Simple Tips to Relieve Stress

Stress is one of the major causes of health problems like heart disease, depression, insomnia, among others. Yet, nowadays, we say that we couldn’t avoid it because of too much work, commitments and responsibilities. Like nurses, they are usually stressed out: long working hours, shifting schedules, patients’ problems, various roles and responsibilities, aside from family and love problems.

Here are some simple tips on how to relax, meditate or de-stress, which we could apply in our regular working day.

You may start eliminating unnecessary tasks on your to-do list.

Yes, learn to prioritize and be realistic on your daily schedule. If you feel that something need not to be done and isn’t that important, then eliminate it. There are many things in our to-do list that we do not necessary need like watching this, playing this and that etc.

You may want to reduce your commitments by saying no to people.

Sometimes, it is best to say no. It is OKAY to say no, especially on attending occasions that would really demand more of your time and not realistic to fit in to your schedule. You may try to send regrets if, for example you have been invited by a friend to have coffee and catch up while you already have a commitment the whole day long. It is okay to re-schedule and say NO at times.

You may start a regular 5-minute meditation practice.

Many testimonials from people who started this practice that this really actually help them de-stress. That meditating could actually help reduce stress. There is a 5-minute meditation exercise that a lot is engaging into. Try to go to professional yoga/meditation classes, or online tutorials on how to do it, and see how it will also work for you.

You may start eat healthier, exercise regularly, get more sleep.

Yes, we all know these. Find time and invest now on your body. You are the only one who can make choices on the food that you eat, and have time to exercise and lessen your watching TV to make time for sleep.

You may want to spend more quality time with loved ones.

Yes, studies show that spending more time with loved ones and having quality time with them make us happier and lessen our stress. This is one of those times when you do not talk and think about work. Just talk about family stuff, laugh about childhood memories and enjoy a nice meal prepared by a family.

These are just some of the simple tips to enjoy life and de-stress. Have fun living the life that you have!

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