- Get enough sleep: To stay healthy you need as much rest as you also need adequate exercise. Inadequate or poor-quality sleep can negatively affect your mood, mental alertness, energy level, and physical health. It can upset the smooth working of your organs and organ systems, and send everything into a state of disarray.
- Learn relaxation techniques: If there is no inner peace, you cannot savour any victory. Meditation, progressive muscle relaxation, guided imagery, deep breathing exercises, and yoga are powerful relaxation techniques and stress-busters. Meditation, Yoga nd
Pranayam(control over breath) are ancient Indian techniques which modern science appreciates as well.
- You are important to society and ensure that the love is mutual: Strengthen your social network. Find something useful to contribute to the ecosystem you live in. Connect with others by taking a class, joining an organisation, or participating in a support group.
- Be a fantastic manager:Hone your time-management skills. Find and maintain a good
work-life balance. The more efficiently you can juggle work and family demands, the lower your stress level.
- Never sleep over a problem: You must resolve or defuse a crisis. Try to resolve stressful situations if you can. Don't let stressful situations fester. Hold family problem-solving sessions and use negotiation skills at home and at work.
- Repeat after me -- I love myself: However busy or taxed you are, always nurture yourself. Treat yourself to a massage. Truly savour an experience: for example, eat slowly and really focus on the taste and sensations of each bite. Take a walk or a nap, or listen to your favourite music. Shell out 15-20 minutes for a dedicated (phone) talk with someone precious - a friend, a relative, just an acquaintance.
- Never shy away from reaching out: Ask for help. Don't be afraid to ask for help from your spouse, friends, and neighbours. If stress and anxiety persist, talk to your doctor.
Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.