Best Practices to Alleviate Stress and Anxiety

Preserving our well-being has been the number one priority for most of us during the pandemic. It was quite difficult to keep the balance sometimes. But it’s quite important to find practices to reduce stress and anxiety.

It’s always important to remember that to relieve stress, it is important to reduce external pressures and find alternatives so that work or study can be carried out more peacefully.

This way we can find emotional balance, being able to better manage the time between work, family, and personal life.

Seeking support from other people like a good friend, or even a psychologist, can also be a good strategy to live your days with more quality and less stress. Therefore, here are some guidelines that you can follow to beat stress: 

Get therapy

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I know it can be quite straightforward not, but we shouldn’t masquerade the fact that therapy is an important tool to beat anxiety and stress.    A psychotherapist can be a good match for when you feel you can’t overcome your emotional problems on your own. This professional will be able to indicate some strategies to calm down and will promote self-knowledge, which is of great help in determining what the person really wants. So, she can find a way to solve the problems.

Such relaxation techniques can help calm you down and find your emotional balance again, so it might be a good idea to see a professional.

Work Out

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Someone told me once that practising at least 30 minutes daily to do physical exercise brings benefits to the body, mind, and soul.  Practising exercises frequently can even release endorphins into the bloodstream that promote well-being. The most recommended exercises are aerobic and the least recommended are competition exercises because they can aggravate stress.  If you are looking for something easier, why not stating to go for a walk on the street, in the square, on the beach, or ride a bicycle to give you extra motivation? 

Have time for Fun

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Do you know what I do when I want to relax? I play video games. Yes, PS4 is probably my best recipe for stress relief. We all could also go with some leisure time, even if it means enjoying some activity solo or being with people you really enjoy.  Sometimes it is enough to walk barefoot for a few minutes on the grass or sand on the beach, as it relieves tension and acts as a kind of foot massage. Do more of what makes you happy. 

Better time management

I don’t know about you, but I must organise my week to make things happen smoothly. I am not quite good with unpredictable tasks. So, I do my best to have better management of, both, my space and time.

For a time, this is an effective strategy that helps a lot in beating stress to manage time better by defining tasks, goals, and priorities.  I know it may be hard sometimes but taking small steps at a time can be more effective than waiting for a solution that will never come.

As a busy person, you need some peace of mind sometimes. It’s better to keep work tasks updated and in the capable hands of professionals that can go around your finances. Learn more about dealing with finances without stress.

Get Some Rest

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Tiredness is a trigger for most of our mind and body problems. The truth is that physical and mental fatigue are triggers of stress and anxiety, so having time to get rest every night is a great help to de-stress.

Taking advantage of the weekends to be able to relax a little and rest can also help. You can find some time for visiting a place you would like to travel to and have a relaxing time there. Yep, weekend outs are welcome. Pack your book, and go for a road trip somewhere you can get some rest.

Simone Ribeiro
Hi! I'm Simone, a citizen of Britain, where I live for over a decade, and of Brazil, where I was born. Midlands Traveller is where I combine my passion for travelling, business and an Eco-friendly lifestyle.

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