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10 Ways to Reduce Stress | Home Remedies For Stress

Stress



Stress is simply a reaction to a stimulus that disturbs our physical or mental equilibrium. In other words, it’s an omnipresent part of life.



1. Chamomile:

Put 2 Tablespoons of dried, loose chamomile flowers in a teapot , fill with boiling water, steep for 5 minutes, then strain and drink. You might also add some honey. Drink chamomile tea early and often.



2. Massage:

Slightly warm sesame, olive or coconut oil and use the warm oil to massage your forehead, neck, shoulders, back and bottom of your feet.

Then, take a warm bath.



3. Basil leaves:

Chew 10 to 12 fresh holy basil leaves twice daily.



4. Eat the right foods:

Make sure you include foods such as pulses, fresh vegetables and fruits, milk and grains such as rice and tapioca. Avoid spicy chutneys and pickles, sour cream, chicken, fish, meat, cheese, onion, garlic and urad dal.



5. Music:

A number of studies show that listening to music, especially classical or baroque, may help you unwind and improve your mood. So, listen to your favourite music snd get lost in it.



6.Sleep

A common side effect of stress is that you may struggle to fall asleep. If this happens three times a week for at least 3 months, you may have insomnia, an inability to fall and stay asleep. Lack of sleep can also add to your stress level and cause a cycle of stress and sleeplessness.



7.Deep breathing. When you practice deep breathing, you turn on your body’s natural ability to relax. This creates a state of deep rest that can change how your body responds to stress. It sends more oxygen to your brain and calms the part of your nervous system that handles your ability to relax.



Try belly breathing. Get comfortable, close your eyes, and place one hand on your stomach and the other on your chest. Take a deep breath in through your nose. You should feel your belly rise more than your chest. Now, exhale through your nose and pay close attention to how your body relaxes. Repeat.



8.Sell yourself to yourself. When you’re feeling overwhelmed, remind yourself of what you do well. Have a healthy sense of self-esteem.

There are several other methods you can use to relax or reduce stress, including:

Deep breathing exercises.
Meditation.
Mindfulness meditation.
Progressive muscle relaxation.
Mental imagery relaxation.
Relaxation to music.
Biofeedback (explained below).
Counseling, to help you recognize and release stress.
Ask your healthcare provider for more information about these techniques or other suggestions.



9.Eat healthily

Eating healthily can reduce the risks of diet-related diseases39
There is a growing amount of evidence showing how food affects our mood40 and how eating healthily can improve this
You can protect your feelings of wellbeing by ensuring that your diet provides adequate amounts of brain nutrients such as essential vitamins and minerals, as well as water41

10.Be aware of smoking and drinking alcohol
Try not to, or reduce the amount you smoke and drink alcohol
Even though they may seem to reduce tension initially, this is misleading as they often make problems worse42

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