Posted on Nov 08, 2022, 3 p.m.
Stress can lead to burnout.
When stressed, it's easy to forget that your body needs some relaxation time, and if you don't take care of yourself, you may run the risk of burning out. That's because stress causes your brain to produce hormones like adrenaline and cortisol. If these chemicals are allowed to stay in your system for too long, they may cause severe damage over time. So it is important to focus on your mental health and remain healthy overall.
Stress can be a symptom of other problems.
Many things can cause stress outside of work—being far away from a loved one or health issues such as diabetes or heart disease could bring anxiety in even the most well-adjusted people! If this is happening to you, it might be time to consider seeking professional help from a therapist or doctor who specializes in mental health issues before trying some home remedies on your own.
Stop with the coffee and start drinking water.
While you might be tempted to reach for that cup of coffee, it might be time to start drinking water instead. Caffeine can harm your energy levels and weight-loss goals, but if you replace it with water, you could experience a variety of benefits. For example, drinking water helps detoxify the body, so toxins will be flushed out more quickly than they would otherwise. Water is also beneficial because it helps keep your body hydrated throughout the day; this leads to better energy levels and weight loss results when combined with healthy eating habits and regular exercise.
The advantages of drinking water go past weight loss and detoxification. Water can also help keep your skin healthy and glowing, maintain eye health, improve kidney function, and decrease the gamble of malignant growth.
The next time you're stressed, try getting up from your desk and going for a walk. Regardless of whether it is only for five minutes, the change of scenery can help you focus on what's important at that moment and clear your mind. If you have more time to spare, exercising will also likely help you sleep better at night.
If working out in the gym isn't your thing (or maybe it's not something that fits your schedule), take a stab at finding different exercises that help you to feel relaxed or focused. Maybe reading helps clear away stress? Maybe yoga or meditation does the trick? Maybe an afternoon nap would do wonders for helping with relaxation. The fact of the matter is everyone is different and has their own method to relieve stress, you need to identify something that works for you and do it!
Take a few minutes to meditate.
Meditation is also an excellent way to relieve stress, and it can be done anywhere at any time. Many people think that meditation takes a lot of time. But this is not true! There are many different types of activities that involve sitting in stillness for 10 minutes or even less than 5 minutes. Some people like reflecting but feel they need more time in their bustling day for it — but this doesn't mean you can't actually do it. You might be able to do it during your mid-day break if you work at an office or cubicle-style workspace that allows this type of thing (and encourages it!).
The best thing about meditation is: No matter how much stress comes back into your life tomorrow morning, you will always have 20 minutes today where everything was peaceful at least once between now and then.
Eat some greens for lunch.
When you're on the go, it's easy to grab something from a fast-food restaurant. A salad is an excellent choice for lunch or dinner when you're short on time and want to eat healthily. Eating healthy food can benefit you in numerous ways. This salad can be full of green veggies like lettuce, avocado, peas, beans, and carrots. Some grilled chicken and sauces can also be added to spice it up.
One kind of salad that is frequently ordered at restaurants is a salad made of lettuce with chicken, edamame beans, and shredded carrots. You can also make your own salad at home by adding leafy greens like spinach or kale and some cooked veggies (such as broccoli or cauliflower) into your bowl before topping it off with grilled chicken breast.
It's important not to forget about eating your vegetables! You don't have to go overboard here—just include one side dish as part of your meal plan each day. Brussels sprouts are also a good option because they're tasty and easy to prepare—you just need olive oil spray and salt/pepper before roasting them at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or until browned on all sides (make sure there is no pink left inside).
Get off social media.
One of the first important steps to reconnecting with reality is getting off social media. Social media can be a distraction, keeping you from spending time in person with loved ones and taking part in real-life activities.
If you've been on social media all day, the best thing to do at night is to turn it off entirely a couple of hours before bedtime. It's not just about disconnecting from the Internet—it's about disconnecting your mind from all its devices so that when you wake up in the morning, you're ready to face the new day fresh and ready for whatever comes your way!
In addition to disconnecting from technology at night, take breaks throughout the day: check Facebook once every hour (and only post if necessary) at most, and put away your phone during meals with the goal that there are no interruptions during those valuable minutes with friends or family members. When we're constantly connected through our phones, we don't appreciate how much time it takes or what else could be done instead of constantly checking Facebook statuses or replying immediately with text messages without thinking about whether this is necessary right now.
Don’t carry that stress with you throughout the week.
To keep stress at bay and your body happy, you should avoid letting it affect the rest of your life. Stress can hurt every area of our lives and make us feel like we're losing control over everything.
If you don't let stress affect how you do things, it will be much easier for you to stay calm and relaxed. You'll also have more motivation because productivity is essential for career success.
Once again, it's essential not to take this advice too far by putting off tasks until later as it most likely would only lead to more problems down the road!
You may even consider kratom
Some people find that kratom can help to boost energy and feelings of rejuvenation. Kratom shots are a simple way to use an extract, they are easy to make, and drink. If you want to make your kratom shots at home, then follow these simple steps:
- Buy the best kratom extract that you can afford from a reputable distributor.
- Add boiling water into a glass jar or cup with a strainer inside it (if you don’t have one). Pour in some sugar if desired; this will help balance out any bitterness from drinking the tincture straight up! You can use about 10-20 grams per liter, depending on how strong your trip needs to be.
- Using tongs or chopsticks, carefully pour warm water from another container into your jar/cup until it reaches three-quarters full.
- Carefully slide in as much leaf as possible without breaking them apart too much - just enough so there isn't any room left over after stirring!
- Then, use the chopsticks or tongs to swirl the leaf around in the water for about 5-10 minutes. This will help release all of the alkaloids into the solution so you can drink it quickly! If you're using a strainer, place it over another clean glass and pour your "kratom tea" through it.
Kratom tea's effects are similar to those from drinking the powder straight up - but they come on much faster and more robust. This is because the leaf has been broken into pieces and steeped for an extended period, which allows for much more surface area for alkaloids to bind with water.
Keep in mind that kratom is still illegal in many places and it is not without risks and side effects, if it is legal in your area it is important that you always buy high-quality products from a trusted and reputable vendor. Do some research and ask questions before making a purchase to ensure that you understand all of the possible risks and benefits and that you are taking the right supplement to support your needs.
These six tips are just the beginning of ways to rejuvenate your body after a long weekend. Remember that if you’re getting burned out, it’s probably time to take a break. The best way to do this is by caring for yourself and doing what makes you happy! Whether it be getting off social media for a while or taking some time out for meditation, these tips can help bring back balance into your life.
This article was written for WHN by Alexandra Doherty, who is an avid blogger and health advocate.
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