By Jack (Guest Blogger) –
Everyday life stress is pretty normal, and everyone experiences it. Even on your best days, there is always going to be something that will bug you. The answer is not to avoid the stress altogether but learn how to live with it. Instead of the stress controlling your mood and emotions, you should try and manage it instead. That is the only way you can keep a balance in life.
Some people find it easy to juggle between their daily tasks despite the stress. They are used to letting things go and don’t dwell on the matters. For others, it can be hard to unwind at the end of the day. These people can let stress overwhelm them, and that is not good for the physical or mental health. Stress can become chronic if it is not managed in its early stages. Once your stress levels reach a point where they become chronic, then it can be tricky to go back.
It is always great when people put in an effort to manage their stress. However, if you use pharmaceutical medicines to overcome your stress, then it can become problematic. It is recommended that you use natural means over artificial, always.
Have a look at some of the natural ways that can help you relax.
1. Try Herbal Remedies
The best natural treatment for anything is the usage of natural herbs and plants. Nature has an abundance of plants that are meant to treat physical and mental ailments. Long before there were any pharmaceutical drugs, people used to use herbal medicines for treatments of various ailments.
Marijuana or cannabis has been called a miracle drug by many users. It has been reported that cannabis can help us in the treatment of various health issues such as headaches, backaches, insomnia etc. It is not just the physical symptoms that can be treated through cannabis. Cannabis can help calm your nerves, as well.
There are a number of ways to use cannabis and the most popular is smoking it. However, some people are more comfortable with vaping. You can always find out more about vaping marijuana vs smoking and decide for yourself how you want to consume it.
2. Get a Massage
Nothing feels more relaxing than a good massage. In massage, the masseuse uses the therapeutic touch to bring peace to your body.
Even though getting a massage is more like physical activity, it doesn’t mean that there are no mental effects. You instantly feel calm and relaxed. If you don’t have enough time to go to a masseuse, you can always do your own massage. Just press your fingers on your temple and massage it. Slowly, work your way from the back to the head. You can do the same with your shoulder’s muscles as well. This massage is not very elaborate, but it can really unclench the tense muscles.
Sweat out the toxins from your body by doing exercise regularly. Exercise not only keeps your body healthy but also releases happy hormones. These hormones will help you stay positive and happy the entire day.
Join a gym, go for a run, or do some stretches. Make exercise an outlet for letting out your inner frustrations.
4. Spend a Day at Spa
If you have an entire day to yourself, or even have a few hours to spare, there is no better way to relax than going to a spa. A spa offers you the full package where you can get a splendid massage and a hot bath. Hot baths can really relieve your muscle pains.
Water therapy is a huge thing, and many people undergo it on a daily basis. Water has the ability to normalize your heart rate. It also reduces the physical tension and mental stress. That is why people who are swimmers don’t experience as many mood swings.
5. Stay Busy
The perfect way to not let the stress get to your head is by staying busy, and you won’t have to deal with unnecessary stressful thoughts!
It is always good to confront your emotions and find the root cause of the problem. However, in some cases, it is not. Some people cannot stop overthinking, and that doesn’t do them any good. These people keep on thinking and obsessing over a matter until they become exhausted and depressed. For those people, it is better to stay active and busy.
Even when you are not working, find a hobby or activity that you enjoy. The activities you do should be relaxing and productive.
6. Make a Healthy Meal Plan
Your diet and eating habits do not just affect you physically but mentally, as well.
The food you eat has more to do with your body’s chemistry than you give it credit for. Smoking, drinking alcohol, eating junk, and processed foods are some of the things you need to avoid if you wish to stay away from unnecessary stress.
Plan your diet in a healthy manner and fill your meal plan with foods rich in vitamins and proteins. While you struggle to overcome the daily stress, your body will already be fully equipped to fight off any stress hormones.
7. Keep a Stress Diary
A fantastic way to organize your thoughts is by keeping a diary with you.
The purpose of this diary is twofold. When you write in the journal, it is like telling your feelings to a friend. The diary will listen to everything you say, and it won’t judge you. While you are writing down about your day, you will write about everything that you felt deeply about. That provides you with an outlet, and the entire activity becomes a kind of catharsis.
Another benefit is that you are subconsciously organizing your thoughts by writing them down. In the case, you can’t figure out why you feel so down, your diary will be able to tell you everything that you went through that day or the last week.
Do what is necessary to stay healthy and happy! Have a great day!
About the Author:
Jack is a psychotherapist and neurodegenerative disorders’ expert. He has been practicing in New York for 25 years now, and since then he has been fighting to make marijuana legal in the United States for it comes with numerous health benefits. You can read his blogs at https://thegreenace.ca/category/the-green-ace-blog/.