Some stress is inevitable in life: it can push us to achieve greater feats and even add quality to our work over time. However, not all stress falls into this camp. For many, recurring, constant stress from work, finances and increased exposure from technology — among many, many other stressors — can become practically unbearable. Sometimes it is a great idea to step back and evaluate your stress levels: after all, constant, unhealthy stress causes heightened blood pressure and cardiovascular diseases, as well as a plethora of mental and social symptoms which are equally distressing.
With all this in mind, a few activities are great for stepping out of your stress-bubble and avoiding some of the long-term ramifications of a stressed life. Here are three of the best home remedies for preventing daily stress.
- Meditation/yoga – While meditation and yoga are not technically the same activity, both have a similar end-goal: your relaxation and peace of mind. Yoga takes a more physical stance, encouraging a range of movements that will help ease the tension from your muscles through low-intensity activity. Meditation, on the other hand, focuses your mind, giving you much-needed solitude to clean out your mental den. Whichever you prefer — which is not to say you can’t enjoy both — yoga and meditation can clear your body and mind of the worst stress symptoms. Best of all, you can complete either activity from the comfort of your home, or with friends!
- Massages – So, technically you can’t do this by yourself, and there is a big difference between an amateur and a professional massage. Licensed massage therapists must complete programs and extensive training, helping them quickly and effectively ease the stress and soreness from your muscles. However, this does not change the fact that human touch — whether from a professional massage therapist at Motus Integrative Health or from your significant other — is a calming influence on your body and mind. Allow your body to receive the therapeutic care from a massage while your mind wanders — you’ll be amazed how de-stressed you feel afterward!
- Reading – You’ll notice one thing in common between all of these activities: they give you a chance to escape from your daily hustle and take some time to yourself. The same holds true for reading, as well. It is amazing how many people loved reading as a child but have abandoned this activity for other forms of entertainment over the years. However, the low-intensity mental engagement that comes from reading an escapist novel — whether it is romance, fantasy or mystery — can help relax your brain, especially before you go to bed each night. A well-written story will transport you to a different land, full of wonder and intrigue, letting you forget about your obligations and stressors for a time.
Between these three activities — all of which provide you with calming influences and time away from the constant stress of everyday life — you can begin working your way towards a stress-free future. At Motus Integrative Health, our team helps patients build a healthier, happier tomorrow. Whether this includes chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy or lifestyle counseling, our state-of-the-art chiropractic facility — and our dedicated team — can help!
If you are interested in learning more about the healthy life and ways to manage your stress, give us a call today or reach out here. We look forward to hearing from you!