Stress is a very serious problem that has been getting more and more common recently. Everyone feels stress from time to time, but when the problem persists and takes the form of chronic stress, the situation gets really serious. Stress itself is very bad for the mind and body, and it also promotes many other serious diseases like hypertension, diabetes, heart disease and insomnia. Chronic stress can also lead to premature ageing and hair fall. Chronic stress really takes a toll on your immune system and makes it weak.
There are many ways to reduce stress, a majority of people affected by chronic stress turn to pharmaceutical drugs to fix the problem, but these drugs can also have a lot of negative side effects, and you should try out some natural stress countering methods before you use these pharmaceutical drugs to counter stress.
Here is a list of some super effective methods to counter stress and anxiety.
Keep Your Schedule Organized
Organizing your schedule is a great way to combat stress. The main reason many people feel stressed is their busy work routines. Organizing your schedule will let you manage your time properly and effectively, reducing the time that is wasted so that you have more time to rest and enjoy yourself. According to a survey held by Harvard University one of the most effective stress management skills according to most of the participants of the survey is planning and organizing your life.
Work Out Regularly
Science has proven working out to be a super effective stress reducing method. When you exercise, hormones and endorphins like dopamine, which is also called the pleasure hormone, are released. The release of dopamine makes you feel a rush of happiness, which is very effective in lifting your mood and decreasing your stress levels.
Remember, moderation is the key. If you exercise too hard, a hormone called cortisol is released, which is a stress hormone. So, increase your workouts gradually so that your body can get conditioned to the level of activity.
- Use Natural Organic Remedies
There are many natural remedies that, unlike pharmaceuticals, don’t have any long-lasting side effects, can be used to counter stress. And in the recent couple of decades, medical marijuana has become quite popular for stress relief.
Cannabis has been legalized in many American states for medicinal use and some states have even legalized it for recreational use. Stress reduction is among the main medicinal benefits of cannabis. If you don’t want to smoke marijuana, you can also use edibles like weed brownies for countering stress. You can check some online recipes about how to make weed brownies?
Sleep On Time
One of the most common reasons of chronic stress is sleep deprivation. You should get at least 6 to 8 hours of sleep every day, according to doctors. It is also important that you sleep on time. According to doctors, the optimal time to sleep is from 10/11 PM to 6/7 AM. So, follow this sleeping schedule to make sure that you can stay clear of stress.
Meditate and Start Practicing Yoga
Mediation has been proven by many scientific studies to be a very effective method to counter stress. Meditation and yoga teach the utilization of amazing relaxation techniques that are super effective in reducing your stress levels.
According to a study by the New York Academy of Sciences, breathing techniques of yoga enable us to counter stress instantly. So, try to squeeze in a small 10 to 20 minute session of light meditation or yoga into your morning schedule to get rid of day to day stress.
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/.