Stress is an evil taking a toll on human health. It is the main cause of physical and mental disorders in the current world.
In the name of development, humans have habituated to taking up many types of stress.
Some of them are felt by us, while some of them are not even felt.
This is a silent killer of both life span and health.
But with the current lifestyle, one cannot stay away from getting stressed.
So the only option is to get relieved of the stress that too naturally.
Tips on how to relieve stress naturally
Take ashwagandha tablets
Ashwagandha is a medicinal plant that has great healing properties on the nervous system. If you are under stress, take a tablet or capsule of ashwagandha once in the morning and again in the evening.
It would greatly minimize stress and also help build immunity and correct the nervous system and heartbeat.
But I suggest you take this only at times of high stress levels. Under normal circumstances, try to adopt other methods mentioned below.
Sleep well for sufficient hours
Sleep is a great stress buster. At times of stress, one might have problems getting sleep. But try to sleep and if you fall asleep, it would be a great reliever.
Sleep helps avoid unwanted thoughts. During stress, our mind is filled with different sorts of thoughts which could further enhance stress.
So a sound sleep would keep your mind strong and better focused instead of worrying.
It also sets your heart and other organs to work in a regular pattern instead of hyperactivity.
Thus sleep is a great stress buster. If you are under tension or stress, go to be and notice the changes.
Practice physical exercises
Exercising daily like walking, jogging, yoga helps to relieve stress naturally. During stress, most of the important organs in the body are affected, leaving to improper function.
Due to stress, there is improper blood and oxygen supply to muscles. They become tender and weak in the long run. So it is good to have some exercise to keep muscles strong and healthy if one is experiencing stress daily.
Exercising helps them regain their natural rhythm and work better.
If you are thinking of easy options, I would recommend first go for a walk or run on a treadmill. Perform some aerobics and then opt for yoga poses.
Exercises relieve muscles out of stress by enhancing their tone and flexibility, which is lost due to stress. Due to exercises, the muscles become stronger and stress capable.
Yoga helps in stretching the body muscles and tissues and relieving stress. It also helps focus your mind and avoid unnecessary thoughts, which could enhance stress.
Among yoga poses, the best ones would be Sun Salutation (Surya namaskar), yogic sleep.
Eat well and regularly.
During stress, the gut is the important part of the body that is primarily affected. One tends to develop acidity and ulcers. There could be greater demand for food during stress. But since the mind is preoccupied, we are not aware of the gnawing hunger.
So, have a sufficient diet during stress. Try to eat whichever is comfortable to the belly full levels. This could be fruits or anything else which everybody tends to accept easily.
Stick to nature schedule: Sleep in early hours of the night like 8 pm or max 9 pm and wake early like 4 pm or max 5 pm. When one sticks to nature’s time clock, the body clock (circadian rhythm) sets to normal and all the body processes are regularized to normality. Then there is intense relief from stress and after-effects.
But, binge eating is one more habit, where people tend to eat more out of stress. In general, under stress, people do not like to have food. But having soft, pleasant foods rich in protein will minimize stress and give strength to counter it. Avoid foods that are irritants to your gut and body.
Go for nature calls without delay: Whenever you have an urge for urinals or clearing of bowels, it is good to go immediately than holding for hours together. This is not only stress relief but also a good health benefit. Staying so by holding is stress on both body and mind.
Have water when there is thirst: Do not postpone to satisfy the urge. Water relieves the body heat and also expels the toxins in the body by diluting and excreting them. So under stress, having water gives a good amount of relief. It also soothes the gut and gives a sense of relief.
Have a fruit daily: Many recommend apple, but I recommend banana as it keeps your gut clean, relieves constipation and also is easy for digestion. Further, it produces glucose as an energy source in a sustained release manner for a prolonged time. For stress, bananas might do better with the above-said benefits like effect on gut and production of energy (glucose).
Use clean water for better health. Though it is expensive, it pays in the long run. Bad water damages the gut and other body organs. If one drinks heavy water, then there will be gastric irritation causing acidity. Since stress affects the stomach to a large extent, acidity will be enhanced by having heavy water. So it is better to drink mineral water or purified water for this purpose.
Be natural: Avoid all sorts of artificial activities for body urges. Get married at the right time. It is better not to delay. Sexual life also relieves stress to a great extent.
Similarly, avoid unnatural means of sex, sleep, work, etc.; it is also important to change into loose clothing at home and rest. Have a bath on a regular basis because being fresh also keeps you off stress.
Good relations: Maintain friendly relations with your co-workers and neighbors. This will give you peace of mind and great stress relief. Unnecessary cold wars in office or family, or neighborhood create mental conflicts. So try to avoid them and overcome them in case. It is found that many people with unfriendly relations are prone to heart attacks due to stress.
A decrease in stress can greatly enhance human health and life span. So one has to make efforts to relieve stress.