We are bound to experience some kind of stress on a daily basis. Some common causes include work, health, and money. And with the current pandemic situation that is going on right now, it is no doubt that our stress levels are on the rise.
Here are 3 simple ways to de-stress which you can incorporate right now, in the comfort of your own home.
1. Swap out your coffee for tea
Caffeine is known to increase alertness, but too much of it can lead to anxiety and nervousness.
Try to replace coffee with tea, which contains less caffeine and has calming effects. The reduced dairy consumption can also help clear up your skin, as dairy has been found to be one of causes of acne.Drink: Green Tea
Green tea is packed with antioxidants, vitamins and is rich in essential amino acid. High in the amino acid L-theanine, drinking green tea can help diminish stress and anxiety.
Drink: Chamomile Tea
Chamomile tea is most commonly linked to calming and relaxation, as it is a caffeine-free blend won’t spike anxiety levels. Chamomile flowers helps to naturally increase melatonin levels in your body, helping you feel relaxed without feeling drowsy.
2. Practice a deep breathing exercise
Take a deep and full breath in, and let go~
Deep breathing is one of the easiest ways to relax your mind and calm down anxiety.
Take 5 minutes of your day to do some deep breathing exercises.
- Get comfortable. You can lie on your back or sit on a chair.
- Take a deep breath in through your nose, and let your belly fill with air.
- Breathe out through your nose.
- Take 3 more full, deep breaths.
Slow, deep, long breaths can help your body to return to a sense of calm, which allows you sleep better.
3. Stay active by doing what you love
A short exercise can pump up your endorphins, which reduces the negative effects of stress!
Exercising can also improve your sleep, which is often disrupted by stress, anxiety, and depression.
Remember to do what you love! This can include jogging, walking, dancing, cycling, yoga and swimming – anything that keeps you going.