I make sure I spend as much time with my family as possible and when the weather permits I got camping as much as I can. There is something about being outdoors and just relaxing that is like nothing else. You can literally feel it re-energizing you.
I also like to try and get out fishing at least once a year with my friend. Floating on the water is just a great way to relax. If the fish are biting, even better!
Well I just try to do that which my strength can carry at a time,I ensure to take a rest when necessary.....I don't believe in killing myself.
When I feel stressed I ease if off by eaten healthy and taking a long nap, less work, no dates.
I smoke lots of marijuana It helps to calm me down big time. There is nothing as relaxing as smoking weed. But in the end it's not really worth it. MJ is expensive, bad for health and a time waster.
If it's a situation where I can influence an outcome I build and write down a plan of action and contingencies. If possible, I seek advice with trusted contacts.
Those are all psychological measures that, even if they end up having no practical use in your situation, help calm your mind bit-by-bit.
Additionally there a physiological measures that you can and should take to calm down:
Make boundries for yourself, if you are overloaded, say stop to other people. Make choices even if it hurts people. If they really love you they will understand.
Mindfullness is also a recommendation tbh
I just play music, or sing loud.
Also I do sports.
And, sometimes I go out with my friends.
Do some deep breathing, maybe some relaxed yoga stretches like a simple forward fold or downward dog. Then do 5-10 deep breaths and I'm good to go again:)
1. Avoid caffeine, alcohol and nicotine.
Avoid or at least reduce your intake of nicotine and any beverages that contain caffeine and alcohol. Caffeine and nicotine are stimulants and therefore increase your stress levels rather than reduce stress.
Alcohol is a sedative when taken in large quantities, but as a small amount of stimulant. Therefore, the use of alcohol as a means of relieving stress ultimately did not help.
Exchange water containing caffeine and alcoholic beverages, herbal teas or diluted natural juices to keep yourself hydrated as this will give your body a better response to stress.
You should also avoid or reduce the intake of refined sugars - they are included in many foods produced (even in savory foods such as salad dressings and bread), which can cause energy breakdown, which can cause you to feel tired and irritable. In general, try to eat a healthy, balanced and nutritious diet.
2. Enjoy physical activity
Stress conditions increase the levels of stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol in the body.
These are "battle or escape" hormones that have been hardwired into our brains to protect us from direct bodily harm when we are threatened. However, the stress of the modern era is rarely compensated by combat or flight response, so physical exercise can be used as a metabolic hypermetabolism to restore metabolism to a calmer, more relaxed state.
When you feel stressed and stressed, take a quick walk in the fresh air. Try to incorporate some physical activity into your daily life before or after work or at lunchtime. Regular physical exercise can also improve sleep quality.
3. Sleep more for a while
Insufficient sleep is an important cause of stress. Unfortunately, stress also interrupted our sleep, because thoughts have been spinning in our heads, preventing us from relaxing enough to fall asleep.
Instead of relying on drugs, your goal should be to relax as much as possible before going to bed. Make sure your bedroom is an oasis of tranquility without the pressure to remind you. Avoid caffeine at night, and if you know that this can lead to restless sleep, avoid excessive drinking. Stop doing any mentally demanding work a few hours before going to bed so you can have time to calm down your brain. Try a warm bath or read a calm, low-demand book for a few minutes to relax your body, tired your eyes, and help you forget about your things.
You should also sleep at roughly the same time every day so that your body and mind can adapt to predictable bedtime routines.
4. Try relaxation techniques
Every day, try using decompression technology to relax. There are many tried and tested ways to reduce stress, so try some and see what works best for you.
For example, try self-hypnosis, which is very easy and can be done anywhere, even at your desk or in the car. A very simple technique is to focus on words or phrases that are positive to you. Words such as "cool," "love," and "peace" work well, or you can think of a self-affirming mantra, such as "I should be calm in life" or "give me calm." Focus on the words or phrases you choose; if you find that your thoughts are already embarrassing, or you are aware of the intrusive thoughts that come into your mind, ignore them and focus your attention on the words or phrases you choose. If you find yourself getting nervous again later, just repeat your words or phrases silently.
If you find it difficult to relax at first, don't worry. Relaxation is a skill that needs to be learned and will increase as practice progresses.