How to reduce stress and stay motivated?
Thinking about the causes is one way to reduce stress in your life. Take a look at the following tips and ways to calm yourself down and to decelerate your daily life. The most important tip: Don’t stress yourself when trying to reduce your stress!
Charge your batteries in just a few minutes
Everybody knows the importance of regular workouts – but speaking frankly, this sometimes creates additional stress instead of reducing it. Therefore it’s important to find your very own way of workout and training methods to charge your batteries. You can try finding short, sporty exercises to support mental and physical health, to tackle the stress and to change your thoughts. Quick workout sessions can be a great equaliser for your whole body and mind. Especially sports like yoga are a pleasure and a great way to balance your physical and mental well-being. Even 10-15 minutes per day can really help.
There are many work-outs based around this idea, which you can easily adapt to your own strengths and preferences. Breathing exercises are another great example - easy to combine with a daily work-routine – they help you get a better perception of your breathing processes in order to eliminate all other sensory stimuli and to relax – that’s definitely worth a calendar entry!
Start your day right!
When handling stress, your attitude can play a big role. Mental training helps you to see things straight and to improve your stress resistance. Exercises like mindfulness training and meditation can affect the brain structures in a positive way and strengthen your inner self perception. Besides mental training, good relationships and friendships can help a lot. Lean on your friends and family for support and take your time to laugh and enjoy every day as much as possible.
Good food makes you feel good
A healthy and balanced diet can make you fitter and puts less strain on the digestive system. Take your time for lunch and enjoy your break to calm down during the day. Also try to do it without those tempting to-go lunch meals. By using vegetables and leftovers from last night’s dinner, it is easy to prepare lunch by yourself. Ease comes with practice - as soon you get into the routine of it, the easier and more effortless it’s going to get. And a small piece of chocolate from time to time can lighten up your mood.