10 Tricks to Reduce Stress

Relax you muscles – Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) reduces cortisol, releases physical tension and helps with insomnia. Read a book – Stress declines by 68% after reading for just 5 minutes. Go outside – 20 minutes outside is enough to reduce stress levels. Even viewing nature scenes increases serotonin and boosts happiness. Keep a journal – Journaling helps to clear the mind, develop a more positive outlook, enhance self-awareness and track progress. Get the sleep back in control – REM sleep (when you dream) decreases levels of stress hormones. Take a bath – Being horizontal in water mimics the womb … Continuă să citești 10 Tricks to Reduce Stress

10 Tricks to overcome anxiety

Shyness is a common reaction when being exposed to unfamiliar situations or new people. When you are shy, you may have feelings of apprehension or awkwardness when you are around others, and will often find it uncomfortable when you need to talk to people. This can lessen, though, as you become more familiar with your surroundings and peers. Here are some tricks for you to overcome social anxiety: FOCUS – When in social situations try focusing on external things rather than yourself. BREATHE – Learn a breathing technique and practice it every day. ATTENTION – Practice attention training to help … Continuă să citești 10 Tricks to overcome anxiety