No matter how much we try to avoid stress, it somehow creeps into our lives. Be it work-related, finance-related or festival-related. And at this time of the year when festivities are in full swing there is so much extra work like decorating your home, preparing gifts for your relatives, spending time with your family and attending to your guests. And it is perfectly normal to feel this way and you can definitely deal with it. You just need to calm down first and take a deep breath. There are certain things that can really soothe up your mind and we would want to pass on these things to you all so you look your festive best on Diwali.
It might sound lame but it is really effective. Music can help you soothe your mind and by music we don’t mean that you opt for EDM, Rock or Techno. Choose relaxing and calming music, plug in your headphones, lie down and feel the music. It’ll help you soothe your mind and take you away from all the negativity.
If you have a hobby try to find time for it when you are feeling stressed. It doesn’t matter what it is until you love doing it, it could be dancing, singing, playing an instrument, sports, reading or painting. If you love doing it, it will instantly cheer you up and make you happy. Even if it’s cooking then go to your kitchen and create your own dish. So make your hobby personal to you and just have some ‘me’ time.
Yoga is a mind and body practice that includes stretching exercises, controlled breathing and relaxation. Yoga helps you to de-stress your mind, lowers your blood pressure and improves heart functioning. It increases your inner strength that allows you to face daily challenges and it’s even more beneficial if you do it in the morning under the sun. It is sure to clear up your mind and make you feel light and relaxed.
Other than that, there are some stress-busting foods that you can add to your diet:
Oranges are packed with Vitamin C which helps to lower blood pressure and the stress hormone cortisol.
Spinach is filled with magnesium that helps regulate cortisol levels and promote feelings of wellbeing.
Rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, fish helps keep cortisol and adrenaline from boosting when you’re feeling tense.
Almonds are rich in vitamins B2 and E and these nutrients help maintaining the immune system during all those stressed times.
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