Try These 5 Stress Reducers at Home and at Work

Stress Reducers at Home and at Work (Image Source: Shutterstock)

1. Go Nature Bathing

Use your war against stress as an excuse to escape the city life and take in some beautiful outdoor views. The environments that we place ourselves in either increase or reduce our stress levels, which in turn have an impact on our bodies. Urban cities are sensory overload. They not only affect your mood, but also impact your nervous, immune, and endocrine systems. By getting outside into nature, not only will you get some movement, but also the benefits of a calming environment that’s proven to reduce anger, fear, and stress. This powerful antidote to the pressures of the modern world also can make you happier, enhance your creativity, help to calm you down, and speed up your recovery from illness.

Try Nature Bathing as an Outdoor Stress Reducer. (Image Source: Shutterstock)

2.Turn Down The Temperature

In a world that is always on the move, recovery methods have become increasingly important. The methodologies that were only available to elite athletes and entertainers are now readily available to anyone looking to elevate their health. Cryotherapy, also known as a cryosauna, is a cold therapy treatment that is like an ice pack for your entire body. The body is exposed to extremely cold temperatures produced by liquid nitrogen for a short period of time. Cryo has been shown to help with weight loss, decreasing exhaustion/inflammation, increasing energy levels, and boosting the immune system. The cold stimulates the nervous system and releases beneficial feel-good biochemicals throughout the rest of the body that can help fight anxiety and stress. It’s also a good way to escape any lingering summer heat.

3. Step Up Your Nap Game

Napping isn’t lazy; it’s highly beneficial. You can use this stress-reducer at home, and sometimes at work. Taking a little siesta to yourself can reduce stress, increase alertness, and enhance productivity. A lot of us don’t get enough sleep and still walk around expecting to be fully functional on an empty battery. If you find yourself stressed out, or even if you find that exercise makes you tired, then a 30-minute nap could possibly be one of the best stress-reduction tools you pack in your toolbox.

Taking A Little Siesta Can Reduce Stress. (Image Source: Shutterstock)

4. Grab Your Yoga Mat or Exercise To Reduce Stress

An estimated 80–90% of doctors visits are stress-related. Yoga is an awesome modality to fight stress and find serenity. It has been shown to increase the mind-body connection, improve fitness, and crush anxiety. If you want to give it a try, you can start with a beginner’s vinyasa flow yoga sequence. Eventually you might take a class and try some hot yoga poses.

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5. Set Boundaries and Reduce Stress

You don’t need to be everywhere, and everyone doesn’t deserve access to your time. If it doesn’t light you on fire and bring you life, it probably doesn’t deserve your attention. It’s extremely important to set boundaries and preserve your energy. If you have any theme or word for the rest of this year, let it be “no”. You will find that by saying no more, you will be less stressed and happier, because you will spend your time doing things that you actually enjoy doing.

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