It seems like every day, we are always constantly getting bombarded by stress either from our boss, our work and sometimes even from our friends and family. We can’t escape it. It’s easy to get stressed in this world juggling work, relationships and all the life stuff in between.
Life will always be demanding. We all must work hard so that we can feed our families and to survive in our modern world and because of that, stress management is getting more important than ever.
Here are some amazing habits that can help you to avoid stress in your daily life. Whether you’re a boss of a corporation or an essay writer, this simple guide can help you handle the stresses of your everyday life.
Moderate your intake of caffeine
Let’s face it, everyone needs their daily dose of caffeine to give themselves a little jumpstart for
their daily routine and they get that by drinking a hot cup of coffee but people should know what it can do to contribute to your stress.
According to a study done and lead by Dr. James D. Lane, coffee has “long-lasting and
exaggerate the stress response both in terms of the body’s physiological response in blood
pressure elevations and stress hormone levels, but it also magnifies a person’s perception of stress.”
Of course, coffee isn’t all that bad, it still has its own positive effects on stress management.
A team of scientists from Portugal, the US, and Brazil conducted a study on the effects of caffeine on stress on mice by subjecting them to different stressors and found out that mice who drank plain water exhibited stress-induced changes in their brains and behavior. However, the mice that drank caffeine didn’t show any of these changes. This study suggests that it’s the caffeine itself that helps us cope with stress and puts us in a better mood.
Our lives are getting faster and faster. Our jobs are getting more complicated and it can demand a lot on our bodies. Our work schedules are so hectic that a lot of people do not even have enough time to have a proper workout. Stress can inhibit our efforts to have a healthy and active life.
The opposite is also true with this one: Staying active reduces stress. We all know that exercise lowers anxiety and stress because it bumps up the endorphins and it can help one to meditate and relax, which thereby leads to an improvement in one’s mood.
Of course, it’s better to exercise with a friend than to workout alone. It can be a big motivator for you to work out if you know that someone else would be exercising along with you. Working out with a friend, co-worker or family member brings a new level of commitment to your workouts.
Sticking to the workout is also a problem to some. That’s why it’s important to stick to SMART goals. Goals must be specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-limited. Knowing this, it would be easier for you to stick to your exercise routines weekly.