A whopping 77% of the US population feels physical symptoms due to stress. 73% of us feel psychological symptoms due to stress.
The number one cause of stress is our jobs. The second most common stressor is money.
With numbers like that, it almost makes you want to pull the covers back over your head and give up. But there are steps we can take to reduce stress in our lives.
Here are a few stress solutions you can do right now to help you lower your stress. You deserve a happier, healthier life.
Take Deep Breaths
When you take deep breaths, it forces you to focus on the present moment. You forget momentarily to worry about the future or what happened in the past.
But deep breathing does great things for your body, too. Like lowering your metabolism.
It also lowers your heart beat as well as your blood pressure. Doing abdominal breathing exercises for 20-30 minutes a day will reduce both stress and anxiety.
Pay It Foward
There are tons of stress solutions that can work to help you feel happier and healthier. The important thing is to find what works for you.
Doing things for others should always be on that list. Focusing on other people actually helps you forget your own problems.
But that’s not all. Compassion makes you feel more connected to others.
You’ll feel more confident. Best of all, as you help others, your compassion grows.
Daily Exercise is a Must for Stress Solutions
Daily exercise helps build up a healthy body and mind. Exercise builds up your cardiovascular system. You’ll even build up your muscles.
It helps you to maintain a healthy weight. But it also reduces stress levels.
You’ll even find it helps reduce depression. If these weren’t enough reasons to get you off the couch, exercise helps with improving cognitive function.
Do a Purge
Clutter causes stress, overwhelm, and anxiety. Clutter also makes it hard to make good decisions for yourself.
Start by sorting through your physical belongings. What do you no longer like, use, or need? Get rid of anything that makes you feel ashamed, guilty, or afraid.
When you’re finished purging, place similar items together. You’ll lower stress levels just by knowing where everything is.
You’ll find you feel happier, healthier, and more productive.
You’ve heard the expression, “you are what you eat”. That’s because it’s true.
Eating more fruit can help reduce depression. You’ll also find that you can maintain your weight more easily by eating real food.
There’s an easy way to do this. When you go grocery shopping, avoid the center aisles. That’s where you’ll find all the tempting but unhealthy processed foods.
Instead, stick to the outer aisle where you’ll find the fruits, veggies, and meats that help you stay happy and healthy.
Try a Whole Body Cryotherapy Treatment
Cryotherapy helps alleviate a lot of physical symptoms and pain. It also reduces inflammation.
You’ll also release endorphins, making you feel more alert and energetic.
But don’t take our word for it. Watch a few videos and see for yourself.