The boss today dropped all the dogs on you, and tomorrow will follow? Chronic anxiety weakens the immune system, making the body prone to disease. Here are some simple ways to relieve stress, which will help protect against disease.
Reduce the volume
After a long day of work, you just want to come home and relax. But at home you continue to be annoyed. Perhaps these are hyperactive children, a bright light from light bulbs or a TV set, loud music and noise from open windows.
Sometimes we do not realize how tense the environment is, until we reduce its influence.
Try to stay alone for a while. Close the door and windows, mute the light, lower the volume of the music and turn on the soothing melodies. Do this at least twice a week and feel the difference.
Laughter positively affects the mental and physical state. Scientists note that 40% of people suffering from heart disease laugh in different situations less than healthy people.
When you laugh, substances acting as a drug are secreted in the brain. They give a feeling of well-being and euphoria. You relax, blood vessels expand. Laughter is also capable of lowering blood pressure and heart rate.
Try to laugh for at least 5 minutes a day. Find something funny in ordinary things, learn to take life less seriously. Did you know that the average child laughs 300 times a day, and an adult – on average 7 times. Find more reasons for laughter.
Think positively and change habits
Our daily habits form our life. It’s easier for us to act in proven and reliable ways. For example, to go to the same places for lunch, start the day with checking messages from friends.
Start your day differently. Exit in the morning on the street and spend a few minutes in the fresh air. Tell yourself that you will, as far as possible, remain calm and kind-hearted all day.
Forget unpleasant things and focus on the positive and good sides of life. Think not about problems, but about achieving goals, and visualize the best moments of your future.