In order not to go crazy from hard work and excessive stress, you need to be able to relax in time. These remedies against stress and anxiety will help you.
Summer is vacation time. And while some bask on the sandy beaches, enjoying the sea and the sun, others have to work twice as hard, replacing colleagues who went to rest at work.
In order not to go crazy from hard work and excessive stress, you need to be able to relax in time.
Ideally, you should devote 30 minutes to specific exercises, five days a week, and then no trace of stress will be left.
The following remedies against stress and anxiety will help your body and mind.
Experiment to find out which works best for you.
There are two points on the neck known as the "gates of the mind". Stimulating them will help drive away stress and clear the mind. By clicking on these points, you can also reduce the development of headaches.
Tilt your head back and place your thumbs on the back of your neck, stepping back a couple of centimeters from the base of your skull. Press on this spot, count slowly to five, breathe deeply.
When finished, place your hands on your knees and your chin on your chest. Take a deep breath and feel the lightness in the body.
Several studies show that listening to music, especially classical music, can help improve mood and drive away depressing thoughts.
However, non-melodic therapy CDs with "binaural beats" are also recommended as a sedative. These are the imaginary sounds of controlled music that the brain perceives ("hears"), although there are no real sounds.
To observe binaural beats, it is enough to put on stereo headphones, in which signals that are slightly different in frequency are sent to different ears, the brain perceives the difference in signals as natural beats of a low frequency.
As a result, the brain begins to work in sync with the rhythm, and different frequencies can cause different moods.
The beneficial substances in herbs called adaptogens help the body fight stress.
The king of adaptogens is Eleutherococcus, known as Siberian ginseng. It normalizes blood pressure and blood sugar levels and stops stress thanks to its high vitamin C content.
Asian ginseng, American ginseng, rhodiola, ashwagandha, lemongrass also act as adaptogens. At the same time, there are many options for ready-made dry teas, consisting of mixtures of herbs.
Go to any gadget store or sports store and you will see a variety of stress relieving gadgets. From regular anti-stress balls and meditation CDs to iPhone apps and super massagers.
But it is difficult to judge how effective they are, since this is individual. You need to try and understand what is right for you.
In this Ayurvedic relaxation ritual, stones are used to stimulate the seven energy centers of the body - the chakras. Most massage therapists use large stones to release muscle tension by simply placing stones at strategic points on the body to promote relaxation.
Discharge at the beginning and at the end of the day
If checking your email has become like brushing your teeth every morning and night, it's time to take some time off. Beginning and ending your day in peace is key to dealing with stress. Therefore, checking mail at this time should be excluded.
In the morning and before bed, turn off your computer and TV, grab your favorite book, or just enjoy a couple of minutes of doing nothing.
A short natural therapy will also help - a walk in the park or just going out to the balcony.
Do something for fun
In one of the studies, it was proved that creating art objects or doing manual labor (sewing, knitting, modeling from plasticine) allows you to focus on this process and distract from heavy thoughts and experiences, which helps to combat stress.
But if you do not like this type of activity, you can do something else that gives you pleasure. Playing bowling or tennis, if positive, can have the same effect.
A regular facial massage helps relieve tension from small muscles that stay toned throughout the day. Take a fragrant oil, preferably natural, without unnecessary fragrances and preservatives, and gently massage your face. This will help you relax and calm down.
Stop your thoughts
A technique known as "thought stopping" can help you stop focusing on disturbing thoughts. The essence of the technique is to stop the flow of negative thoughts. To do this, being alone with yourself, you need to loudly say "Stop!" If you are not alone, then say this to yourself.
Then choose a positive thought to focus on. You can try to turn a negative thought into a positive one. For example, you are afraid to speak at a presentation and the thought of it gives you anxiety.
Stop and concentrate on the thought: "I know best the topic on which I am making a presentation."
If you have ever seen how people practice tai chi or wushu in the park, then you are familiar with what can be described as a triumph of grace, balance. The faces of these people show no effort, no fatigue - no manifestations associated with heavy physical exertion.
This is because the philosophy behind the centuries-old practice is not "faster, higher, stronger", but "slower, smoother and more harmonious." Doing this kind of gymnastics helps to become calmer in life and strengthens the immune system.
Unloading the weekend
After a busy week, it's important to take some time to relax on the weekend. This could be a spa trip, pool swimming, or jogging.
Or you can simply arrange for yourself an emotional release at home, sitting on the couch with your favorite book and a cup of herbal tea.