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5 Ways to Relieve Stress Under Pressure

Worklife balance helps with burnout

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In addition to paid jobs, many women also play the roles of mothers, homemakers, and caregivers to elderly parents. They may become stressed due to pressure to carry out these responsibilities. Over time, this condition may result in serious health issues and even anxiety and depression. It is crucial to relieve stress and keep the body healthy through the following ways:

1. Yoga

A regular yoga routine can help relieve stress by stimulating the release of endorphins, a hormone that will make you feel better. The practice includes stretching exercises, relaxation of the body and mind, and controlled breathing. Also, Yoga has a soothing effect and can help you release negative emotions like anger.

2. Staycation

Give yourself a break and relax your mind and body. You can engage in leisure activities, go for a picnic or sightseeing, watch movies or attend fun events. Visit a spa or convert your bathroom into one. Enjoy soothing tunes as you pamper yourself to a rejuvenating bath and facial treatment.

3. Diet

Foods can also reduce stress levels if you consume a healthy diet. Eat more vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. Fatty fish can also reduce stress and improve your heart health. Avoid caffeine and refined sugar used in pastries.

4. Get a therapist

Therapy can relieve stress and reduce the risk of mental health conditions. A therapist can determine a suitable technique that will be effective for your stress treatment. The professional will help you to detect the causes of the stress and help you to de-stress.

5. Reward yourself

Blaming yourself for failures can increase your stress level. Self-reward is effective in reducing anxiety and depression. It can also motivate you. You can treat yourself to your favorite dessert, a movie, a pedicure or manicure. Also, praise yourself when you achieve even your smallest goal or complete a task.

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