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How to manage stress

With the extremely busy and fast lives that we lead these days, it sometimes becomes hard not to get overwhelmed by it all. Between juggling work, family and other personal as well as professional commitments, stress is sometimes an inevitable side effect that we all experience. However, as is common knowledge, stress takes a toll on our mental and physical health and is thus best avoided. So here we bring you some tips on how to get rid of stress and maintain a healthy, happy lifestyle.

  • Eat well

Eating a healthy, well-balanced diet can help you improve your overall health in general. A diet rich in vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, fats and protein boosts your immunity, while also giving you the energy that you require in order to get tasks done, thereby increasing your efficiency. A healthy, wholesome diet also helps you control your mood, which can also be one of the main contributing factors behind stress.

  • Exercise
Setting a regular workout routine and following it religiously is probably one of the best ways to relax your body and handle stress. Set a workout routine that you will follow and stick to it. Make it interesting by including a variety of physical activities so that you do not get bored and give up. Getting a workout buddy helps keep you motivated to stick to your routine.
  •  Take up a hobby

Set aside some time to do the things that you enjoy.  Do something that makes you feel good, every day. It may be something as simple as reading, knitting, cycling, or playing table tennis - just pick something you like and do it for at least 20 to 30 minutes each day, in order to keep your stress levels in control.

  • Sleep well

Sleep deficit is also one of the major contributing factors to increasing the stress levels of an individual. Get at least 8 hours of sleep everyday, in order to help your body relax and prepare itself for the next day. Getting a good night’s sleep helps prepare yourself for the next day and gets rid of the stresses of the previous day, making you all ready to take on the world the next morning. It also keeps you active and increases your efficiency of getting work done, thereby leading to a decrease in stress.