Stress Relief Habits

Managing your stress is not always easy. It takes trial and error in order to find techniques that work best for your body. When your body is encountering stress, it will raise your cortisol levels which can negatively impact recovery both physically and cognitively. Everyone is different and suffers from stress in a variety of ways. In fact, according to The American Institute of Stress: About 33% of people report feeling extreme stress. 77% of people experience stress that affects their physical health. 73% of people have stress that impacts their mental health. By the end of this article you will have knowledge of multiple techniques that can mitigate stress for your mind, body and soul.

When someone is mentally stressed, they will find themselves less productive, anxious, and more irritable. In order to help manage your mental stress we suggest:

–       Take a digital detox
–       Journal or read a book
–       Tidy your work space
–       Use CBD

When someone is going through stress that is impacting their whole body, they may feel helpless or unmotivated. When this feeling comes on, you need to focus on not being perfect but just getting better. Typically, when people are physically stressed it is because they may have put too much on their plate or didn’t give their body the rest and nutrition it needed. In order to help reduce stress on your body:

–       Get enough sleep (7-8 hours/night)
–       Practice deep breathing exercises
–       Workout
–       Foam roll/get a massage

With the recent pandemic and isolation, people are finding not only their body and mind stressed, but their soul also is undergoing a lot of pressure. This stress on your soul could leave you feeling lethargic, unmotivated, or cranky. Lucky for you, people have been practicing controlling their soul for thousands of years. In order to help your soul find equilibrium try these:

–       Meditate
–       Take time off
–       Get into nature
–       Sing

If you are finding yourself stressed, remember that you are not alone. In these uncertain times, now more than ever we need to stick together. Help each other rise up and conquer our weaknesses and make them into strengths. Managing your stress will not come over night, but with proper practice and techniques that work for your body, you will succeed.