Stress is affecting everyone’s life, and that’s a fact. Nonetheless, stress is the leading cause of many diseases, including some very severe ones, both physical and mental illnesses. Dealing with stress is the only way to avoid complications, and here are six proven ways to relieve stress, and some them might even surprise you.
Coping with stress is ideal to avoid health problems, including mental disorders, and live a relaxing life without anything affecting your well-being. But, in the modern world, we all live in, with all the access to technology, hard work for making a living, and less time to spend on healthy activities is quite challenging to find the right ways to relieve stress.
However, dealing with stress is possible, and with the following six proven ways to relieve stress you’ll feel better and more relaxed, and that’s for sure.
Dealing with Stress – 6 Proven Ways to Relieve Stress
Take it slow
Although it’s hard to slow down in the century of speed, you should take it slow and do everything one step at a time. Whenever you feel stressed up or tired, take a ten minutes break and meditate on your situation, checking for any signs of tension.
Playing online casinos
No, that’s no mistake, there. Many recent studies revealed that playing online casinos is one of the best methods to cope with stress. It might sound weird, I agree, but, according to scientists, gambling games are fun, as long as they do not turn into an addiction problem, and they activate some areas in the brain that help the body deal with stress.
Also, many gambling games offer the option to play for fun (no money involved).
Do physical activity
Workout sessions will make us feel better. During exercises, our body secretes specific hormones such as endorphins which help us deal with stress. Above all, by doing a physical activity, we avoid developing other severe conditions such as obesity.
Smile and laugh
According to some recent studies, stress can be ruled out by smiling and laughing. Smiling helps us keep a lower heart rate even after a stressful situation occurs. Laughing is also much better in dealing with stress.
Change your attitude toward stress
According to a recent study, seeing stress as a challenge helps more than imagining stress as an entirely-negative factor. That means that we will be dealing with stress better when we change our attitude towards it.
During another research, the scientists found out that people who stand upright can cope with stress better than those who slump over the desk when working. According to the researchers, standing upright is giving people more self-control and boosts their productivity while helps them cope with stressful situations.
Patrick Supernaw is the lead editor for Great Lakes Ledger. Patrick has written for many publications including The Huffington Post and Vanity Fair. Patrick is based in Ottawa and covers issues affecting his city. In addition to his severe hockey addiction, Pat also enjoys kayaking and can often be found paddling the Rideau Canal. Contact Pat here