Do you wake up in the middle of the night and ask yourself, “what’s bothering me?” Are you the one who always keep seeking for an answer to this question “how to eliminate or even lower your stress levels”? If your answer is a BIG yes, then you must spare five minutes of your precious time, sit peacefully and read to some positive things that can change your entire life.
Today, JoolayLife will try to get this STRESS thing out of your head and help you lower the levels of anxiety, worry and tension by sharing some very easy tips for reducing stress.
Stress reducing diet
The first and the most important thing that contribute to our stress levels is what we eat. If you have ever studied Ayurveda, it divides food into 3 categories, Tamsic, Rajasic and Sattvic. Tamasic and Rajasic foods are known for amplifying your stress levels while Sattvic or yogic food relaxes your senses. So, if you are a yogi, or eat Sattvic food, the chances of getting hyper, stressed or anxious automatically lower down.
But this doesn’t mean you have to change your diet! Continue eating your favorite food. That’s not a problem. In addition to it, if you incorporate some food items that can relax your muscles and nerves, you can counter your major problem of how to eliminate stress. The diet includes:
- Lemon-ginger tea
- Omega-3 fatty acids rich food
- Green tea
- Kava Kava
Following this easy stress lowering tip can do wonders in your life!
Burn it [stress] up
We won’t ask you to wander here and there and waste your time and energy on lighting things up. Rather, we focus here on lighting up a lamp or candle that’s made up of a secret ingredient which helps in reducing stress levels.
Yes, you guessed it right! We are talking about “essential oils”. It is medically proven that by aroma therapy, many cases related to elevated stress have been taken care of. If not in a night, but in a couple of weeks for sure. Here are the most popular fragrances to try:
- Roman chamomile
- Ylang ylang
- Orange or orange blossom
Trying this stress reducing tip is far more affordable than visiting a medical practitioner!
Listen to stress busting music
There are some specific sound wavelengths to which our ears are very sensitive and responsive at the same time These ways have direct connection to your brain. And we all know that music plays an important role in our moods. Listening to a rock song can pump the adrenaline in and make you drive like a speed racer and listening to a romantic track can make you drive like you have all the time in the world to reach your destination.
Similarly, by listening to relaxing music, which can be classical, jazz, blues, old classics, instrumental and most importantly, the sounds of nature have irreversible healing impact on your senses. So, next time when you want to scratch up your head and wonder, how can I eliminate this stress, try listening to relaxing music.
Looking for something out of the box? Here are the Secrets of meditation– A cure for bodily ailments!
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Share stress with your family
There are times when we find ourselves surrounded with faces who we aren’t familiar with at all. As a student, as a professional, as a father or as a mother, sometimes we don’t have anyone to communicate with at our workplace, school, college or be it at a new place. At that time, we only have our family to lift us up and get us out of every pot hole. And this time, the biggest obstacle we are facing is stress!
If you are far from family, all you need to do is pick up your phone and call your loved ones, your mom, your dad, your brother or sister, your son, your daughter or anyone else who really care for you. Trust us! There is no bigger relief than sharing your worries with the ones who truly love you. Once you do this, your stress will vanish like it never existed. And if not fully, a partial beginning will surely be noticeable.
We bet this stress reducing tip won’t leave you empty handed. CHEER UP guys! 😉
NO means NO
Do you know or have you ever imagined that a simple gesture of saying YES when you want to say NO could possibly be a trigger to your STRESS BOMB? At many times in our life we come across events when unwillingly we agree to others’ opinions, orders, requests and sometimes offers! And this is when our worries begin to entangle us. Try to remember one of the incidences that happened to you recently or go into your deep past, you will find one for sure!
So, if you want to say goodbye to stress, don’t say YES when you want to say NO! It will not sound pleasant to the other person at present, but in the near future, this will settle down. By a single NO, you will eliminate a potential stress out of your life and this will also help you reduce the stress that you are encountering.
See you in the next chapter 😛
This is not a tip to reduce stress. It is an end-note for now! As we don’t want you to gulp every stress eliminating technique at once. Try the above ones! They are the easiest and the most effective ones.
One more thing! An easy way to lower your stress level is to take a break from your daily tantrums and serve your wanderlust. And don’t worry about the dollars and pounds; here are some cool tips to travel on a budget!
And not to forget, JoolayLife will come up with more secret weapons to cut your stress away in our upcoming blog which will help you fight stress like a pro!
Stay healthy- travel the world!