If life is stressing you out and the boss is emailing you every 5 minutes, it’s hard to stay focused on your own personal fitness goals. When the work stacks up we tend to put ourselves last. The stress leads to bad food choices, lack of sleep, long hours, and a tense internal atmosphere. These quick and easy ways to destress can help you regain your focus, calm down, and return to your happy place!
Scrap the Rap and Hip Hop Music – Turn On Nature Sounds to Destress
We tend to forget that we weren’t meant to work in cubicles with screens staring back at us all day. Our electronic world has the ability to throw off our natural sense of peace. While most people use music to distract and uplift them during the day, it isn’t the most calm choice. Using nature sounds helps the body to go to a calm state, reduce tension, and increase the natural breathing patterns.
Earth it Up With Earthing Devices
Do you know what earthing is?? It’s becoming the new “It thing.” It’s helping people all over the work destress naturally.
What Is Earthing??
Throughout history humans walked barefoot and slept on the ground. But modern lifestyle, including the widespread use of insulative rubber- or plastic-soled shoes, has disconnected us from the Earth’s energy and, of course, we no longer sleep on the ground. Fascinating new research has raised the possibility that this disconnect may actually contribute to chronic pain, fatigue, and poor sleep that plague so many people.
The remedy for the disconnect is simple. Walk barefoot outdoors whenever possible and/or sleep, work, or relax indoors in contact with conductive sheets or mats that transfer the energy to your body. People who do on a regular basis say they sleep better, feel better, and have more energy during the day. This simple practice is called Earthing, also known as grounding, and it is both a technology and a movement which is transforming lives across the planet.
Earthing is safe and natural, for people of all ages, young and old, but it is not medicine or a substitute for medical treatment. If you have a medical condition, see your physician or healthcare provider (source).
Hand Yoga – a Fast Way to De-stress
Our hands are our world due to the increase in technology and computers. We do yoga for our bodies but this Yoga is for your hand. Use this pressure point to instantly put you in a state of calm.
Applying pressure to the space between your second and third knuckle (the joints at the base of your pointer and middle fingers) can help to create a sense of instant calm, according to Sharon Melnick, author of Success Under Stress.”It activates a nerve that loosens the area around the heart, so any of that fluttery feeling you feel when you’re nervous will end up going away,” Melnick told Business Insider (source).
We knew you were too stressed out to sit through 10 ways to de-stress so these quick tips will help you refocus fast so you can turn your attention back to yourself when the work day is over. If you know a fellow stress-case, make sure you forward this article with the share buttons above.