We all get stressed out every now and then, that’s normal. What’s not normal is when stress starts taking over your life. Stomp out stress by implementing these top stress buster activities.

Breathe in, and out
When stress builds up you may find that your breathing patterns become disrupted and irregular; it could feel like you aren’t getting enough air. Tackle this problem by performing breathing exercises.

Yoga could help restore your balance by easing your anxiety and emotions. Sign up for yoga classes after work – yoga not only provides an outlet for your stress, it also gives you a sense of peace and adds flexibility to your body. Yoga sessions vary from beginner to advance sessions so be sure to choose the right option for you. If you don’t have time to sign up for yoga classes consider meditation and easy breathing exercising that you can perform at home or at work. Meditation has been known to clear your mind, ease your stress and help you regain balance.

Eat well
Eating well doesn’t mean chewing on a carrot all day. Be good to your body by eliminating the unhealthy stuff like junk food and fizzy drinks. You’ll find that all the sugar and grease was probably leaving you tired and more anxious than usual. Under-eating could also be leaving you feeling drained and weak. Find a balanced diet that works for you and your body and make sure that you’re getting all the correct vitamins and nutrients to keep your energy levels up.  

Get active
It’s a fact that exercise releases good endorphins that leaves you feeling invigorated and full of life. It’s a much better stress buster than sitting in front of the television. Not only will it make you feel good, you’ll be working towards a better body as well. Try to exercise at least three times a week – whether you go for a simple jog, take your bicycle for a spin or hit the gym. Work out a realistic exercise plan and see how much it could help your mood and decrease your stress levels.

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Put a record on
Classical music has its advantages. It’s been proven that this genre of music in particular can sooth your nerves and bring you back into the land of calm. Find some Mozart, Chopin or Italian opera music, sit back and feel your stress fade away.  If classical isn’t for you, try some Arabic, jazz or anything that you like really. It all has the same soothing effect.

Take a holiday!
Perhaps all you need is a good break from work to help recharge your battery? If this is the case, take some time to just unwind. If you can afford to fly abroad or to an exotic island, great! But if you can’t, don’t worry about it; there are plenty of local spots you can settle in to. Treat yourself to a spa getaway or lounge beside the pool of a local resort. Whatever you decide to do, make sure you enjoy it and come back refreshed and ready to take on the world!  

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