Top ways to reduce stress
You may not realise it, but stress could be affecting your health. It can affect your body, your mood and your behaviour, and the key to controlling it is spotting the symptoms. If you’re suffering with headaches, social withdrawal, mood fluctuations, restlessness or sleep problems, you could be suffering with stress, too.
But how do you combat it?
The first place to start is self care. Ensuring you take time out from your hectic daily lifestyle is essential for maintaining a healthy body and mind.
Here are some easy ways you can refocus, recharge and refresh your senses.
Start with your diet
Eating a nutritious, balanced diet won’t just make you look great, you’ll feel great, too! You can get a real sense of accomplishment from planning and preparing a healthy meal. By getting the right amount of nutrients, vitamins and minerals from your diet, you can boost your energy levels, improve digestion and lose weight.
Suma may help to reduce your stress levels and keep you balanced so you can sit back and relax. You should also try to swap caffeine and sugar-laden drinks with water or fruit tea to ensure you’re staying hydrated and healthy, too. Can’t resist sugar? Try Stevia instead - it’s sweeter and healthier.
Put your devices away
Laptops. Tablets. Smartphones. Televisions. We’re constantly connected and absorbed in the digital world. Whilst we’re not suggesting you detox from them completely, why not commit to switching them off at a certain time every night? You’ll benefit from better sleep, as the blue light emitted from screens interrupts melatonin production. You’ll also have more time to focus on yourself.
What are you going to do with all your newfound spare time?!
Get out and about
There’s nothing better than filling your lungs with fresh air and feeling the sun on your skin. Whether it’s a brisk walk during your lunch break, or arranging to meet a friend for a run after work, getting out and active is a great way to boost your energy levels and elevate your mood.
We know that the pressures of work and family life don’t always leave much time for ‘you’. But try to think of clever ways to fit some ‘me time’ into your routine.
Could you get up early and prepare yourself a nutritious lunch to take to work? How about heading up to bed 30 minutes earlier than usual to complete a relaxing stretching routine? Or using your commute to read a book, rather than catch up on your social media feeds? It could even be as simple as starting a new skincare routine, that just takes minutes but makes you feel better about yourself.
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