Practical Tips to Reduce the Effects of Stress
Have you been feeling stressed because of the disruption in routine, schedule, and environment that the Coronavirus pandemic has caused?
Stress can be harmful to your health, but there are ways to manage it. Here are some practical tips to reduce the effects of stress:
Recognize the signs of stress on your body: difficulty sleeping, irritability, feeling depressed, and having low energy.
Regular activity releases endorphins, can improve concentration, and enhance sleep, which can often be negatively affected by stress.
Stop and smell the flowers.
Scientists have discovered that inhaling certain fragrances can reduce stress levels.
Take a deep breath.
Deep breathing is one of the best ways to lower stress in the body. When you breathe deeply, it sends a message to your brain to calm down and relax.
You are not alone. Keep in touch with people who can provide emotional support and practical help.