Millennials are way too busy with deadlines, meetings, projects and presentations. In this mad rat race, we often forget to take out time for ourselves. Here are 10 super easy hacks to relax and de-stress yourself in a jiffy.
1. Devour The Brown Delicacy
Chocolate will not only satiate your taste buds but will also regulate the levels of the stress hormone, cortisol. To instantly bring the zing back in your life, steal a bite or two of your favourite chocolate when you are feeling low to soothe your mind.
2. Some Solitude
Few minutes of ‘me time’ will help you gather your thoughts and act in a calm and composed way.
3. Chug, Chug, Chug
Instead of turning red in anger or green in envy, prepare some green tea for yourself. Not only is it a rich source of antioxidants but also contains L-Theanine, which helps in relieving anger while hydrating your body. Next time you feel your temper rising, boil some water, dip a tea bag in it and sip it.
4. Your ‘Happy Space’
Create a happy place for yourself that is completely free of stress. Your happy space doesn’t need to be anything fancy, a comfortable chair and a few candles and incense sticks would do.
5. Chewing Gum To The Rescue
A chewing gum is the quickest and easiest way to beat stress. Choose from a refreshing range of minty or fruity flavour. The sugar-free variants are a boon for the health-conscious. Plus, it also helps to keep your jawline chiselled. Chew a gum for a few minutes to reduce the cortisol levels.
6. Soak Up Some Sun
The sunny atmosphere will surely brighten up your mood and cheer you up.
7. Munch On Some Crunch
When feeling low open a pack of your favourite cookies and munch on. But eat in moderation. Don’t use stress as an excuse to overeat. You can also choose a healthy alternative like walnuts, almonds or pistachios. These nuts are not only a rich source of nutrients but also help in reducing the cholesterol levels.
8. Music To The Rescue
Listen to your favourite song to fix your bad mood and bring the zeal, energy and enthusiasm back in your life.
9. 10, 9, 8…….Tadaaaa
When worries clutter your mind and deadlines scare the life out of you, take few deep breaths and start counting backwards from 10. Repeat this two to three times. Your anxiety will vanish like magic as you had been thinking about what number comes before eight rather than your deadline.
10. Talking It Out
Sharing your woes with a friend always helps to brighten up your sour mood.