea and green tea. It’s slightly grassy with a touch of sweetness. Oolong tea contains L-theanine, which is an amino acid associated with relaxation. Take these leaves to work and make yourself a cup whenever you’re feeling overwhelmed.
Take A Nap
Don’t waste the free minutes you have throughout the day. Use them to nap (yes, seriously). This Ostrich Pillow Original is the perfect mid-day companion. It wraps around your head to provide you with complete comfort and support. It’s made with stretchy and breathable fabric so you feel as snug as a baby. Go ahead, rest up!
Use Your Senses
Believe it or not, you can reduce stress by paying attention to your other senses. Listen to music, chew gum, smell a scented candle. These small things can help lower your stress levels. Try applying this Innisfree Green Tea Balancing Cream. Packed with L-theanine, this lotion will help calm you (and keep your skin hydrated).
Watch Your Caffeine Intake
How much coffee do you drink a day? High doses of caffeine can make you jittery and anxious. Especially if you’re not eating enough food. Instead of grabbing a third cup of joe, consider drinking water instead. Water will keep you hydrated and decrease inflammation in your body. Which can help reduce your stress levels.
Write It Out
If you’re feeling stressed, grab this Wooden Journal and write it out. You’ll feel better once everything is down on paper. Plus, writing your thoughts can help you see what’s stressing you out. Are you always venting about your job? Then it might be time to change careers.
How many times during the day to you pay attention to your breath? Chances are, you don’t. Bringing awareness to your breath through deep breathing can be very beneficial. When you feel stressed, your heart rate increases and your body goes into “fight or flight” mode. Breathing deeply for a few minutes will slow your body down and help reduce stress.
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