Stress is our body’s natural response to pressure. Although it can manifest as a feeling of being overwhelmed or unable to cope, stress is not necessarily a negative reaction. Indeed, it can be positive, helping to keep us alert and motivated. Stress becomes a problem when we are unable to manage it in a healthy way.
Over the years, humans have discovered how to relieve this stress. From practicing meditation to curtailing or eliminating alcohol and cigarettes, here are some tips for preventing stress from getting the best of you.
Yoga promotes mental and physical relaxation and helps reduce stress and anxiety. Posture promotes mobility, relieves tension and relieves pain. The yoga poses help release physical obstructions such as muscle knots and release emotions and tensions. It also promotes the release of endorphins that enhance mood. This is a soothing hormone that can have a positive effect on how you deal with stress.
Focusing on the current moment while practicing yoga will increase awareness, focus and focus. Being aware of the non-persistence of the senses, thoughts, and emotions may make it easier to let go of your attachment to positive, negative, and neutral experiences. You can also learn to develop emotions such as love, joy and tranquility.
Get some exercise!
We know that exercise can improve your sleep – and better sleep improves your ability to manage stress. Physical activity is also shown to enhance your mood – when you exercise, your body releases hormones like endorphins and endocannabinoids that counteract pain and help you sleep better. Just be careful not to work out close to your bedtime, as this can sometimes disrupt your sleep.
Improve your diet!
What you eat is what you are. A healthy diet rich in complex carbohydrates, lean protein, antioxidants, and fatty acids – the good kind found in fish, meat, eggs, and nuts – can reduce stress, boost your immune system, lower blood pressure, and improve your mood.
Drink more tea!
Tea helps to naturally increase the levels of serotonin and melatonin in the body, making you feel relaxed without getting sleepy. In addition, it can relieve tension by relieving muscle and headaches that are often associated with stress and anxiety.
Humans have spoken of tea’s relaxing and invigorating qualities for centuries. It not only quenches your thirst, but also serves as a meditation aid, a soothing drink, or a relaxing treat. The evidence is compelling – scientists have proven that tea reduces levels of cortisol, a stress hormone. Tea is also rich in antioxidants, which help protect your cells against damage caused by chronic stress.
For example, our Olinda jasmine green tea is rich in antioxidants and is great for revitalizing the senses and refreshing the soul. In addition to its stress-busting properties, drinking green tea every day also seems to reduce the risk of developing depression and dementia.
Humans will never eradicate stress. Instead, we can learn how best to manage it, using our diets, daily routines, and a cup of wellness!