These days, we all lead busy lives which can become stressful at times. Sometimes we can forget to prioritise ourselves and self-care, which can lead to us feeling overwhelmed. It is important that we take some time out for ourselves regularly to reflect and relax, to keep us from experiencing symptoms of stress and fatigue. There are several ways that we can destress naturally from meditation to exercise, or even getting a tantric massage in London to destress the body. Here are 3 tips on how you can eliminate stress from your life naturally.
Exercise is one of the best natural stress relievers there is. Physical activity improves your blood flow and helps to produce endorphins – which are great to give you a feeling of happiness and achievement, they are often linked with the feeling you get after a run, the ‘runners high’. These feel-good hormones can have a direct effect on your mood and can lead to you feeling happier. When taking part in any kind of exercise, whether that’s running, playing a team sport, or even just heading out for a brisk walk, your mind is automatically taken off any stress or worry that you have, because you’re concentrating on the rhythm of your movements. The movements that your body undergoes when you’re exercising can bring about clarity and a feeling of calm – great if you’re feeling anxious or overwhelmed!
Meditation is something we can all practice to help us calm our anxious thoughts. You can meditate almost anywhere, whether that’s on public transport, on your lunch break, or at the end of the day tucked up in bed. There are many tools you can use to help you do this, there are apps and videos available to guide you through the process. All you must do is close your eyes and take a few deep, slow breaths. Meditation means that your body is resting but your mind is alert. Meditating and practicing breathing exercises regularly can help you to feel rested and restored. If you struggle to sleep because you’re feeling stressed and your thoughts are racing, meditation can help you drift off into a restful sleep, so you can wake up feeling refreshed.
- Get outside
Getting outside doesn’t have to just apply to exercise (although this can help too!), being in nature means that you can focus on the environment around you and get some fresh air to clear your mind. Work can be a huge cause of stress for a lot of us, so if you spend all day at your desk, taking a short break to get some fresh air or to go for a walk, can help to clear your head and remove you from the situation that is causing stress. Being outside means that you have no distractions from emails, phone calls, or any jobs that need to be done, you can totally relax and unwind. Walking in nature can be beneficial to our mental health, can help to improve symptoms of anxiety and depression, and reduces fatigue that you might feel after you’ve been to work or dealing with stressful situations all day!