10 Ways to Improve Stress and Anxiety

Good Morning everyone.

Stress and anxiety can be part of our day to day. The world is a complicated place and it complicates are daily lives within it. That’s why it’s good to have some stress and anxiety busters up our sleeves. So here goes:

1: Meditate – Meditation believe it or not is a science. And it is proven to reduce stress and anxiety. In cases this is almost immediate.

2: Take a mindful walk – Step outside and go for a walk. Instead of thinking about your day or it’s stresses look around you. Take in your surroundings. Take note of the sounds, colours and shapes around you. Concentrating on the present moment is a great way to calm and give your mind a break.

3: Breathe – If you are in the middle of something and can’t really leave or take a break away. Work for example. Then try some breathing exercises at your desk. Just sitting and counting your breath is a really easy one.

4: Affirmations – Having some affirmations up your sleeve to repeat whenever you need is a great way to improve your mindset and make it more positive. Breathe as you say them to yourself. For example: ‘I am calm, my stresses are no more’.

5: Listen to Music – Putting on some relaxing music is a great way to zone out and calm an anxious mind. It distracts you from your worries allowing your head to take a break.

6: Drink less – If you are an anxious person then alcohols can actually heighten these feelings for several days later. You don’t have to stop drinking altogether just cut back and feel the difference.

7: Work out – Set yourself a work out routine and stick to it. The exercise is a great way to release stress and anxiety. Try working out straight after work so that you an go home de-stressed.

8: Sleep – Ensure that you are getting the right amount of sleep. When we are tired we don’t think clearly so Sleep is vital for a healthy mind and body.

9: Stay organised – Life can often become stressful when our lives are all scattered. By being organised and having a plan can help to motivate and ensure that life doesn’t get on top of you.

10: Hydrate – Keeping yourself hydrated is not only good for your health but your brain too. A dehydrated mind can’t think properly.

Have a great day everyone.

Love Charlotte xx

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