By Dr Priyanka Srivastava
Psychologist on Lybrate
Chronic stress increases the risk of developing health complications like obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer while weakening down the immune system. Apart from physical conditions stress also affects an individual’s mental health. A correlation between stress and mood disorders such as anxiety and depression has been found.
Follow these simple steps to eliminate stress and maintain peace in your life-
1.The Medication of Meditation
The mental peace and silence present in a meditative mind has positive therapeutic effects on stress. You can practice it regularly for a few minutes to help ease your anxious mind. Daily meditation has the ability to rework the brain’s neural pathways, making you more resistant to stressors and difficult situations.
2. Deep Calming Breaths
Breathing in full lowers cortisol (stress producing hormones) levels, which in turn directly helps in stress and anxiety reduction. Soothing deep breathing techniques also result in a temporary drop in blood pressure levels. The minute-long process calms the mind as well as slows heart rate for a more peaceful you.
3.Music for the Soul
Rhythmic music can help relieve stress by activating biochemical stress reducers. Listening to tunes distracts the mind’s attention from disturbing events and memories, allowing it to relax physically as well as mentally. It also keeps anxiety at bay.
4.Relaxation through Exercise
Exercising boosts the circulation of oxygen and signals your body to create the feel-good chemicals called endorphins. The endorphin rush just after exercise banishes stress to a great extent.A thirty minute aerobic or work-out regime thrice a week allows you to stay equally fit mentally and physically. Cardiovascular exercises keep your heart young and healthy, if done persistently.
So you can see just by following such simple tips, you can be born again to a more peaceful and stress-free life.