With the worldly chaos, toxic relationships, hectic jobs and a mere deception of a perfect life on social media, people can get stressed out pretty often. While we can’t control the inevitable situations, we can surely control how we counter them!
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No matter if you are living in the United States or any other country; anxiety and stress are the most prevalent psychological diseases in the world, with stress being the most common companion for millions of people across the globe as almost 70% of adults suffer from stress.
Social media has triggered unrealistic expectations of how productive humans can and should be at work. It is now one of our common experiences to do ‘better’ to impress other people and prove our worth. We tend to fulfil every other unrealistic expectation from people and to make our lives an ‘ideal’ one according to the standards defined by social media.
We have started seeing the world through a black screen, and not from our naked eyes! While our digital gadgets are on a constant buzz, we forgot to ravish quiet, still and peaceful moments in our lives.
Do you want to have a stress-free life? We bring you the five effective ways to ward off the feelings of stress and anxiety entirely.
1. Disconnect from social media
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When experiencing distressing feelings like stress and anxiety, it’s better to distance yourself from online chaos and reduce the flow of information. Social media is a hub of deception, and we, unfortunately, crave for it! We get lured by the online stuff that we turn blind’s eye to the reality we’re living in.
Stop seeing the world through your phone, and start embracing yourself as who you really are. Don’t let Facebook, Instagram and twitter define your standards of living. If someone is living a happy life- be happy for them, and if their life is taking a toll on your mental wellbeing, then it’s better to shut off your social accounts and have a time out for better!
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You don’t necessarily require a fitness professional to take care of your body when you can do it yourself at home. Make a habit of exercising at least an hour every day to keep your body fit and mind refreshing. Regular workout allows your body to release endorphins, which quickly enhances your mood and emotions. It also helps to eliminate the levels of stress hormones cortisol.
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Meditation is one of the proven techniques to help defeat stress and anxiety. It increases mindfulness and the feeling of being closer to the actual reality. It helps you to identify the worth of your soul, body and your overall existence. You’ll be less anxious for the feature and for whatever has happened in the past.
Listening to calm music, focusing on your breaths, or a scented candle will be enough to get you in the mood. The idea is to stop worrying about the future or past, instead, live the present to the fullest!
4. Get along with your friends
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No matter what, a company of good friends can beat everything! Spending quality time with friends is essential to boost your mental health wellbeing. Isolating yourself in the neediest hours can be detrimental to your psychological state.
Even getting on a call with your bestie can bring a significant positive change in your mental state, especially when you share your thoughts about what’s bothering you. So, hang out with your friends more often, or even a video call to your friends can also do wonders.
5. Embrace nature
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Research shows that people who live near forests, rivers and other natural habitats have longer lifespans, better health and relaxed minds as compared to the people living in the hustle-bustle of the city.
So, having a morning jog in the park, or sitting alone on the bench surrounded by Mother Nature are all simple ways to relieve stress or anxiety and, can really help you to stay positive and calm throughout the day.