COVID-19 has become part of our daily lives, whether we like it or not. On top of that, so have increased levels of stress.
However, we don’t have to be stressed all the time. Why should we be? But how do we manage it, keep it low? What types of natural stress relief is out there for us?
Well, we organized the best ways to manage stress so that you don’t have to! Our top five list of stress relievers can be used anytime, anywhere. We’ve definitely found some peace with these tips. And we hope you will too.
1. Prioritize Self Care
Now more than ever, we must put our mental and emotional well-being first. And while everyone has different ideas of what self-care is, these are some of our favorite methods!
Establishing a Routine
- Humans love routine. We thrive in it. COVID-19 has thrown routine out the window. So it’s up to us to provide routine for ourselves. According to Darren Hardy, author of “The Compound Effect”, as long as you start and end your day with an established routine, the middle can belong to whatever it wants. Find what works for you and stick to it!
Adequate Amounts of Sleep
- The average adult needs seven to nine hours of sleep a night. Sleep boosts your immune system, prevents weight gain, improves your mood, productivity and more. So do your best to reach your ideal levels of sleep, because your body will thank you.
- Regular exercise can positively increase serotonin levels in your brain, boosting your sense of well-being. It can improve appetite and sleep cycles, which are often negatively affected by depression.
- It can also improve memory and thinking skills through the promotion of brain plasticity.