Want To Reduce Daily Stress? It’s Easier Than You Think

Want To Reduce Daily Stress? It’s Easier Than You Think

Everyday stress can consume us and make us completely lose our mind. Change your bad mood and learn how to reduce daily stress.

Do you have everything organized in a certain way because, if not, it could cause a panic attack? It’s hard for you to change your routine. Sometimes you don’t sleep for several nights thinking about problems.

And, for the past few days, you’ve probably been overwhelmed with headaches—even migraines—and stomach pain.

We constantly live in stressful circumstances. Most of us wake up early in the morning and do the same thing over and over, our daily routine with responsibility of paying debts.

However, even within such a structured schedule, we have to find a way to find relief and relax.

1. Break the routine

Reduce Daily Stress It’s Easier Than You Think

Avoid waking up at the same hour every day and wearing the same clothes, shoes, jewelry. Take a different route to work and talk to someone new every day.

Enjoy your weekends, days off and holidays and do something unusual. For example, go to a nice restaurant with your family, visit a bar and make new friends or explore your surroundings.

Don’t waste time sitting in bed, thinking about the future or using social media. Try to be more spontaneous. Greet everyone and be friendly; ask people about their day and give without expecting anything in return.

You could do something different such as be part of non profit organization or enroll in a new course. Finally, liberate yourself from anything that oppresses you.

2. Do not procrastinate

We have all heard this many times, but this doesn’t mean that we always follow this advice. For example, when was the last time you met with a friend?

Why are you waiting to start with that New Year’s resolution of losing weight? When are going to leave that job you took to pay the bills and start doing what you really want to do in life?

Do not delay your plans. Focus on doing one thing at a time. You will feel calmer if you don’t accumulate work or deadlines, and if you plan the order of the things that need to be done first. Stay organized with lists and a schedule.

3. Get inspired

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Our brain is constantly overwhelmed with thoughts, so we need to do something to calm down. Carry with you all the time a little notebook and write down whatever comes to mind.

It could be like a diary. The idea is to liberate your worries. Write down all your emotions, feelings, concerns and dreams in your notebook or computer.

You can also paint as a hobby and, when you are painting, combine complementary, primary and neutral colors. Research indicates that the use of blue and blue tones makes us feel calmer.

Spend time listening to music you like. I often listen to artists like Lindsey Stirling, 2Cellos, Andrea Bocelli, John Williams and Daft Punk. Their music makes me feel serene when I am home writing, cooking, cleaning or at work.

Sing your preferred songs and add them to Pandora or your playlist and you will be more productive. It will help you to exercise your mind and, if you dance too, you will build your body and burn some calories.

4. Get a massage

Love yourself. Go for massage therapy and get a Swedish massage. When we are stressed, our muscles are tense. Maybe you experience tension in your head, back, neck and shoulders that provokes headaches, bad moods and migraines.

There are all types of massages with creams, oils and stones that can reduce daily pressure and stress.

5. Meditate, do yoga and go for walks


Inner peace is a state of mind or a choice of life to find peace. We need to understand that there will be always complications and problems to solve.

The attitude we have at the moment will define the solutions. At least once a week, walk to the beach or practice yoga or meditation.

Practice, for example, Hatha yoga, which is very beneficial. With this type of yoga, you must control your posture for long periods and modulate your breath.

The purpose is to create discipline and to manage our thoughts. In addition, you will be doing exercise at the same time as getting a healthy body and mind.

Finally, feed yourself with positive vibes from people who want the best for you and help you to increase your self-esteem.

7. Eat a healthy diet

Eating a well-balanced diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein can help reduce stress by providing the body with the nutrients it needs to function properly.

If you’re feeling stressed with all the deadlines you have to meet, not to mention your full social calendar, fight back with these top foods to relieve you of the tension and stress.

7. Manage your time

Time management skills can help reduce stress by helping you prioritize tasks and avoid feeling overwhelmed. Tools such as calendars, to-do lists, and setting realistic goals can all be helpful.

aking short breaks throughout the day can help reduce stress by allowing you to recharge and refocus. Take  a walk, practice relaxation techniques, or simply take  a few deep breaths.

8. Get enough rest

Have you heard of the benefits of drinking tea every day? Drinking a maximum of 8 ounces per day will minimize stress that builds up in the body and causes an increase in pressure on the heart.

Valerian is known for its sedative properties for people who struggle with insomnia. According to natural medicine, this tea has 120 chemical components with the ability to relax the central nervous system.

The good news is that this herb doesn’t have any side effects! Research has demonstrated that Valerian can reduce muscle tension and prepare the body for sleep, consequently improving our quality of sleep.

These are just some of the ways which we can help. How to reduce daily stress? Share your tips and suggestions below.

About the author

Angelica Andujar De Jesus

Angélica is a Puerto Rican writer who loves to read poetry, cook Italian cuisine, take photos and travel. She studied journalism at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus. Her dream is to create a bilingual digital media.

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