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Stress Management Activities For Instant Relief

Millennials, these days, are touted as the most stressed out generation. Thanks to the advent of technology, the pressure of being constantly connected can take a toll on your mental reserves. Likewise, spending time endless hours on social media can also contribute to increased levels of anxiety due to the pressure to live up to unrealistic standards. With stress coming in from all quarters and no way to vent those negative vibes, the mounting pressure can have a serious impact on your personal as well as your professional life. Here are some activities to help you cope with stress in your daily life.

1
Meditation

This one is a no-brainer; there is nothing that can calm you down better and faster than meditation. A quick 5-minute meditation session, coupled with a few breathing exercises, can instantly calm you down, whether you are at home or stealing a few minutes away from the pressure of your cubicle. Try and empty your brain of all the negative thoughts; repeatedly chanting a soothing phrase can help your mind focus on the task of inhaling and exhaling.

2
Power Naps

Science has backed the fact that people who do not get enough sleep are more stressed, edgy and irritable. If you have a busy work schedule that doesn’t allow you to establish a regular sleep pattern, then you could try taking power naps during the day for elevating your mood and efficiency levels. You can also opt for corrective measures like avoiding caffeine post evening, having a light dinner and a warm shower before sleeping, along with soothing music to create a cosy ambience.

3
Disconnect

Technology, in spite of being a great boon and easy way to connect yourself with people, is increasingly becoming the reason why you feel out of sync with the real world around you. Things are often over-hyped and airbrushed to perfection in the virtual world, leaving you with an ever-present sense of discontentment and anxiety. The simplest answer to this predicament is to switch off the gadgets and spend some quality time offline, either alone or with close friends and family. The exhilarating experience of spending a day being disconnected will definitely help lower your stress levels.

4
Surround Yourself With Plants

There is no denying the fact that plants have an immensely comforting air about them. Being surrounded by plants eases your stress levels and relieves that nagging feeling of anxiety. Nurturing a plant, even if it is a tiny succulent on your workdesk, can give you a sense of achievement and boost your self-esteem. Depending on your time constraints, you can start out with a small desk plant like aloe-vera, which is extremely low maintenance, and gradually move on to bigger spaces near your house that serve as an effective reprieve from the stresses of daily life.

Dr Arun (#askdrarun), co-founder of Pure Cure + Co., elaborates on the need to deal with stress in a right way. He explains, “Ayurveda is known for its prowess in the holistic treatment of anxiety, depression, insomnia, stress-induced hyperacidity, hypertension and headaches.” Relax from Pure Cure + Co., has an effective composition of calming and comforting herbs that counteract the damaging effects of stress on the body. For best results, consume one tablet twice daily after meals, and combine it with regular yoga and pranayama for better results.

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