|How To Be Happy?|
We all want a stress-free life and a peaceful mind. You can enjoy your life and perform at your best if you can actively work to lower your stress.
One cannot be 100% stress-free all the time. But we can certainly lower our stress levels to achieve life balance and lead a happy life.
Here are 3 ways which helped me reduce stress in my life and it can help you too.
1. Get up early and exercise.
As your day unfolds, your energy levels might go down and you may feel tired.
So it is always advised to exercise early in the morning as your body is completely recharged when you wake up after 6 or 7 hours sleep.
Early morning workout increases your stamina, keeps you energized all day and burns off your stress.
Getting up early and exercising is one of the most effective habits of highly successful business people.
2. Don’t check your phone as soon as when your alarm goes off in the morning.
I have a confession to make. I keep my phone next to me so that when I wake up, I could check my notifications.
I start replying to emails which will take hardly a few minutes and reply to social media updates.
I’m trying to change this habit.
This productivity video by Jay Howard will show you how to flip the switch from being reactive to being proactive.
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Instead of checking your social media feeds, plan your to-do list for the day and prioritize your important goals.
Kathleen Hall, Atlanta-based stress expert and founder of The Mindful Living Network says —
“Checking your email or social media might tell you what’s new in the past 8 hours, but it will also cause your stress hormones to soar: Your recently resting brain suddenly has to process all this information, sending it into panic mode in order to wake up faster.”
So, avoid checking your phone just after you wake up to live a stress-free life. We’re all in this together!
3. Relieve physical and mental stress by getting dirty.
Here, by suggesting you to get dirty, I ask you to be a nature lover.
To reduce your stress causing hormones, grow a small garden; it’s easy and you can see some ideas here, cultivate a flower box filled with your favorite flowers.
Or like me if you live on the third floor of a building or tower you’ve got very limited space, still you can plant a few flower pots — indoors or out.
Experts say,“Just putting your hands in soil is ‘grounding.’ And when life feels like you’re moving so fast your feet are barely touching the stuff, being mentally grounded can help relieve physical and mental stress.”
Over to you!
I invite you to share some of your daily routines in the comments section below which help you relieve stress.
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