5 Effective tips to reduce stress

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Stress affects millions of people every day. Whether at work or in their personal life, several forms of stress, of different intensities, can be felt. While stress is positive when it is stimulating, particularly because it allows us to detect and anticipate danger, the fact remains that its effects can have serious consequences on our health.

5 Effective tips to reduce stress

Fortunately, there are small techniques that you can use every day to learn how to reduce your stress level, how to manage it better. Tips that will help you when you feel that stress is rising, to the point where it's time to do something about it.

Not all of these little techniques work for everyone, but it's up to you to find out which ones work best for you, the ones that have the most beneficial effects on your health and well-being.

1. Exercising to relieve stress

I naturally start with this one because it's my favorite! Exercise releases endorphins that improve your mood and helps you relax.

A simple, fast and inexpensive way to reduce your stress considerably (in record time? it's up to you). Not to mention all the other benefits of physical activity (cardio, weight loss).

If exercising is not "your thing", at least have the courage to do some stretching, it will do you a world of good!

2. Tell your friends about your anxiety

Discussing your problems with a friend, quietly over a drink or a meal, allows you to externalize what you are feeling. You talk about your problems, an attentive ear listens to you and advises you, you feel reassured. You then move away from your anxiety for a while, and it feels good...

The opportunity also to get valuable help on an extremely important subject?

3. Learn to control your breathing

It's a bit like when you do sports (ok, I'll do it again...), the muscles need oxygen to work properly. The mind works the same way, and too many people still don't know how closely the mind and body are connected.

Some people use the basic techniques of meditation to learn how to better breathe and oxygenate their mind. The benefits of meditation have been proven to be as effective as prescription medications for anxiety. Take a minute to sit down, close your eyes, and breathe deeply.

4. Relaxing music for anxiety and stress

Okay, it's not really a secret... Everyone knows that music, at least the style of music you like, has soothing or motivating virtues.

But the trick to making it work best on your anxiety is to find old melodies that bring back positive memories! You will feel nostalgia, the one that comforts, the one that soothes ...

5. Find what makes you feel good

In all possible and unimaginable activities, know how to find the ones that do you good. They are the ones that will contribute to your well-being and reduce your anxiety.

It can be an artistic or sporting activity, such as drawing, reading, swimming, cooking... Only you know what can really calm your nerves!

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