Stress has become ours everyday. We live in a world and time that is causing more and more intense anxiety and uncertainties that surround us, affect our body, hormones “beat” on adrenaline, blood pressure increases, fear is infrequently inflicted on us, we act unrecognizably.
Our body does not differentiate between a bear approach and a traffic jitter, and stress instead of helping us escape today contributes to chronic conditions such as headaches or mental health problems such as depression.
In addition to making us emotionally unstable and unavailable and leading to more severe mental states such as depression, chronic stress has a negative effect on the physical health of the human body.
Although we cannot control all the situations in life that will put us in a state of stress, it is possible to learn the mechanisms to combat it. Sometimes a radical lifestyle change is needed to eliminate the causes of stress and change the way you react in difficult circumstances.
Here are 12 ways to overcome stress:
1Learn to breathe deeply
For several minutes, proper, deep breathing lowers cortisol levels and helps us calm down after a stressful situation. Try to relax with the following technique when you are feeling nervous or upset:
- Sit comfortably, place your hands on your belly and relax your muscles.
- Breathe in slowly on the nose, counting to 5 until your lungs are full of air.
- Hold your breath and count to 3.
- Exhale slowly through the mouth, again counting to 5, until you completely empty your lungs.
- Relax the muscles.
Repeat this process 5 to 10 times until you feel calm.