Stress creates a changed pattern in your behavior. It keeps you bothered, creates anxiety and does not let you focus. It happens to everyone, but the challenge for people here is to deal with it smoothly. For that, it is always important to know the roots of the stress you are experiencing.

The most important advice would be to get rid of the stress before it even occurs. Everyone wants to unwind and relax after a stressful day, right? Maybe in a perfect world, a stress free life would exist, but in reality it doesn’t. However, we are in complete control of how we can let any type of stress effect us. We also have the ability of eliminating that stress. Here are some tips to cope with stress and be healthy mentally and energetic in your routine:

Meditate: It’s easy.  Close your eyes, while sitting up straight with both your feet on the floor. Focus your attention on reciting a positive mantra such as ‘I am at peace’ or ‘I love my life’. Place one hand on your belly to sync the mantra with your breaths. Let anything or any thought that is distracting you go by.

Live in the moment: Have you ever thought to slow down and live for what’s in front of you? To feel the air – to feel the smoothness of life and not think anything right in the minute. When you spend time in the moment and focus on your senses, you should feel less tensed.

Sleeping routine: The time you go to sleep and the time you wake up plays an important role in your behavior towards life. Getting to bed early and waking up early helps in eliminating stress from your life. A habit of reading early in the morning will help you relax and divert your mind from the stressors in your life.

Keeping one self-busy:  Always keep yourself busy with something or the other. Research suggests that a busy life leads to productive things and doesn’t let you think about the negatives in life. Life will be stress-free once you start doing what you love to do or a hobby in your free time.

Simplify life: Simplify your routines, commitments, information intake, your cluttered room, and the mass of stuff going on in your life. Start with Edit Your Life and then look through the other simplicity articles.

Exercise: If you wish to live a long and stress-free life, you should make it a habit to exercise regularly. Exercising not only makes you fit, it helps you to deal with stress in an effective way. When you are able to handle the strains and tensions in a better way, you are able to enjoy and live everyday of your life to the fullest.

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