Stress makes us really sick in the long run. So if you are regularly under pressure at work or privately, you can take countermeasures with relaxation methods. We will show you different ways how you can find peace and escape the stress trap. Our tips will show you how you can prevent and act in an emergency.
Mindfulness is the new magic word for reducing stress. With “Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction” (MBSR) you train your attention and sharpen your awareness for the moment. The central goal is that you become more attentive to yourself and your environment. In this way, you can become aware of your reaction patterns in difficult situations and meet stress with a new serenity. You will also learn to deal with stressful thoughts and feelings in a more relaxed manner. Don’t know how to start? With these simple tips, you can go through everyday life more mindfully.
Yoga is a proven way to reduce stress and maintain a good work-life balance. The physical exercises (asanas) are not primarily about physical fitness, but about self-control and serenity.
Have you ever noticed that some people hum in the strangest of situations? Humming is often associated with a relaxed attitude towards life and a leisurely pace. There is something to it, and if you hum in a critical situation, you will find yourself becoming calmer inside. Researchers explain this, among other things, by the vibration of the vocal cords, which has a soothing effect like an internal massage and lowers blood pressure.
Hold Hands Under Warm Water
Taking a warm bath is one of the most relaxing things there is. However, this is particularly difficult at such moments when everything threatens to get over your head with all the work. But instead of dreaming of sinking into the foam while you keep running on the hamster wheel, just try washing your hands with warm water. It instantly calms the parasympathetic nervous system; the parasympathetic nerve is also known as the “resting nerve” because it helps us to get out of a stressful situation and back into relaxation.
Take Digital Time Out
Social media, calls, emails: constant availability is an absolute relaxation killer. In order to breathe deeply and reduce stress, it can therefore help to leave the cell phone in your pocket more often – or to turn it off completely. However, because digital detox is not always easy, there are useful apps that block unwanted calls, messages, or WhatsApp messages or encourage you to look less at your mobile phone.
Great experiences or successes put smiles on our faces. Happiness hormones are released, we are happy. Here it comes: the whole thing also works the other way around. When you consciously smile for 60 seconds at a time, the smile muscles press the nerve that transmits to your brain: Good mood! Your limbic system reacts with delight and sends good hormones, cortisol is broken down, you have put yourself in a stress-relieving mode.