Health

8 SIMPLE WAYS TO RELIEVE THE STRESS IN LOCKDOWN

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Written by Akanksha Gupta

“Don’t try to force anything. Let life be a deep let-go. God opens millions of flowers every day without forcing their buds.” —Osho

Most of us are stressed nowadays due to lockdown. And Stress can have a bad impact on both mind and body – and at this time many of us have reasons to feel stressed.

The biggest reason is that there are a number of basic human needs which are incompleted in lockdown.

  • Safety
  • Security
  • Connection
  • Certainty

Most people are feeling stressed because they are very far away from their loved ones, they lost their job and most people are feeling more stressed by the level of uncertainty: there is no known end in sight and no true understanding of what it will look like when it does end. And also they are feeling that routines are disrupted and we are isolated from people we care about. Having said that, we are beginning to see some light at the end of the tunnel, at long last.

 So in this article, I am going to share some solutions that will help to relieve the stress.   

  1. EXERCISE

Doing exercise on a regular basis helps to increase the overall health and your sense of well-being, which puts more pep in your step every day. But exercise also has some direct stress-busting benefits.

If you will start shedding your daily tension through movement and physical activity then you may find that this focus on a single task and the result is very optimistic. Exercise will also help you remain calm and clear in everything you do.

Exercise also helps to improve your mood and increase self-confidence, it also helps to relax you, it lowers the symptoms associated with mild depression and anxiety. All of these exercises benefits can ease your stress and anxiety levels and give you a sense of command over your body and your life.

2. MAKE FRIEND TO MUSIC-

If you’re feeling angry by a stressful situation, try taking a break and listening to relaxing music. Listening to good music has a positive effect on the brain and body, can lower blood pressure, and reduce cortisol, a hormone linked to stress. It will also help to relax your body and mind.

 try listening to calm music. It may sound cheesy, but they have similar relaxing effects to music.

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3. LAUGH-

  It’s hard to laugh when You are anxious. It’s good for your health, and there are a few ways that will help to relieve your stress. there are many benefits of a laugh.

  • It relaxes the whole body.
  • It may help to lighten your anger.
  • A laugh may even help you live longer.
  • It helps to boost your immune system.

Try watching a funny TV show or hanging out with friends who make you laugh. try to spend time with your family or friends.some of the web series like Friends and so on.

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4-MEDITATION

If you are feeling stress and anxious, tense, and worried, consider trying meditation. Giving some time in meditation can restore your calm and inner peace.

Anyone can practice meditation. It’s simple and inexpensive, and it doesn’t require any special equipment. Anyone can do meditation. there is no need for any kind of money or anything. It is inexpensive, you can do any time.

 meditation

5- DEEP BREATHING

Deep breathing is the very important for our bodies. it helps to lower stress in the body.

Have you ever noticed how you breathe when you wake in the morning or how are you breathe when you are relaxed take a moment to notice how your body feels? When you take a deep breath, it sends a message to your brain to calm down and relax. When you getting angry or stresses then your heart rate increase and you take fast breathing that time taking deep breathing will help to relax your mind.

The way you breathe affects your whole body. Breathing exercise will help you out from stress and anxiety. And it’s allowing you to feel peacefully,

There are several types of deep breathing exercises, including diaphragmatic breathing, abdominal breathing, belly breathing, and paced respiration.

 deep breathing

6- TALK WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY-

 Talk with your friends and family can help social support from friends and family can help you come out from depression. Share what is your problem it will help you come out from stress. Being part of good friends networking gives you a sense of self-worth so it will help you in your though time. Having friends is pretty good. Text your friends or send them some funny videos or memes that will create humor. Humor really is the best medicine. According to a 2018 study published in Perspective on Psychological Science that feeling lonely on a regular basis can shorten your lifespan by 26 percent.

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7-  MAKE FRIEND TO YOUR HOBBIES

Some of the distress of social distancing and staying home stems from boredom and frustration.

Usually, we do not make enough time to enjoy the things we love. Social distancing might be just the perfect opportunity to indulge in different activities or try new hobbies.

Using your extra time for leisure activities can be a wonderful way to relieve stress. Turn your attention to a hobby you enjoy, be it gardening, reading, cooking, sewing, or sketching.

Any activity that requires focusing on the task at hand rather than worrying about other things is one key to living your best life.

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8-AVOID CAFFEINE AND NICOTINE

It is hard to avoid but try to at least reduce your consumption of nicotine and any drinks containing caffeine. A high dosage of caffeine and nicotine can add even more stress to your life.

It can increase your anxiety, stress level, blood pressure, heart rate, making it difficult to maintain good sleeping habits, and possibly leading to other serious health issues. so it’s better to reduce your consumption of nicotine and caffeine.

You can swap your intakes of nicotine and caffeine with water, herbal teas, or natural fruit juices. Aim to keep yourself hydrated, as this will also enable your body to cope better with stress.

It was found in a study that men and women with the fewest social connections were more likely to suffer from depression and anxiety.

About the author

Akanksha Gupta