When facing a stressful situation, the stress remains in your body even after the stressful event has ended. It makes you feel uncomfortable and stops you from doing your daily tasks.
That’s why we offer you 15 simple ways you can deal with stress fast.
Inhale for 5 seconds, then exhale for 5 seconds. This will slow down your heart beat rate and calm down the stress hormones.
Mimic a cat
First stretch out completely, then shake your whole body.
Sing your favourite song
While singing you inhale more air, which increases the oxygen levels in the brain.
Move your head
First, let your head drop down gently, with the chin towards your chest. Then start making circles with your head. Repeat this exercise twice in both directions (clockwise and anti-clockwise).
Sit in an upright position
When sitting upright and your shoulders are back and relaxed, your chest is open and you can take deeper breaths.
Hold your favourite person’s hand.
Skin to skin touch calms the soul.
Chew a gum
Chewing gum and bubble blowing eases anxiety.
Look at photos
Look at photos of your close friends, photos that always make you laugh or photos of a beautiful scenery and nature.
Put on a nice and strong body lotion
The strong smell of the lotion will distract your attention and you will forget about stress.
Get out in the sun
The sun makes everybody happy. Turn your face towards the sun and relax, let the warmth of its rays calm you down.
Go somewhere in nature where there are no people around, and shout and yell as loud as you can. This way the stress literally leaves your body.
Peel and orange
The aroma released when peeling an orange makes you feel more relaxed.
Give yourself a hug
Wrap your arms around yourself and imagine as somebody you love is hugging you. Take a deep breath.
Talk to a friend
Talk to a friend and explain to them what happened. As you are telling the story, it will slowly fade away from your thoughts.
Think of the worst case scenario
Doing this will make you realize that your actual situation is not that bad at all. This will certainly offer a fair amount of peace.