Unless you are privileged enough to live in a Buddhist monastery high atop a Himalayan mountain ridge, you probably live with your fair share of stress. Though living with stress doesn’t seem very fair.
Stress comes in all shapes and sizes. There are little stressors like long commutes and noisy neighbors, and big stressors like an inability to pay the mortgage and a messy divorce. But no matter what size stress you might be dealing with, it can take its toll on your mind and body.
While you can’t eliminate much of the stress in your life, there are things you can do to eliminate the effects of it. Here are 5 best ways to destress:
Any form of exercise will help you destress, even a simple walk around the neighborhood. When we experience stress, our bodies release “fight or flight” hormones like adrenaline and cortisol. These hormones need to be burned up or they will continue to circulate throughout your body.
As an added bonus, not only does exercise use up these bad hormones but it also causes your body to release endorphins which make you feel calm and happy.
- Breathe Deeply
Okay, don’t roll your eyes at this one. I know, we are always told to just breathe when we start to freak out about something, so at this point none of us take “breathing” seriously. But have you ever really tried it?
The thing is, deep, slow breathing has an instant positive effect on our entire body. Breathing slowly and deeply signals to our brain that we are relaxed and there is nothing bad going on. It stimulates the parasympathetic reaction, which helps us to calm down.
The next time you can feel yourself get stressed, try to take 3 slow, deep breaths and see if you don’t instantly feel calmer.
- Try Guided Imagery
This is really fun and effective. You are using your imagination to help you feel calm and peaceful. Even the National Institutes for Health recognizes the power of “guided imagery” to elicit a relaxation response.
This is quite easy to do. Simply find a comfortable position, close your eyes, breathe slowly and deeply, and imagine a serene picture in your head. It could be the ocean, or your grandfather’s cabin in the woods, or your own backyard hammock (if you are at work).
It doesn’t matter what you picture, but while imagining this scene feel what it feels like to be at the beach or your grandfather’s cabin or in that hammock. Feel completely relaxed and at peace and like there isn’t anything else in the world you could possibly need in that moment.
- Listen to Music
Classical music has been shown to slow the heart rate and lower blood pressure, but if you don’t particularly care for classical music, any calming music that you love will flood your brain with feel-good neurochemicals like dopamine. Don’t have your iPhone or laptop handy? Studies show that making your own music by humming or whistling can still have a calming effect.
- Have Sex
Well it looks like we’ve saved the best for last. Yes, sex is like exercise and it releases those feel-good endorphins while burning up the bad stress hormones. Plus, sex with someone you love helps you feel connected to another human being, and that tends to have a way of defusing stress.
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