Today’s generation is a generation of working men and women. Everyone is so busy with their work that they have lost the ability to focus on their health. We have become robots, constantly bouncing between work and home, unable to handle all the workload and stress. We need to take a step back, breathe, and take some time for ourselves. Don’t lose yourself with this fast-moving world! Check out these simple ways to keep your stress levels at bay, and lead a happy and fulfilling life.
● Meditation and Exercise
Physical fitness is the crux of a healthy life. It doesn’t need to be a hard-core workout session, just spare out some time for a light yoga or meditation. Take an early morning walk in nature, do some breathing exercises, or just do the chores by yourself. Anything that makes you feel energized again.
It doesn’t matter if you believe in God or not, have something or someone in life that you can show complete faith in. Just for once or twice a day, remember them, make a call to them if you please. That is enough to lessen your stress and make you smile.
Cleanliness adds a newness and freshness to life. Why is it that arranging the cupboards or cleaning our room instantly makes us feel lighter? It’s because organized surroundings help keep our thoughts focused. So, go, tidy up your messy worktable, place some fresh, colourful flowers and then see the change!
● Positive Thoughts
The best weapon against stress is a positive thought! If one keeps on working harder than ever, but still has negative thoughts lurking in his mind, he will never achieve success. His thoughts will always drag him down. So, detox your mind and fill it with uplifting thoughts.
● Good Food
Food is what one lives for! Good food equals good thoughts. Have a healthy and fulfilling diet to let positivity in. Eat what you love- something that brightens up your mood. A full and content stomach is home to creative and optimistic ideas.
● Inspirational Books
Reading drags us into the world of imagination. It shows us new realms, new characters, and settings, that momentarily, we forget what stressful situation we were actually in! It is super-comforting to the senses. Light reading can be extremely rewarding. Reading inspirational stories of real-life heroes can boost up your morale to a whole new level. Some examples might be:
o The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
o The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma
o The Art of Happiness by Dalai Lama
o The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale
Writing is a process of self-discovery. Penning down whatever is causing you trouble, is believed to ease mental tension to a great extent. It calms the mind and soul. You can also try your hand at doodling or colouring, both of which are well-known stress-busters.
All these activities are simple yet extremely effective. Applying these in your daily life would help you lead a positive and Stress-free life.
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