How to destress & feel in control

How to destress & feel in control

How to destress & feel in control

It’s todays current climate, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Constantly worrying about job security, our finances and our health can really take it’s toll on us both mentally and physically. Take a look below to find out how to destress and start to feel in control of your life again.

Take Care of Your Body

Never underestimate the power of a face mask and a nice long soak in the bath after work. You want to feel clean and refreshed, so always make sure to shower or take a bath. Even something as simple as washing your face, removing all makeup and even doing a few stretches before bed can make you feel more confident and in control.

Make Your Bed

The seemingly mundane task of making your bed everyday not only restores order to your surroundings, but it also gives you a sense of accomplishment, however small. An unmade bed creates the feeling of disorder and chaos. By making your bed, your room will look more put together and you’ll feel instantly more calm when you walk into it.

Meditate

From diminishing insomnia to reducing feelings of stress and anxiety, engaging in just 10 minutes of meditation a day can restore a much-needed sense of calm and stability to your hectic life. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting out, meditating may be one of the most effective tools in regards to improving your mental health, not to mention a fool proof way to regain a sense of control over your life.

Clean Your Home

You’d be surprised to discover just how much a tidy environment can positively impact your mental state. If you’re constantly surrounded by an overwhelming amount of mess and clutter, your mind will naturally start to mimic the physical space you’re living in. You know what they say, a tidy house equals a tidy mind.

Focus on nutrition 

Focusing on what you put into your body certainly has a measured effect on your self-esteem and willpower. Even something as simple as cutting out sugar or processed foods can improve focus and increase energy levels. Not only will you be more alert if you’re fueling your body correctly you’ll also start to feel better about yourself. This will then have a knock on effect on your mood and your mental wellbeing.

Get a Good Nights Sleep

Getting enough sleep is perhaps the first step in gaining a sense of control over your life. Aiming to get a solid seven to eight hours of sleep every night will keep you feeling refreshed, recharged, and, most importantly, relaxed. Sleep is essential for maintaining a sense of self-control in life. Sleep deprivation is a kind of chronic stress that impairs how both the body and brain use energy. In other words, a lack of sleep can cause you to make impulsive, unhealthy decisions that you wouldn’t make otherwise.

Work Out

As with nutrition, we’re surrounded by constant reminders to keep physical fitness a priority. Working out is about establishing a routine more than anything, hitting the treadmill or attending a HIIT class on a regular basis is a great way to train your brain and make you more stress-resilient. It’ll also help you release some built up tension and get those endorphins flowing which trigger a positive feeling response in the body, similar to that of morphine.

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