How to Reduce the Stress in Two Minutes a Day
Whether we’re dealing with an unhappy client, or assigned a last-minute project to complete by the end of the day, or just going through the everyday trials and tribulations of our job, we all experience stress. And there’s no denying it — it stinks.
An executive from at MNC, strong faith, a great family life, and plenty of money, even got along well with his in-laws! So why did he have so much stress and anxiety that he could hardly sleep at night?
There is a simple strategy that you can use to reduce anxiety, improve your ability to deal with stress, and boost your confidence. The best part is it works immediately and takes only two minutes to do.
As an individual, many of us self-appease with junk food, a glass (or two) of wine, maybe some mindless TV, we think these may fixes, but that doesn’t actually fix anything.
Whenever fear and anxiety take embrace, the nervous system directs blood flow to the largest muscles, an evolutionary response to protect against physical danger. This redirected flow often results in cold hands. So when we warm them, which automatically signal our nervous system that it’s OK to calm down.
Donate some Money
Giving some money to a good reason makes you feel happy or feel better than buying a pair of stylish cloths, the studies proved it.
The fact is you don’t have to be a millionaire to enjoy this karmic deed. The researchers raveled that those who gave even Rs: 100 to needy person will felt obviously better than those who bought themselves a luxuries instead.
“If you’re feeling irritable, eat an all-carb whole grain snacks and see the difference, you will feel happier just within a half hour,”
Give yourself a hug
When you feel self negatively, the brain’s amygdala sends signals and that will increase blood pressure and raise adrenaline and cortisol levels. Here they recommend “surreptitious self-hug” wrapping the arms around ourselves and squeezing. Even our own touch releases oxytocin and other biochemicals which promotes well-being.
Just move it—a little
The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain, says just two minutes of exercise is enough to change your mood, as long as you raise your heart rate. “Anything from squats to jumping jacks supplies a surge of neurotransmitters, such as norepinephrine, dopamine, and serotonin—the same targets as antidepressants”.
Be a jaw dropper
“Relaxing your tongue and jaw sends a message to your brain stem and limbic system to turn off the stress hormones adrenaline and cortisol,” Simply let your tongue go shuffle in your mouth, and then open your mouth slightly, which will instantly loosen up your jaw. “These exercises help bring our parasympathetic nervous system online, which tells our bodies to rest and restore”.
How to Take a Two-Minute Breathe Break
Yes, focus upon your breathing. Breathe in slowly for a four count, then pause for a second, and then breathe out slowly for a six to seven count. If counting makes you feel more stressed, focus upon your breathing alone. Continue for thirty seconds.
Accept what you are feeling and then focus on your breathing.
Emotions become problematic most quickly when we try to fight or ignore them. You need to find the cause of your stress, acknowledge it, and decide whether it is something you need to address or let go for now.
At the end of the two minutes, you will likely feel more calm than before you began the exercise. If you are still feeling swamped with stress, take another two-minute break.
We may think that we don’t have time even for a two minute break because we have to solve a huge problem for the project to be completed. However, research has also shown that we not only think more clearly but also more creatively when we aren’t stressed out.
Less stress, more productivity, Greater creativity. Who don’t want to use this situation more in their life? Do favor yourself and take a breather break.
The more you practice, better it will assist you in taking back your day.
So, be started!
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