Sometimes we have so much going on that we forget to calm down and relax. That’s not always a bad thing, since it’s productive and helps us get things done. However, it’s not exactly a great thing when it comes to dealing with stress, illness, and unhappiness. We need to find a way to stop and smell the roses, so to speak. Here are a few ways you can feel calm instantly and relax in even the most stressful moments.
Shift Your Focus
The next time you feel a little tense, shift your focus to something more pleasant and feel the tension melt away. Instead of feeling like a crazy person on a caffeinated high, you’ll feel like a calmer, happier version of yourself that can put aside your tense feelings and embark on a calmer path.
Nothing makes stress disappear faster than a good, hard workout. Your body produces hormones that make you feel happier, and much less stressed. If you start each day with a good workout you will evade stress before it even starts. The best way to workout is after eating some protein, and while drinking plenty of water to avoid dehydration.
Eat Good Snacks
Sure, you can take a break from your stress and tension with a piece of cake, but you’ll just make yourself feel worse by doing that. Instead, eat something healthy with a little twist. Instead of a candy bar, try a couple of chocolate covered strawberries to make you feel happier, better, and less like the kind of person who indulges so much that you begin to feel more like a barnyard animal than a human being. Additionally, eating right when you want a snack will eliminate needless stress that is caused by eating unhealthy foods when you have the urge.