In a world where bills need to be paid and work needs to get done, it can often be hard to find time for hobbies and leisurely activites, but the key to a less stressful life, is to take time to do the things you enjoy. Follow a few of our simple tips and advice to take the path that is less stressful.
It should be no surprise that exercising can only be beneficial to your life. But who really wants to lift weights and run on the treadmill after a long days work? Exercising actually increases endorphines, a hormone that makes you feel happier overall. If working up a sweat is not appealing to you, try more peaceful yet equally beneficial exercises like yoga or pilates. These ancient Indian forms of meditation, help you become better at breathing-something that comes in handy during stressful situations. Closing your mind to the world a few times a week helps you deal with the hustle and bustle of the week more effectively.
According to a recent study, there is a direct link between sleeping well and a longer life expectancy. So turn off the TV or computer and dive under those sheets early for a nice 8 hour snooze that will have you feeling refreshed and energized throughout the whole week.
Talk about it
Keeping your stresses pent up inside leaves them nowhere to go. Although it may feel like your ranting and raving to uninterested ears, getting it off your chest relieves any anger or stress and might even put the stressor into proper perspective.
While the mentioned tips seem simple, it is easy to forget to practice these techniques on a daily basis. But implementing these 3 simple things into your regime means heading down the path less stressed.