Here are 4 Tips that you can start doing today to help release stress and regain your energy:
Spend 1 minute to do 10 deep breaths. Taking in more oxygen relaxes your entire body and many of us breath shallowly all day when we are stressed out. Deep breathing relieves stress and anxiety due to its physiological effect on the nervous system. Breathing slowly and mindfully activates the hypothalamus, connected to the pituitary gland in the brain, to send out neurohormones that inhibit stress-producing hormones and trigger a relaxation response in the body.
Get up from your desk every 20 minutes. Do a quick body shake, stretch, walk or do desk exercises. A growing amount of research suggests that just standing -- even if you don't walk around -- can have health benefits.
Drink more water. Our body is composed of roughly 60% water. That means when we are dehydrated – and most of us spend our days constantly dehydrated to some degree – we are affecting the performance of the majority of our body. Nearly all of our systems do not function as well without the proper water intake.
Practice Self-Awareness. Watch your thoughts and emotions each day and try not to let them overwhelm you so you can learn to respond to high stress situations instead of over-reacting under stress.