Quick Tips to Reduce Stress

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Stress affects us all in different ways at different times, to different levels, and for different reasons. Thus, it is important to try to reduce stress otherwise it can get out of control and can badly affect your health. Dr. Rohit Gupta, the best Neurologist in Faridabad shares a few quick tips that can help you to reduce and manage stress. Hope you find them useful.

Tip 1: Spend quality time with “yourself”

We all need some alone time for ourselves to try to get away from things for a while. Life is tough enough at some places on us which in turn can cause stress. Make effort to get time to spend it with you only. No distractions, turn off the laptop, turn off the mobile – your time is for YOU – nobody else. Then do whatever (might be reading a book, listening to your favorite music, generally chilling out) you feel like doing that makes you feel happy and less stressed. Find the time to switch off for a while and you’ll feel better for it.

Tip 2: Laugh

It’s hard to feel restless, anxious or stressed when you’re laughing. This can also help improve your immune system and mood. Laughing is the best therapy to reduce stress, and there are a few other ways it may help relieve stress:

  • Relieving your stress response.
  • Relieving tension by relaxing your muscles.

Tip 3: Listen to soothing music

Listening to music is an effective way to relieve stress. This can have a very relaxing effect on the body. Slow-paced instrumental music can induce the relaxation response by helping lower blood pressure, heart rate as well as stress hormones. Nature sounds can also be very soothing and that’s why it is incorporated in relaxation and meditation music.

Tip 4: Digital De-Clutter

Now it’s time to de-clutter digital life. Emails, social media, the pressure for instant replies, more likes, more Twitter followers, and keeping on top of all that can be stressful in itself – right? So have a digital clean up and de-clutter. Remove yourself from email lists you do not need to be on. Turn off notifications, alters, and similar which you do not need. Set aside specific times of the day to check your emails instead of constantly may not apply to work emails of course.

Tip 5: Spend time with friends and family

Getting social support and spending time with friends and family can help you get through stressful times. This can helps release oxytocin, a natural stress reliever. Good friends give you a sense of belonging and self-worth, lower your risk of anxiety which can help you in tough times.  It has been found that men and women with the fewest social connections were more likely to suffer from depression and anxiety.

Tip 6: Meditate.

Meditation can help enormously with stress reduction, anxiety depression, and your state of mind in general. This can be a simple as sitting down calmly, clearing your mind, and doing some repeated deep breathing. Breathe in, hold, breathe out slowly, and repeat for a few minutes.

Start now. Take some action. One step at a time. Do not adjourn. There is no right or wrong order in which to try these stress reduction tips. See which work for you. These tips that are given by Dr. Rohit Gupta, the best Neurologist in Faridabad help in getting your mind away from the source of stress.