10 Habits That Can Help You Reduce Stress

by | May 19, 2021 | Life

Stress affects your health in many ways but is a part of your life. There are many causes for it so as many ways to relieve it. Learn to manage stress before it gets to be too much.

Did you know? 

  • 33% of people feel extreme stress
  • About 72% of people experience stress that affects their physical and mental health.


Thus stress can take a toll on your well-being. Consider the following suggestions and inculcate them in your daily life to live stress-free.

Improve your health with these simple healthy habits: 

Regular exercise –

Stretch every day for some time. Your muscles would have become stiff and tires, which results in reduced body blood flow. Hence it is necessary to have the habit of exercising regularly.

Take a walk/run outside –

Spending time outside is important to healthy living. It relieves stress and strengthens your immune system. 

walking habit
Habit of going out for a walk

Enjoy whatever you do –

Do something that puts you in a good mood. It will affect positively for the rest of the day. Do something that you enjoy every day,  no matter how small.

Habit of enjoying
Enjoying what you do

Sleep well –

Lack of sleep is an indicator of poor health. It affects your stress levels. Get enough sleep to relieve it.

Have a balanced diet –

Most of the experts suggest that drinking tea calms the nerves. It also means you are consuming herbs that are known for relaxation. Having ginger as part of your diet also calms you down. It is considered a homeopathic stress reliever.

Connect with family and friends –

a little bit of fun and laughter with family and friends can do wonders. It relieves tensions. It helps your mind and body to be relaxed.

Just laugh –

laughter increases mood-enhancing endorphins. It helps in reducing stress-causing hormones. Relive your stress by watching a comedy, listening to jokes, or even by telling them!

Being Happy

Avoid unhealthy habits –

Avoid consuming alcohol, cigarettes, caffeine, and drugs. These habits are temporary ways to escape stress. They actually lead to an increased level of stress and have negative long-term effects.

Practice the slow breathing technique –

Oxygenate your body. One of the best ways to deal with stress is slow and deep breathing. It is the time-tested way to beat anxiety and stress. Try out this breathing technique if you are feeling stressed:

  • Slowly inhale for air for 5 seconds
  • Hold for 5 seconds
  • Slowly exhale for 5 seconds
  • Repeat the action

Identify the triggers and indications –

Identity what triggers stress for you. Your behavior might indicate whether you are stressed or not. When people are stressed, they bite their nails, sweat, or tap their feet. If you can identify these indicators, you can take a break and go for a walk/ take deep breaths. 

Thus, by practicing these habits you can live a calmer and fulfilled life. 

What are you waiting for? Start a good habit today and reduce your stress levels.

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Dr. Bob Singhal

Professor Bhupendra 'Bob' Singhal, has taught creativity by joy and right-brain thinking, is a renowned international architect, won major design competitions, has over 70 awards, publications, and media mentions, and served as President of the American Institute of Architects South Bay. In 2011, in his book Joy in Health and Happiness: Your Optimal Path to Success, Professor Singhal wrote about the transformative power of joy and helped readers learn to enhance their daily experience of it.


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