Be it at work where you have to prove yourself at every point or at home where you have to be on your toes to handle every single task, suffering from stress is unavoidable. Here are a few super-easy hacks to relieve stress in minutes. And don't forget to share if you care for your family and friends.
What could be more therapeutic and relaxing than playing with your pets or spending time around animals? Research says that it releases feel good hormones relieving stress and tension .
Hug someone. Yes, hugging a loved one for around eight minutes or more has the power to decrease the production of cortisol, stress hormone, spread positivity and relieve stress says Dr Alka Chadha, Counsellor for Mental Health Improvement, Hope and Care Centre, Vashi. Moreover, it also improves your emotional connect.
Did you know sitting in a rocking chair can be a real stress buster? Research study has revealed that the mild exercise of rocking in a rocking chair may release endorphins, improve mood, and even reduce pain along with reducing depression and anxiety .
Chew gum if you ever feel stressed at work or are anxious before a meeting not only helps in reducing stress and anxiety but also improves alertness, especially if you have to multitask .
If your job involves typing continuously and staring at the computer, then close your eyes for some time and take a quick nap. You can even try massaging your hands to relieve stress and anxiety.
If you feel stressed due to the overpowering work pressure at office, then instead of sitting at your desk, go for a 10-minute stroll around the office. The fresh and cool air helps you to calm you down!
If you swear by yoga, then try simple stress-relieving yoga poses to relax your mind and body. Celebrity yoga expert Shameen Akhtar says stretches and yoga poses like Pranayamasana or prayer pose, Parvatasana, Uttanasana, surya mudra or the ujjayi breath to relieve stress.