Feeling stressed is never fun. Nevertheless, it seems like it has settled into our day to day reality, which is why it’s just so important for us to constantly find new ways to relax both our minds and our bodies. This article is going to give you a few pointers on how to do just that. The best part? Most of these take less than 5 minutes to do.
Take a Walk
We’re sure you don’t have a lot of time to spare, but if you’re feeling overwhelmed, consider taking a break from everything, and heading out for a walk. It doesn’t even have to be a long one, but it can still have an almost magic effect, especially if you manage to take a walk somewhere in nature. If you’ve got a dog, consider taking them along, since being around pets can help us relax as well.
Taking kratom powder, particularly of the strain Maeng da kratom, can help you feel more energized and overall happier. Indeed, many people have said that it helps them feel more focused on the task at hand and that they like to use it, especially when they’re dealing with particularly difficult tasks since it helps take away the worries they usually associate with hard tasks.
Just 5 minutes of stretching can help your muscles loosen up, relieving pent up tension in your body. If you’re not sure where to start, you can try some basic yoga poses, which are very easy to do even in the office.
Music that has a slow, soothing tempo creates the perfect atmosphere for you to relax. Of course, you can also go in the opposite direction, and listen to upbeat music, if you find that that typically helps you leave your worries behind.
Eat a Mango
You don’t have to leave your desk chair for this tropical infusion into your day. In just five minutes, you can have a mango prepared, which means peeling and slicing it up. Then, you can start biting into it. You may be wondering how could a mango help relax you. Well, these fruits contain linalool, which is a compound that helps lower your stress.
There are now plenty of studies showing that lavender helps relax muscles and offer plenty of calming benefits when it is inhaled. Indeed, it seems to help out with things such as anxiety, depression, and, you guessed it, stress. It can also be a powerful ally in the fight against insomnia. As such, consider applying some lavender essential oil to begin your journey to feeling calm.
Regardless of what your favorite type of gum, whether it may be fruity, minty, or bubble-gum, chewing it for a few minutes can lower cortisol levels, thus leading to a decrease in your stress.
Spending some time in silence, clearing your mind of any thoughts can help you feel more relaxed right away. If you’d like to experience these sorts of benefits for the long term, consider starting a routine where you meditate 5 minutes twice a day. You’re bound to then start feeling your stress levels going down.
Write it Down
Writing your worries and fears down can help clear your mind off all of these horrible thoughts that keep coming back and stressing your out. Once this is done and dealt with, you can begin to focus on the present, which will have a much better result on your overall wellbeing.
Cup of Tea
Drinking some tea, especially when it’s a calming herb, such as lavender or chamomile, but surprisingly, even when we’re talking about green tea, can help your mind and body feel more relaxed and at peace. So, consider replacing your coffee with some tea.
You may be thinking, “Well of course I breathe!” You may indeed breathe in order to stay alive. However, it is intentional, slow and deep breaths that can help calm you down. They do so by lowering your heart rate and blood pressure.
Get a Stress Ball
They’re not called stress balls for nothing! Indeed, they’re a very simple way to get rid of the tension that you may be storing in your body or your thoughts.
All of these activities are incredibly short, but they can be very powerful as far as helping you become more relaxed goes. Consider a combination of them during your particularly stressful days, so that you’ll be able to put both your mind and your body at ease.