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28- Jul-2021

How do I deal with Stress?

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Dietitian. Palak Agrawal
Dietitian. Palak Agrawal
M.Sc - Food Science and Nutrition.

Dealing with stress is not easy, it's best to listen to your heart and do things which make you happy and content. Few tips which might help deal with stress. 

Give your stress wings, and let it fly away!

In the hustle-bustle of life, how to deal with unavoidable stress? Let's find out.

All around the world, approx 500 million people suffer from mental disorders (depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc) out of which 10-12% is due to stress.

If we look around, there are many small things which we can incorporate in our daily lifestyle for stress relief. Stating few tips below to help you deal with stress.

  • Try Ashwagandha- Ashwagandha market is booming currently, and it is included in a lot of commercial products. Reason? It helps alleviate symptoms of stress, which is the need of the hour. You can try Bestsource Nutrition's Ashwagandha Root Extract Capsules which can be used as a rejuvenator, revitalizer, and a multi-action natural stressbuster. Ashwagandha is an adaptogen, helps body deal with both physical and mental stress, anxiety, and would help improve quality of life.
  • Chamomile to the rescue - Did you know Chamomile is known from centuries for its calming and soothing properties? An herbal tea Chamomile has many health benefits. Chamomile is known to help with symptoms like restlessness, sleeplessness, anxiety, etc. It has a sweet, grassy, and slight fruity aroma. You can try out BestSource Nutrition's sweet tasting Chamomile, in the form of dried Chamomile flowers and brew some stress reliever tea for yourself.
  • Sweat it out - Sometimes a good workout is all the therapy you need. If you put some physical stress on your body, you can get rid of mental stress. Workout for atleast 5 days a week for 30 mins and you will see the difference. Let's talk some science - The stress hormone is called cortisol which gets lowered after exercise. Exercise also helps in mood upliftment by releasing endorphins (feel-good hormones). It’s time for you to find your calling and fix an exercise routine that would keep you going.
  • Light a scented candle - What could be better than the soothing aroma of a scented candle after a stressful day? Light a candle or diffuser with essential oils like lavender, rose, sandalwood and let it calm your system. Many studies claim that aromatherapy is helpful for stress relief. Give it a try.
  • Try journaling - Treat yourself with a cute journal and try jotting things down. You can write about things that cause you trouble/stress and you would be surprised to know deep down; how little things can affect your mental health. Another approach can be recording things which you are grateful for at the end of each day. This would help you see the positive side of your life and immediately bring a smile to your face.
  • Meditate - There is enough emphasis on meditation as a stress buster. It helps us practice the art of mindfulness, to stay in the moment and relax. It is an effective prescription for depression and anxiety as well. In a recent study among college students, it was found that mindfulness may help increase self-esteem, which in turn lessens symptoms of anxiety and depression.

There are a lot of other things you can do to reduce stress and it is subjective to one another. Listening to music, laughing, spending time with loved ones, deep breathing, cuddling, pursuing a hobby -- do things which make you happy!!

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