Get Enough Sleep
Ideally most adults should be getting anywhere between 7-9 hours of sleep every night. A good nights sleep is great for your health and helps leave you refreshed and ready to tackle the new day each morning. When you don’t have adequate amounts of sleep our Cortisol (stress hormones) become elevated and the levels of human growth hormone decrease. When cortisol remains spiked for a steady period of time (ie: chronic stress) it can lead to major health problems including chronic fatigued and adrenal fatigue.
Move Your Body
Exercise and looking after your body works to create a healthier mind. Regular physical activity can reduce tension, stabilize your mood and improve your ability to sleep. Through exercise our body releases endorphins which are natural pain killers, not to mention that exercise can be an enjoyable, therapeutic experience.
Having a multitude of tasks and responsibilities with no plan to complete them is a recipe for stress. Try attacking one task at a time and creating To-Do lists with tasks listed in order of importance. Simply writing the tasks down and seeing them on paper can make them feel less daunting. Also try keeping your living space organised and clutter free, creating a stress free environment.
Reach out to Friends and Family
Dealing with life’s pressures alone can cause major stress. Your friends and family are there for you to lean on, so take advantage of that. Catch up with the important people in your life more often to keep yourself happy. If needed vent to them or ask them for help, reduce stress by getting you worries of your chest.
Unplug and have some well deserved YOU TIME
Stop answering your work emails at home, turn off your mobile or put the kids to bed early. Just like technology, it is important for us to recharge. As soon as you wake up, when you get home for work or whenever you can find a spare moment, do something you enjoy. Try making this an everyday ritual to ensure you don’t forget your happiness in the midst of your busy schedule.