Maintaining Healthy Stress Levels for Your Mind

With the season getting busy, you can sometimes feel stressed and overwhelmed. Today we are going share some quick ways to de-stress.

Breath the Stress Away

Breathwork

One great way to reduce stress levels is to practice breathing exercises. One of these exercises is called the square breathing method, it goes a little like this:

  1. Inhale your breath as you count to 4.
  2. Hold your breath for 4 counts.
  3. Exhale your breath slowly as you count to 4.
  4. Hold your breath for 4 counts.
  5. Repeat for a few minutes until you feel calm.

While doing the exercise, remember to focus on your breath, and push your other thoughts aside.

Practice Giving Thanks

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While thinking positive thoughts can be a bit cliche and cheesy, there is psychological research to back up that forcing yourself to smile or laugh can greatly improve your mood. If you are ever feeling stressed or down, try to focus on the good things that have happened to you. They can be as small as being grateful that someone held the door open for you. At the end of the day, write down three things that you are grateful for.

Be Creative, Be Free

One of the great ways to take your mind off of the stress is to find a creative outlet. This can be anything from cooking, baking, coloring with colored pencils or doodling, or taking pictures. These activities can all provide you with a break from a stressful situation.

Meditate your Mind

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While this may not be for everyone, meditation has been proven effective in helping people calm down and de-stress. It helps in quieting your mind. To meditate, sit yourself in a comfortable position, close your eyes, and begin to breath steadily. Like before, focus on your breath until it becomes a steady pattern. Then, let your thoughts flow through you but maintain your focus on your breath. If you want to explore meditation further, there are plenty of guided meditation practices online as well.

Strengthen your Mind

If you would like to provide nutritional assurance to your brain, a great way would be to explore our Wild Bluegreen Mind Capsules. Packed with the heart of algae, Wild Bluegreen Mind is an abundant source of raw materials for enhancing activity in the brain, the most nutrient-demanding organ in the body.

Sources:

https://www.virtua.org/articles/10-quick-ways-to-de-stress

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