Ways to Destress

It might not seem possible with everything that is going on with your life and with all the plates you must “spin”, but taking time to recharge YOU and renew is like making an investment that will repay real dividends.

An emotionally healthy and rested person is a better parent and partner and you will be able to accomplish more, in less hours, than someone who is frazzled and drained.

Everyone needs to have a break from everyday living and parents are no exception. Your personal time and renewal time is important. You can’t think of it as selfish, but you need to think of it as self-serving and self-preservation. Allow yourself to relax and slow down everyday for a few moments or a few hours every week, this will give you a fresh perspective on life and the world that surrounds you.

Try these Ways to Destress:

Ways to Destress #1 – Drink Green Tea.

Caffeine can worsen the stress response so try to avoid caffeinated beverages. Green tea also contains caffeine but it also contains theanine, an amino acid that gives flavour to green tea and also promotes relaxation. It is thought that theanine is a caffeine antagonist, meaning it counters the stimulating effects of caffeine.

Ways to Destress #2 – Be healthy.

It’s been proven time and time again that one of the best ways to relieve stress is by being healthy. Whether it’s going for a walk, taking a yoga class, staying away from treats like doughnuts and getting a good night’s rest, taking care of your body is one of the most common and effective ways to reduce stress in your life. I find that when I’m healthiest in my life, I have the least amount of stress.

Ways to Destress #3 – Be organized.

Whether it’s in the home or at the workplace, disorganization is one of the most common stress triggers. After all, it’s frustrating when you can never find that one thing you’re looking for. That’s why you should not only straighten up your home or office, but develop a system to keep it organized.

Ways to Destress #4 – Turn off your phone.

Richard Balding, a psychologist in the department of psychology at the University of Worcester, England discovered that smartphones can lead to stress. Why? Because they have created “a relentless need to immediately review and respond to each and every incoming message, alert, or bing.” While you can’t keep the phone off 24/7, you should have certain times planned throughout the day to keep the phone off for a little piece of mind.

Ways to Destress #5 – Let the sunshine in.

Sunshine stimulates the production of Vitamin D in our bodies, essential for replenishing the adrenal glands. Go outside for 20 minutes a day without sunscreen or sunglasses as sunscreen and sunglasses can prohibit the Vitamin D absorbed.

 

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Wife to a hunk of a man, mother of two incredible daughters and nuclear physicist (Not really but sometimes I feel like I should know everything)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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