Everyone feels stressed at some point of their life. While stress can help motivate and drive people in some situations, it can also build up and affect people’s ability to think and complete tasks. Read below for four ways you can manage your stress.
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2. Sometimes we get trapped in thinking more is better. Taking a break from the task by having a stretch, going for a walk or just getting some fresh air can help clear your mind and get you working more efficiently. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
3. Exercising can reduce levels of adrenaline and cortisol – the body’s stress hormones. Exercise also increases endorphins – the body’s mood elevator and natural pain killer!
4. Meditation can help calm people down, reducing blood pressure and heart rate. This can give someone a chance to narrow their focus on the stuff that really matters and give some clarity to situations and events that was once causing havoc on someone’s mind. Starting off meditating 3-5 minutes a day and building up can help build capacity to dealing with stress.
Next time you are feeling stressed, give some of these a go to help you get on top of it.