How To Relieve Stress And Anxiety
While we now understand the difference between stress and anxiety, understanding the different ways on how to relieve stress and anxiety can go hand in hand. Here are a few tips you can put in place when you feel symptoms starting to arise.
1. Stay active
Give yourself a little break and hit the gym or go for a run when stress starts to hit. Engage in activities that you enjoy and that make you feel good, and surround yourself with people who do the same.
2. Well-balanced meals
Eat healthy and provide your body with energizing, nourishing foods.
3. Avoid alcohol or drug use
These are depressants, and can actually make your stress or anxiety worse. See a doctor or join a support group if you’re having trouble quitting either of these.
4. Focus on your breathing
Sometimes, a few deep breaths in and out is all it takes to relieve some of your stress. Yoga is a great way to decompress and focus on your breathing techniques.
5. Get enough sleep
Your body requires additional sleep if you’re stressed, so make sure you allow your body to get the rest it needs. If you’re having trouble sleeping, try drinking one cup of ZzzTox tea before bed. It contains eight soothing superfoods that are known to relax your mind and body for deeper sleep. To learn more about the best teas to drink before bed, check out this blog post.
Take a minute to put things into perspective. Are your stressors out of your control? If they are, accept what you cannot control, and focus on the things that you can.
7. Talk to someone
It’s never too late to speak with someone. Whether it’s your friends, family, a doctor, or a therapist, there are tons of resources available.