Are we hundred per cent happy with our lives? Stress and anxiety is the most prevalent a modern day dilemma. Even more troublesome, there’s a whole bunch of related problems that follow. Prolonged stress can lead to diabetes, hypertension, insomnia, irritation and heart disease.
If you suffer from disturbed sleep, bad dreams, easily get impatient and dizzy, and/or lack self-confidence, then you could be suffering from chronic anxiety.
Stress and anxiety can also lead to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), a chronic disorder with no permanent cure, although the symptoms can be reduced to some extent.
According to health experts, making lifestyle changes is the best way to cope with stress and anxiety.
Here are some preventive measures that will help in reducing stress and anxiety levels:
Start your day regularly with yoga and meditation. We often carry over work stress and personal and health problems from day to night. Morning yoga is the best way to flush out all the negative feelings and worries. To de-stress yourself, practice breathing exercises and power yoga for rejuvenation and vitality.
Spa therapy is a good way to release frustration and tension that’s built up over a period of time. Not only does aroma therapy helps in relaxation of the body muscles, it regulates stress hormones too. Spa is a holistic approach you can think of pampering yourself after hectic weekdays.
Regularize your sleeping habits to stimulate your mind and body. Late nights are number one on the list of lifestyle sins. Remember, lack of sleep can also lead to weight gain. At least six to seven hours of sleep is a must. Proper sleep is the most natural way to beat anxiety.
Tackle tension by mapping out a practical solution. Keeping a stress journal will go a long way to help identify and resolve your worries.
Relax with a cup of organic lemon or green tea. You’ll be surprised at the calming effect a simple cuppa can have.
If none of the above work, consult a doctor, preferably a psychologist. There is no stigma in medical treatment and regular counseling sessions.