8 Ways to Stress-Proof your Day

8 Ways to Stress-Proof your Day

It’s a matter of putting in a little effort into getting what you want.  If your aim is to reduce stress, you must keep in mind the following stress management tips:

1. Re-label A Negative Experience In Your Head

Say you leave your headphones in the car when you go to the gym. Interpret the return trip to the car not as a nuisance but as a chance to warm up before you even get on the treadmill.

2. Give To Someone Else

Studies show that doing something nice for others can make you calmer and happier.

3. List Doable Goals

Make a list of goals for the entire week and aim to achieve one every day This helps you to keep account of achievements.

4. Build Up Your Social Support

Research methodology using brain scans indicate that emotional pain is manifested as physical pain too. Social support helps to slow this circuitry down a lot. This is probably why you instantly feel better after sharing your feelings and thoughts with friends.

6. Meditate At Least For 15 Minutes/Day

It has been scientifically proved that meditation has the power to alter the brain by increasing the level of gray matter in areas connected with emotional responses. Also, it diminishes activity in the amygdala, the almond-shaped mass of nuclei associated with autonomic fear responses and emotional responses.

7. Get Enough Shut-Eye

Poor sleep can cause stress hormones to peak and this can lead to imbalances.

8. Regular Exercise Is One The Best Stress Reliever

Exercise releases the feel-good hormone, endorphin and increases the growth of new brain cells. Try to fit in at least a hundred and fifty minutes of mild to moderately-intense exercises for a week. You can make it more fun by mixing different exercise styles or working out with your partner or friends.

Truworth Wellness provides the employees with a dedicated mind-health coach, reachable through phone or chat, who helps them cope with any work-life related stress.