5 Healthy Ways To Cope With Stress And Anxiety

LIFESTYLE  |  February 27, 2017
  • 1. Get more sleep
    1 / 5 1. Get more sleep

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    Sleep is certainly not for the weak, especially when your body won’t stand a chance against your everyday troubles, more so when it’s sleep-deprived. A well rested state is equivalent to half the battle won.

     

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  • 2. Invest in diffuse oils
    2 / 5 2. Invest in diffuse oils

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    Did you know that your sense of smell bypasses your cognitive senses, meaning your body reacts to it first before weighing in on the troubles. Pick up oils like lavender, eucalyptus, jasmine, all of which have calming properties and will make your room smell amazing!

    (Also Read: 4 Scents That Can Do Wonders For Your Well-Being)

     

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  • 3. Do yoga
    3 / 5 3. Do yoga

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    It might sound cliche, but doing yoga will definitely help ease the daily stressors by combining physical poses and controlled breathing into one practice. It is an exercise that brings your mind and body to a standstill while aiding with lowering your blood pressure and heart rate.

    (Also Read: 8 Yoga Poses To Reduce Stress And Anxiety)

     

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  • 4. Eat substantial small meals
    4 / 5 4. Eat substantial small meals

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    You can eat your way to a better mood, but we don’t mean binge eating on your favourite pack of chips. The key is to maintain your blood sugar levels that also works to stabilise your mood. Have a small meal every two to three hours that contains protein like a pack of almonds or a hard-boiled egg.

    (Also Read: 6 Foods That Reduce Stress)

     

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  • 5. Time out, whenever neccessary
    5 / 5 5. Time out, whenever neccessary

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    One important thing to note, is that you’re bigger than your problems. Go for a time out when things get too hectic, through doing your favourite activities like going to the beach to get your feet in the sand, watching a movie or planning your next getaway. Your problems might not go away, but you always can.

     

     

     

     

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