We find ourselves in an uncanny situation that takes away our peace. And what do we do? We react violently, we argue, we are infuriated. This puts us in a delirium, and we stagger to retain peace from this melancholy. But there are ways to pacify the mind:
It is an important thing we forget to do while we suffer from stress. The brain is dependent on oxygen and functions effectively and nonchalantly when it has a proper influx of oxygen. Hence, for a minute, keep your work aside and breathe. Exercise your breathing in a schedule pattern.
2. Take a happy meal
Be Joey Tribbiani! Have a pizza! Food solves everything! An empty stomach disrupts the balance and shifts your concentration. When you eat food, the body frees serotonin in small amounts. Resultantly, we feel pleased and relaxed.
To every problem, there is a solution. There is always a solution! God made sure of that. Temporariness is a vital attribute of any problem. Before floundering in stress, imprint this in your mind that a problem never has permanency. In that way, you tackle the problem with an optimistic approach.
Parents constantly advised us that writing an answer helps to remember it more accurately. Why not apply it to the unhealthy state of mind? When in stress, take a paper or any writing gadget, and interpret things troubling you. It will placate your mind and destress it to some extent. Once you know where the problem is, work on it.
‘Dance like no one’s watching!’ We hear this phrase innumerable times but we take it lightly. Surely, we will not start dancing right in the middle of the road, filled with people gawking at you as madmen. When no one’s around, you surely can sway your body to the tune of the song going inside your head.
6. Invigorating tea
Tea is always a solution. Take it from a tea drinker. It is a panacea. Tea has less caffeine compared to coffee, which results in less anxiety. It helps to relieve oxytocin which calms your nerves. Tea is that friend who never departs you in a hurdle. It supports you and understands your needs.
7. Room of requirement
Everyone possesses a comfortable place, whether it is a personal spot or a favourite person. A happy place can be anything. A corner in a room, your favourite ice-cream parlour, or your best friend, a place where you can be with yourself is what you require.
All sleep lovers, this is a solid solution to lessen the stress. Sleep is such a beauteous and god-gifted aspect of human life. Our body goes through a hectic schedule all day, which needs to be compensated by relaxing a bit.
9. Dogs! Dogs! Dogs!
It is impossible to say no to those puppy eyes! They listen to your outburst calmly while cutely wagging their tails. Oh! Those unconditional and irrevocable kisses filled with impartial love steal away the pressure.
When you walk, your body releases endorphins, which reduces stress hormones. The physical activity takes the strain from the mind and subdues the anxiety. Taking a stroll in a greener environment or your favourite go-to place revitalize and improve your mood.
It is not only a skill but also a remedy. Think of a regular thing and try executing it in a more appealing and aesthetic manner. How will you do it? Your brain will focus on the process of thinking. This will engross your brain besides stressful thoughts.
12. Dear Diary
It is a personalized friend where you can jot down everything bothering you. No one will judge; no one will question you. Writing bothersome thoughts in the diary extricates unwanted feelings and help in self-exploration.
13. Read your favourite book
Books are the ‘anywhere door’ from the Doraemon cartoon series, which transports you in a magical world. This fabricated world offers solace, and for the time being, we forget the encumbrances.
14 Repudiate bad habits
Annotate your bad habits you are aware of. Start incorporating healthy habits such as waking up early, keeping yourself hydrated, stop being a perfectionist. Say no to the precarious habits to keep your body and mind healthy.
15. Plan ahead
Keep a prior schedule of important things, so that things don’t become intractable. Do not panic if it goes out of control. Prioritize important tasks (two or three max) and take regular breaks to calm the mind.