Ways to Reduce Stress and Anxiety

In this busy world were real conversations are becoming limited and virtual conversations taking over, people are becoming very lonely. This loneliness, the pressure to perform well in work place and other various reasons are giving birth to stress, depression and anxiety. While depression can be taken care of but sometimes it might prove to be fatal. So, some of the ways depression and stress can be curbed are as follows
Going For a 10 minute Walk
Briskly walking for 10 minutes clears on head and boosts the level of endorphins in the body. Walking on a park or around green spaces puts the body in a state of meditation, which is known as “involuntary attention’
Breathing deeply
Breathing exercises relaxes the body and makes it feel energized. Its helpful in reducing stress and tension and gives an extra boost of oxygen to the body. Deep breathing stimulates the parasympathetic reactions in the body helps to calm down in situations of anxiety.
Visualize
Visualizing a situation that makes you happy reduce stress and anxiety. Imaginations like going on a vacation, remembering the happy moments of the past or accomplishing future goals relaxes the mind and body.
Eat a Snack
The gut is a major mediator of the stress response, so keeping a healthy gut-brain relationship is very important. Mindfully eating a snack reduces stress. Eating in a peaceful environment is also very important because it helps you feel the texture of the food and how good or bad it tastes, and this is also a way of meditation.
Gift a plant to yourself
Houseplants have the capacity to calm the human body. When kept in home, they not only purify the air but also calm a human brain. Research showed that people who entered a room full of green plants has a drop in their blood pressure by 4 points.
Refrain using from using computers for a long time
One should take frequent breaks if working in front of the computer screen for a long period of time. Continuous use of computers increases depression, stress and loss of sleep.
Pucker Up
Kissing helps by reducing stress as it releases endorphins. In a research among 2,000 couples it was found that people who only kissed during sex were much more depressed that the other who frequently did it.
Don’t talk for longer hours
Talking for longer hours on phone can increase the level of blood pressure in the body. That results in stress, depression and anxiety disorders.
Listening to favorite Music
Listening to music that one likes will reduce your stress by inducing dopamine in the human brain. Classical music which has a soothing effect on the brain lowers blood pressure, decreases levels of stress causing hormones.
Treat yourself with a sweet
Having a chocolate when one is stressed out helps the human body to relax. Sweet food items decreases the production of glucocorticoid, which is a stress hormone.
Watch a Viral Video
Watching a viral video reduces stress and anxiety. A viral video which makes us laugh increases the amount of oxygen in our body which results in increase of endorphin levels in our body.
Meet up with your Best friend
Regularly meeting up with your best friend helps is a great way to reduce stress and anxiety. Meeting up with our closed and dear one reduces the production of cortisol in our body which results in decreased stress and anxiety.

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