Teach Yourself To Stay Calm

Teach Yourself To Stay Calm

Stress can impact the health of your heart, digestion, weight, memory, and even your ability to sleep. Stress and lack of sleep can also negatively impact your looks, causing blemishes and breakouts, as well as dehydration, which can lead to fine lines and wrinkles.

Stress can also negatively impact your hair, resulting in graying and hair loss. So, in the name of beauty, here’s how you can learn to de-stress.

Teach yourself to stay calm
Teach yourself to stay calm

Calming tips:

      • Look for a place that’s quiet and removed from the daily chaos.
      • Close your eyes, sit up straight and tall, and place your hands on your lap.
      • Slowly begin to breathe. Inhale through your nose until your lungs are filled and then slowly exhale through your mouth.
      • Deep breathing will help to slow your heart rate and inspire a feeling of calm. It also helps to lower your blood pressure.

Get Moving

Exercise can be the ideal stress reducer. It not only improves your circulation, which is great for your skin, but it also releases endorphins that can make you feel both energized and calm at the same time.

So, take a brisk walk, join a fitness class or go on a bike ride. It’s the perfect way to reduce stress, clear your mind and achieve that healthy post-exercise glow.

Teach yourself to relax

For some people, relaxing can be quite difficult. However, if you can set aside just a few minutes a day to meditate, it will serve your mind, body, and spirit well.

By entering into a relaxed and peaceful state, you release chemicals into your body that help to counter the stress hormones you’re creating. Practicing yoga or deep breathing exercises can help you find calm.

Stay focused

There’s nothing worse than a feeling (and looking) frazzled. Rather than becoming completely overwhelmed by what the day has in store for you, try to control it by prioritizing.

I love to write my daily tasks down in a notebook or you can also download an app for this. For me, just being able to see the different tasks that I need to complete gives me more clarity. I can see what must be done, versus what I hope to get done. And sometimes I realize that I can push some tasks to a different day. This not only reduces my stress but also allows me to be more productive.