Everyone feels overwhelmed at times. But too much stress can be hard on your health, so it is important to find way to offset those negative effects.
Here are a few healthy habits, from healthcare provider Kaiser Permanente®, that can help you stay cool under pressure, even when you’re pressed for time.
Sweat more, stress less.
Symptoms of stress can create a vicious cycle between your mind and body. Exercise helps to break this cycle by relieving tension and releasing feel-good brain chemicals that fight the effects of stress.
Take a break to breathe.
When stress strikes, try a few minutes of deep breathing. Breathe in for a count of 5, hold for 5, and exhale for 5. Repeat 10 times or until you start feeling more calm, grounded, and focused.
Unplug to recharge.
Your phone needs time to recharge, so does your brain. Disconnecting from digital noise for a little while each day can help you stress less, sleep better, and spend time doing more rewarding activities.
Visit kp.org/stressmanagement to learn additional ways to manage stress, before it manages you.