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Become more relaxed - 10 tips for inner peace and more serenity in everyday life

You want to become more relaxed and stay calm even in stressful situations? Then you've come to the right place! Inner restlessness, tiredness, headaches or excessive demands are the most common reasons why we quickly become angry, nervous or very irritable at certain times. Ultimately, constant tension also affects our behavior and inevitably also our relationships with family members, friends and colleagues.

Are you also often under pressure at the moment? Fortunately, calmness and resilience can be learned! In this article, I would like to give you some valuable tips to help you stay calm, balanced and relaxed in stressful situations in the future. Let's go!

You can find a brief overview here in advance:

  1. Know your reasons
  2. Live healthy
  3. Identify the triggers
  4. Steer your thoughts to the positive
  5. Find a balance
  6. Complete calming exercises
  7. Accept a situation as it is
  8. Be aware of what really matters
  9. Learn to let go
  10. Be grateful

1. know your reasons

You often react the way you feel at the time. If you are stressed and tense, your reaction in stressful moments is similar. If you are relaxed and balanced, you are more likely to react calmly and coolly to stress in the hustle and bustle of everyday life or not even perceive it as such.

If you want to become more relaxed from now on, you should always be aware of why you want this. Here are Some advantages at a glance:

  • More conscious breathing
  • Pulse and blood pressure decrease
  • Muscles relax
  • Anxiety disappears
  • More focused work is possible
  • Management and Increase your ability to concentrate
  • Stay healthy and feel good in the long term

2. live healthy

Live healthier, more relaxed and stress free

If you want to be at peace with yourself again and find inner calm, a healthy lifestyle the be-all and end-all. How do you do that? Here is some advice for you.

Notice: You will find further information on the respective advice behind the links.

Euphorize yourself by laughing and singing regularly

While you are having fun and laughing, your body produces Happiness hormones - At the same time, your muscles relax and your blood pressure drops. If you want to become calmer and more relaxed, joy is the best and cheapest remedy.

Ensure sleep and rest

Body and mind regenerate during sleep - the stress of the day is processed. So optimize your sleep - for example, by not go to bed with a full stomach and eliminate background noise and light. The use of Cannabidiol from the cannabis plant (CBD; e.g. in the form of CBD oil as here at Cibdol) can be used according to a Study of the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology improve the quality of sleep.₁

Make sure you get plenty of exercise in the great outdoors

It is difficult to reduce stress without active exercise. Go for a walk, go running, cycle or inline skate - spend this time in any case Outside in the fresh air! There are thousands of ways to get a grip on irritability, nervousness and anger.

Eat a healthy diet

If you want to become calmer and react more relaxed in stressful moments, you should also consume more balanced and healthier foods. Give up alcohol (and cigarettes), potato chips and fatty meat dishes - and eat a balanced diet as plant-based as possible.

Of course, it is particularly difficult to eat healthily when you are stressed. But those who master this challenge will Rewarded with less stress and more serenity. Nuts, for example, are a healthy snack for in-between meals that help to reduce stress and provide nutrients such as Zinc is also crucially involved in the production of happiness hormones such as serotonin.

Be confident

By increasing your self-confidence in a targeted manner and also maintaining a healthy level of Risk appetite into your everyday life, your resilience will automatically improve and make you more confident in dealing with conflicts. Also your Determination will increase.

3. identify the triggers

Find out what makes you angry and irritates you! Surely there are one or two topics that will quickly get you up to one hundred and eighty. Or is it a certain behavior of your counterpart or the daily stress in the office? There are basically an infinite number of triggers for having a short fuse and exploding quite quickly. But they are different for everyone.

That's why you should in the particular situation and remember them. You can then tackle them in a targeted manner and react much more calmly in similar moments in the future.

4. direct your thoughts to the positive

You want to become more resilient and relaxed? Then change your perspective! The current situation may be somewhat unpleasant, but not everything in your life is bad. Steer your thoughts in everyday life from the bad to the good - from complaining and nagging to the things that make you happy. You simply can't think negatively and expect positive things. So focus on the good things.

"Even the stones placed in one's path can be made into something beautiful."

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (more under Optimism Quotes)

To facilitate this rethinking in your mind, serve for example positive affirmations, such as "In tranquility there is strength" or "I am serene, no matter what is happening around me".

Additional Tip: Look for a role model, i.e. a person in your life who thinks positively. Look at how he/she behaves in stressful situations and learn from your observations.

5. find a balance

Seek balance and find inner peace

If you are often unrelaxed and easily irritable, this is usually due to the fact that your Work or everyday stress not relieved and balanced well enough becomes. In stressful situations, your body releases stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline - in the long term, this can lead to sleep disorders and high blood pressure, for example.

With physical exercise, you can prevent these health problems - and even Happiness hormones such as dopamine, serotonin and endorphins. So choose stress-relieving sports such as cycling, walking, jogging, basketball, soccer or boxing to find your inner peace. In principle, however, all other physically active hobbies also help.

Tip: The Sport plogging is a little "insider tip" from me. You go running there and pick up litter from the paths at the same time. A really stress-relieving, healthy and environmentally friendly combination!

6. complete calming exercises

If you want to become more resilient and relaxed, you can help this process along by targeting your Mindfulness and relaxation exercises accelerate. Through a Meditation strengthens your immune system and find inner peace more quickly. As a result, you will react more calmly in situations such as when you are overwhelmed.

You can use breathing exercises to prepare for such moments - they take a little "pressure off the boiler". Breathe in and out slowly and deeply. This suggests to your body in stressful situations that you are safe and that it has nothing to fear.

7. accept a situation as it is

To get your increased irritability, nervousness or anger under control, there is another valuable tip: acceptance. It is important and fortunately trainable Recognize the problem quickly and find a solution just as quickly - by directly accepting new information as it actually is.

Instead of getting yourself all worked up about it with pointless sentences like "That's not even possible..." or "Why does it always happen to me?" - you devote yourself more quickly to solving the issue that might be upsetting you or could upset you. Also because of this mental attitude it is possible to learn to become more relaxed.

8. realize what really matters

Becoming more relaxed in everyday life

Inner restlessness and excessive demands are among the main reasons for irritability and tension. Say goodbye to the idea that you have to do everything perfectly and please everyone. You will suddenly feel looser and freer.

Friends, family, joy of life and above all health: Make yourself aware of what really matters - and how tiny and insignificant each supposed stressful situation is in comparison. You are particularly damaging your health if you have no outlet for the stress from your job and everyday life and keep everything bottled up inside you. In order to be able to react more relaxed in the future when something stresses you out, you need this outlet to equalize the pressure. As I said, this can be a certain Sport, but also for example the Meditate or Painting be. The important thing is that the activity fulfills you and that you enjoy it.

9. learn to let go

Changes we humans find difficult - but they are the key to happiness when things are going badly for us. Don't cling desperately to the things you are used to. Especially not if they cause you stress and make you easily irritable and perhaps even aggressive.

For example, live more minimalist! Buy and own only things you really need and free yourself from stress-producing ballast. But it is also important to do this, Say no to be able to. No to yourself - and also no to others. The overview you gain will take some of the pressure off you, I promise! So somehow serenity also literally comes from letting go 😉.

10. be grateful

Gratitude helps you to become aware of how many things are actually working FOR you and how insignificantly few things are actually working AGAINST you. Appreciate and respect what you have - and be grateful for it. You should already start the new day with appropriate thoughts, the calmer you will act in the situations where now and then something "stressful" happens.

Getting and staying more relaxed made easy!

Become calmer and more relaxed in everyday life

No one is absolutely immune to stress and other pressures. Everyone knows those moments when you want to scream or freak out. It's all the more admirable if you keep your cool and control yourself in such situations. As you now know, inner calm and mental resilience can be learned and trained - even with very simple means.

I hope that the tips in this article will be of great help to you. Do you have any questions, suggestions or further tips for more serenity in your private and professional life? Then I look forward to your comments!

Stay relaxed,

Christoph from CareElite - Plastic-free living

PS: How to use your Lower stress level otherwise you can find out in the next article. Good luck!

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Christoph Schulz

Christoph Schulz

I'm Christoph, an environmental scientist and author - and here at CareElite I'm campaigning against plastic waste in the environment, climate change and all the other major environmental problems of our time. Together with other environmentally conscious bloggers, I want to give you tips & tricks for a naturally healthy, sustainable life as well as your personal development.

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