3 ways to reduce stress

Top 3 Ways To Destress

Stress is the silent destroyer for many of us. It creeps into our life unexpected, burrows itself inside, and then refuses to leave despite all our best efforts. Nearly of us have experiences of chronic stress that nearly drove us crazy! Stress not only feels extremely unpleasant, but also has a myriad of unwanted side effects such as fatigue, pain, and a suppressed immune system. It therefore of the utmost importance to destress whenever you get the chance! Here are the top 3 ways to do so.

Getting Enough Sleep

Sleep deprivation is easily one of the most common and severe triggers for stress. Not getting enough sleep severely hinders the body’s natural balance of neurotransmitters and endorphins for focus, energy, and mood. This can easily result in not only fatigue, but chronic stress. The brain can only process and handle so much at a time, so when you don’t get enough sleep, your brain will become overloaded and unable to process the demands you’re putting on it. This results in high stress levels!

To offset these effects, it is imperative that you get enough sleep. While everybody has a different circadian rhythm and quantity of needed sleep, most experts recommend 6-8 hours of sleep a night. This will leave you feeling well-rested as well as giving your overworked brain ample time to return to its natural homeostasis.

 

Eat Right

Nutrition plays a very big role both in causing and preventing stress. If you are not eating a healthy and well-balanced diet, your body will begin to miss out on key vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. This will cause it to have an inadequate fuel supply for your daily needs, resulting in physical and mental stress that will make you spiral into a cycle of unhealthy living.

To prevent this, it’s important to get into the habit of eating right. The first step is to make sure you are consuming a proper balance of macronutrients (that is, carbohydrates, proteins, and fats). Consult with your general practitioner or even a nutritionist to help you figure how much of which macronutrients you should be eating a day. 

Learning to eat healthier isn’t always easy, but, in the end, your body and mind will thank you for the massive stress reduction!

 

Practice Mindfulness

Finally, a proven and effective way to destress is to practice mindfulness. Stress is often a result of impaired and distracted thinking which is a result of not living in the present moment. Mindfulness helps you stay in the ‘now’ and learn to keep your thoughts focused on where they belong. This has huge advantages for preventing excessive worrying and overthinking, both of which can be extreme triggers for stress.

A good way to practice mindfulness is to do breathing exercises. Basically, you just sit still and try to put 100% of your focus on counting your breaths. If you do this for 15-30 minutes a day, it won’t be long before you notice a massive level of stress relief!

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49 Responses to 3 ways to reduce stress

  1. Michelle says:

    If my brain and body could definitely be stress free life would be better. Your tips are helping me out. Zzzz @mewzme2 on IG

  2. Gina N. says:

    I cannot function when I’m sleep deprived and it really does create stress as I know that I am not going to accomplish what I set out to do that day. These are great key factors to follow for stress relief.

  3. Vanessa Adams says:

    Great information, I never feel like I get enough sleep.

  4. Faye Bentley says:

    I love your post!! I definitely need to get more rest, after a wreck in 2015, I have not had a full nights sleep. I am trying to focus on the now, and will enjoy reading your post/blog to come!! Thank you!!!!! Faye.❤️

  5. Faye Bentley says:

    I most definitely needed this post/blog. I haven’t had a full nights sleep in a long time. I am trying to focus on the now, and relax more. Thank you!! Faye.

  6. Tiffany tisdale says:

    Thanks for the tips!

  7. My stress is mainly caused by fatigue, so sleep is the number 1 way I reduce my stress!

  8. Sharon Hamilton says:

    Love Love Love your pillows!!! They are the Best!!!

  9. Li Li says:

    Thank you for sharing these tips. I suffer from all of these problems. Sleep deprivation is my number one issue due to my chronic depression and stress. I try these things and they do work to an extent. It’s easier said than done. It’s not that the techniques don’t work, it’s just that there’s days where I just can’t function at all and find the energy to get through them

  10. Denise says:

    If you don’t have the proper products you can’t be productive. Pillows are a perfect example. Try sleeping without one!

  11. Lorene Desjardins says:

    I took a meditation class last year and I found it very helpful. I try to do the mindfulness exercises every morning and night. Some of them really do help me sleep better.

  12. Lisa Lyerly says:

    I bought a set of feather pillows from you a few months back. My husband is super picky about his pillows and I was finally able to make him happy. Lol. We love them. IG name is @lalye89. Thanks for the giveaways!

  13. Jeni Tedeschi says:

    With a new mattress and pillows I was hoping to get better sleep with my health conditions. I’m not. Hoping for anything that will help me get some sleep as its been over a year! Im so tired!

  14. Candace Huerta says:

    Great tips! I’m always looking to reduce stress.

  15. Kalene says:

    Thanks for the tips! Unfortunately my newborn doesnt seem to mind if I sleep well or not right now lol

  16. Anna Hanson says:

    Awesome information

  17. Sherry McCracken says:

    Thank you for the information.. I do not sleep well due to many reasons

  18. Thanks for the information. Early menopause has messed my sleeping pattern up badly.

  19. Barbara Pacific says:

    I don’t get enough sleep at all, I had a heart attack July 17, 2015 due to stress it is very serious

  20. Monica Stewart says:

    Thank you for these wonderful tips! I am going to try to get more sleep, eat a more well-balanced meals as well as practice breathing exercises to relieve stress!

  21. Fred Holmes says:

    Great tips! A great night rest always makes me feel even better.

  22. Robin Parker says:

    If you can’t sleep, don’t count sheep, talk to the Shepherd.

  23. Kriss says:

    I know that getting enough sleep is really important. I have such a problem with that.

  24. Amy Smith @mojoandkarma says:

    Love my sleep!! Thanks for the tips!

  25. Lois says:

    My mom has a lot of stress. My grades stress her out. My retainer and contacts stress her out. I think her flat pillows are contributing to her lack of sleep and stress. New pillows, new mom, three peat of NO MORE STRESS!

  26. Michelle Fiorelli says:

    I struggle with quality sleep. Thanks for info.

  27. Jennifer Phillips says:

    Good advice. I know I need better sleep.

  28. Tiffany Smith says:

    Great tips!

  29. Joyce McDaniel says:

    Nice tips and I need new pillows. Tossing and turning every night is no fun. Thank you for having this giveaway. Follow you on Instagram as Andygal78.

  30. Lori Q says:

    Great advice, I need to try the breathing and relaxing in your post about destress is to practice mindfulness.

  31. Nicole margrif says:

    Great tips, I agree a great night sleep, eating right and reducing stress will always make you feel better.

  32. Susan P. says:

    Getting uninterrupted sleep is important as well and sleeping in increments of 90 minutes (REM cycle) seems to make the sleep more restful.

  33. Mary W says:

    We could all use less stress in our lives today

  34. stephanie mellott says:

    Awesome information this would help i never get enough sleep.

  35. Kelly woods says:

    Thanks for sharing. A good nights sleep is a must!

  36. Ada miller says:

    My life has been so stressful but thankfully getting calmer. Thanks for the tips. They are greatly needed.

  37. Sohair says:

    I need to always do this I’m always stressed thanks

  38. Rajee says:

    I am going to practice mindfulness thank you so much for sharing great information

  39. Cassie Whitaker says:

    Great tips for getting better sleep! Very helpful! Thank you!

  40. Jeanine Jones says:

    I need all the advice I can get! Thanks!

  41. Irina says:

    Great tips! I would try to follow

  42. amy stonger says:

    I definitely need to inplement these! Stress will be the death of me

  43. Tee A says:

    Thanks for the tips. I have difficulties falling asleep.

  44. Jamie Johnson says:

    Thx for sharing this article! Stress can do so much damage to one’s mind and body. It is so important that we know how to relieve and avoid it. The information about sleep was extremely helpful. One thing not on here, but I think should be, is also getting exercise helps with stress. That’s my problem with getting enough sleep. I have to all day, so the only time I can workout is in the morning. I used to get up at 5, giving my body about 5 hours a sleep a night, and it was not good for me. I started getting more sleep, and my exercises became more effective, even though I did them for less time. You got to make time for sleep or you’ll drive yourself crazy! Trust me, I know! Great article!

  45. Laurie Strebe says:

    Excellent tips for restful sleep. Some of really don’t know we’re stressed, I ruminate while I’m trying to fall asleep. Eating well is a big help and being aware or Mindful that we can fix things overnight are really good ideas to remember!

  46. Carla W. says:

    I forgot what it was like to get a good nights sleep, it has been far too long. Thank you for the tips as it sure does result in not only fatigue, but chronic stress. I have become so moody from it too.

  47. Lisa Shepherd says:

    I need all the help that I can get to get a good nights sleep!

  48. Melody Pelton says:

    Love the tips. I have never thought about how important diet and sleep are to help with my stress. Thank you for all the great information.

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