It is difficult to remain calm and relaxed in an increasingly demanding, competitive and noisy world. However, stress is responsible for many diseases. Hypertension, nervousness, fatigue, depression, can indeed appear due to stress. To limit this as much as possible, I'm going to give you 6 tips today to stay Zen throughout your day.
1 – Get up early
Do you start work at 8:30 am and get up at 8:00 am? Many people think that sleeping more in the morning will help them feel zen and cheerful the rest of the day. It’s the opposite! By wanting to sleep more in the morning (still do not go to bed later: p), you will face a real race against the clock for lunch, getting dressed and getting ready … Nothing like to start your day with a good dose of stress. We already mentioned it in our article to fight against procrastination, getting up early is essential.
2 – Take the time to eat well at noon
When it's time for lunch, take the time to eat well. In addition to the importance for your health from a nutritional point of view, your midday meal allows you to take a break between your morning and your afternoon. Force yourself to take a break, think about something else and eat properly, if possible leave your place of work.
3 – Know how to refuse a task
It is impossible to do everything, and to accept everything … Take care of your work and your desires before accepting those of others. Protect yourself, and try to avoid putting yourself under additional stress. We tend to be too nice whether in our professional or personal life and forget about ourselves. You are a human being, not a machine! I recommend that you read our article to learn how to say “no” if you are concerned about the subject.
4 – Don't get mad at traffic jams
Every morning on your way to work … You spend an hour yelling and railing against other motorists in traffic jams? In addition to the stress of arriving late for work, you are also unconsciously creating additional stress. Try to stay positive, plan a newspaper or magazine … or just look for another route without traffic jam, even if it means wasting 10 more minutes.
5 – Drink several cups of coffee a day?
We often hear that coffee helps you stay awake and stay focused. It's true … But in small doses! Drinking several cups (tens of cups?: P) will have the opposite effect. Overconsumed coffee makes you more easily irritated or upset. It's time to try to decrease your consumption!
A smile conveys more things than you can imagine. In addition to joy and good humor, the fact of smiling allows the production of endorphins. This phenomenon, which occurs through your facial muscles, promotes the elimination of stress and provides a state of well-being. Some experts even recommend putting a pencil in your mouth for a few minutes to stimulate those muscles that help create endorphin.
7 – Go to bed early
There’s nothing worse for the body than going to bed late watching TV. Ideally, you should go to bed around 10 p.m.-11 p.m. to get up in the morning around 6:30 a.m. and be ready to go to work for 8 a.m. Also very important, it is strongly recommended that you try to go to bed after having stopped looking at any screen 30 minutes before going to bed.
If you have other tips to avoid the stress and stay Zen, feel free to react in the comments.