Today’s fast-paced, online-centric world has allowed us all to significantly improve our lifestyles, but with that has come heaps of added stress. Think of any of your close friends and relatives, and try picture which one of them isn’t stressed about something at the moment; usually it’s impossible in this modern age.
If you’re starting to feel overwhelmed by the stresses in your life – whether they’re about work, family, your country, or the environment, there are a few different and helpful methods that can be utilised to reduce your stress.
Deleting Social Media
Social media has allowed the human race, as a whole, to connect through the power of the internet, and it’s almost entirely done on social media platforms, like Facebook and Twitter. And while it can be great to have access to all your friends and family with only the click of the button, the human brain is not designed to consume so much information in one setting, it quickly becomes overwhelming.
On top of this, many of these platforms have been proven to be manipulative in the content and ads that they deliver, and sometimes the content can be negative in nature and worsen your day. Countless studies have shown the benefits of breaking away from Facebook, and it should be a serious consideration for anyone suffering from severe stress.
Hit The Hiking Trails
It’s become a common adage that going out into the wilderness is good for the mind and the body, but there is actually a lot of science behind the claim. Any physical activity is good for you, as well as getting enough sun, but special patterns in nature that we can’t detect consciously are extremely good for our brains. These are known as fractals, and they’re well-documented in the science world, related directly to mathematics and how it can affect us on a subconscious level.
The human race was created by nature, and for most of our existence as a species, we were fully integrated with the forests and mountains around us. Going out for the day is a great way of cutting down on the amount of stress you need to deal with in life, and gives you the chance to sit back and relax with your favourite book or pay to play game.
Avoid Unhealthy Habits
For most people, having some kind of vice is almost mandatory. Whether it’s having a drink every evening or smoking a pack a day, we all find different ways to deal with our stresses, and sometimes those vices are extremely unhealthy, and it can and does affect our mental state.
Cutting down on the bad habits and trying to focus on something more regenerative, such as exercise, music, reading, or any beneficial task can cause a tremendous change to our psyche. Along with this, medical research has shown a strong link between unhealthy eating habits and depression, for example, as not giving the brain the nutrients it needs to function properly can lead to further problems down the line.