HOW TO FIGHT STRESS AND TURN IT INTO POSITIVE ENERGY?
It seems to be the question of the century: how to cope with stress? There are some periods of the year (such as seasonal changes) or in our lives when fatigue and tension are more intense. But with the help of researchers and experts, it is possible to transform stress into positive energy.
Here are 5 simple and natural anti-stress ideas to quickly recharge your batteries:
To relax, improve concentration and metabolize negative emotions, there is nothing better than practicing yogi breathing. How to do this? With the tip of the ring finger on the left nostril and the right thumb on the right nostril, place the index and middle fingers of your right hand on your forehead. Close the left nostril and inhale with your right. Then close the right and exhale with the left. It can be repeated between 3 and 9 times, keeping the chin slightly back to stretch the spine.
Doctor Bruno Koeltz says that “the best way to avoid stress is to know what to do and when”. In order not to feel oppressed by the millions of things to do, the doctor advises to make lists, deleting from time to time the things already done, in order to always have the impression of progress. The lists can be personalized (work, home, etc.) and divided into categories: urgent, when possible, not to be forgotten.
If you don’t like writing by hand, you can use websites such as www.trello.com !
Chocolate lovers know that a small square of dark chocolate calms stress and gives energy. Indeed, chocolate contains two molecules chemically similar to amphetamines: phenylethylamine and tyramine, but also fatty acids similar to those of opioids. These molecules then contribute to the formation of endorphins, the hormones of happiness.
Two squares of dark chocolate per day are enough to start the day off on the right foot.
ANTI-STRESS PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Those who are not physically active and have a very sedentary life also suffer from psychological stress, because according to doctor Frédéric Chapelle, “human beings need to move as much as possible, also because physical activity produces endorphins, the happiness hormone that also contributes to their mood”.
Swimming, fast-paced walking, cycling, yoga. It only takes thirty minutes a day to reach the goal. The best time for the anti-stress effect is between 3pm and 7pm.
IN A BAD MOOD? CHOOSE GREEN
It is well known that green is considered one of the most relaxing colours, but a group of researchers from the University of Essex in England has shown that a walk in the countryside has the power to improve mood and self-esteem, especially compared to an afternoon spent in a shopping centre. If you live in the city, all you have to do is walk through a park, maybe during your lunch break. Those who are already in the countryside can increase the effects by gardening.
Did you already know any of these remedies? How do you relax after a long day?
Tell us with a comment!