Life is not stressful.
It is the things we do that are. Sometimes, we don’t even realize something is stressful until it is almost too late.
Work, for example, is one of the reasons most people are too stressed to enjoy the fruit of their labor, let alone enjoy the beauty of life.
If work is stressing you out, like what most people experience, here are the ways you can de-stress and stay healthy:
Have a breath of fresh air
Don’t get stuck on your desk. Go out, take a quick walk and have a breath of fresh air. We understand that work can be overwhelming sometimes and stressful to say the least but it does not mean you have to drown on it. Take short standing breaks, and you will feel a lot better sooner than you think. When you return to your desk, you will find yourself energized and motivated once more.
Drink plenty of water
Don’t skimp on liquid, especially water. Drink up. When you are dehydrated, you easily feel stressed and cranky, not to mention hungry. Bring a refillable water bottle with you and put it on your desk to remind you that you need to drink all throughout the day.
Eat clean and often
The demand of your work can be taxing, and we don’t always have the patience to deal with the stress it brings. However, when you eat clean and often, you strengthen yourself and build your stamina. You fuel your body with the right food, and you fight stress the right way.
Have an active lifestyle
Exercise as often as you can. One of the best ways to deal with stress is to sweat it out. Lose the knotted muscles and fill up on your happy pill, also known as happy hormones, which you produce more of when you workout. If you do not have time to hit the gym, you can always jog or take a walk. If it doesn’t work, you can exercise at home before you leave for work. It does not matter how short it is, it still counts.
How do you combat stress? By doing something your mind and body will thank you for.