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How to reduce stress levels in everyday life

Reduce stress levels - 10 tips for less stress in everyday life

Do you want to reduce your stress levels - and finally feel relaxed and balanced again? Then you've come to the right place! In our everyday lives, we are exposed to an infinite number of stimuli, situations and information that create a high level of mental stress. As constant stress makes us ill, this strain is often so enormous over time that we feel mentally exhausted and burnt out. Fortunately, there are also ways and means of releasing mental pressure or preventing it from arising in the first place.

That's why I'd like to give you a few tips in this article to help you avoid excessive stress or even burnout - and go through life stress-free in the future. Let's go!

  1. Do Digital Detox
  2. Combine movement and rest
  3. Rest periods and taking time for yourself
  4. Meet with friends
  5. Pursue creative hobbies
  6. Sufficient sleep
  7. A healthy and balanced diet
  8. Use relaxation techniques
  9. Get out into nature
  10. Think positive

1. do digital detox

Technical devices such as televisions, cell phones and computers determine our lives. Nowadays, smartphones in particular are always with us and make us accessible to other people practically 24 hours a day. Precisely because it is always with us in our trouser pockets or handbags, we look out of Boredom even when nothing has vibrated, rung or flashed. We don't allow ourselves a minute's rest - perhaps also for fear of missing something.

Therefore consciously complete times two weeks without your cell phone - and make a Digital Detox. You'll feel how much you're already dependent on it, but also how you suddenly feel more relaxed because there's so much more free time available.

Tip: In a separate article, you will also receive extensive Advice in the fight against a possible smartphone addiction. Good luck!

2. schedule exercise

Schedule yoga and exercise to combat stress

If you want to reduce your stress levels, you should definitely plan time for physical activity every day. These timeslots should take precedence over everything else - because this is the time that is important for your well-being and your sustainability, healthy life is essential.

And how is that supposed to work? Quite simply! For example, take a walk, do yoga, meditate, ride bike or release pent-up pressure by playing soccer, boxing or jogging.

Tip: At the Sport plogging you can even combine stress management and environmental protection by jogging and collecting litter from nature.

3. Rest periods and taking time for yourself

For more relaxation and well-being, it is incredibly important that you Time for yourself take. Time when you are all to yourself. This can be during mindful activities such as yoga or meditation. But it also helps you to regenerate Book to read, regular Crossword puzzle or simply lie in a hammock in the garden and listen to the birdsong. This is time for you.

4. meet with friends

Regular meetings with your friends are also guaranteed to help you wind down after a stressful phase. Relaxed or even in-depth conversations and activities provide Variety, bring you to other thoughts or help you to Discharge worries.

Tip: A positive and happy environment will help you to think more positively. Look for people who give you strength instead of robbing you of it.

5. pursue creative hobbies

DIY build your own dining table - instructions

At a stage when I desperately needed to reduce my stress levels, I started, Building furniture from old material. Not only is it incredible fun and good for the environment, but also saves money sustainably.

With this hobby, I'm all to myself and can really switch off. If you want to feel less stress in your everyday life, this is definitely something for you too. But of course there are also hundreds of other creative hobbiesthat will help you with this. For example, handicrafts, watercolor painting or discovering plant-based cuisine.

Hobbies don't necessarily have to be creative to relieve you mentally. The important thing is that you like doing them and they are good for you.

Recommendation: At DIY furniture blog you can for example look at my homemade dining table including instructions.

6. get enough sleep

Too little sleep is a major cause of stress! If you want to reduce your stress levels and become more balanced, you should learn to sleep more and, above all Sleep better. On the one hand, so that you can more efficient and are less likely to get into stressful situations. And secondly, because a healthy night's sleep Cortisol level (cortisol is the primary stress hormone) is reduced.

It is therefore better to go to bed a little earlier and not on a full stomach - and keep technical devices such as smartphones, televisions and laptops away from your bedroom.

7. A healthy and balanced diet

A healthy, balanced diet promotes both your physical and mental performance and resilience. Above all Nutrient-rich pulses, wholegrain products, nuts and fresh fruit and vegetablesare real drivers for our organism. I personally do not eat animal products such as meat, eggs or dairy products - partly because the honest but contradictory thought of "I love animals, but I eat their body parts" at some point became quite stressed.

And when you really feel like a delicious snack? As stress reducing nerve food I recommend a bowl of nuts or an apple instead of chocolate, potato chips and donuts.

Good to know: I personally live a vegan lifestyle for ethical, ecological and health reasons. I simply don't want to eat residues of antibiotics in meat, excrement in milk and animal suffering in animal foods in general. Below "Why vegan?" I will explain all the motifs in detail.

8. Use relaxation techniques

In addition to meditation and yoga, these include Breathing exercises, autogenic training and Progressive muscle relaxation to the things you can use for your personal relaxation and as an anti-stress method. For example, breathe deeply into your stomach when you feel stressed. This will allow you to slowly bring your blood pressure and pulse back into the normal range in a controlled manner.

Another tip: Humming and the associated vibration of the vocal chords can also reduce your stress levels.

9. Get out into nature

Lower stress level by hammock in the forest

Natural sounds, such as the The chirping of a cricket or the babbling of a streamlower our stress levels and relax our muscles. Just the sight of trees and the light of the sun release happiness hormones that make us forget our everyday stress and avoid future pressure. Out in nature prevails No sensory overloadhere you are yourself.

That's why I advise you to, plan time in the fresh air every day - that you won't let anyone take away from you. I can also recommend the relaxing Forest bathingwhere you simply spend a few hours alone in nature and escape the sometimes overwhelming madness of everyday life.

10. Think positive

You can't think negatively and expect something positive. A optimistic attitude to life and a genuine smile on your lips will help you to always keep the good in mind in any stressful situation.

Let go of your fears by becoming aware of what you are actually afraid of. You will realize that the worst-case scenario is not only unlikely, but also not so bad that you need to let it stress you out. Don't take anything in life too seriously - and only make an exception for your health.

Reduce stress in everyday life? No problem!

We all have to cope with one or the other stressful situation or phase in life. It is important to prepare yourself mentally and to know how to react best in such moments. Consciously take time for yourself - and distance yourself from the things that are weighing you down. This way you can reduce stress and also avoid a possible Burnout avoid

I hope that this article has provided you with the most important tips for keeping your stress levels low and relaxed at all times. Do you have any questions, further tips or your own experiences with excessive stress in everyday life? Then I look forward to your comment.

Stay healthy,

Christoph from CareElite - Plastic-free living

PS: Do you want to make your everyday life even more stress-free? Then be sure to check out my article on the mindful lifestyle on. Have fun!

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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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