Are you feeling irritable, tired, exhausted and completely drained most of the time once you reach home after a busy day at work? Being constantly under stress is never fun, and your family members may not also find it easy being around you when you are in such kind of a situation. Here are some tips on coping with stress the natural and effective way:

1. Meditate.

Meditation helps empty your mind, which tends to be overwhelmed with constant stimulation from noise, heavy traffic and every single thing you go through in the daily grind. To address all these, you should consider meditating at least 20 minutes a day, first thing in the morning. This practice also allows you to calm your mind while improving your focus and concentration.

2. Get plenty of sleep.

If you lack sleep, it will be tougher for you to cope with stress. After all, your body is already tired from not being able to recover completely, and getting exposed to more stressful situations add to your exhaustion days ago. So, make it a point to sleep at least 8 hours a night and take naps within the day to relax your body and mind and fight stress more effectively.

3. Eat healthy foods.

Fruits and vegetables are excellent stress-busters since these supply your body with essential nutrients and antioxidants needed for total well-being. You also need to consume foods that are rich in omega 3 fatty acids that support cardiovascular health, immune system and brain health for stress relief.

Stress is an inevitable, yet very challenging part of everyone’s life. Although you may not be able to escape from it entirely, you can always cope with stress through a healthy lifestyle and routine. By doing so, you can maximize your potentials and improve the quality of your life in every aspect.

Dr. Katie Mercer

Dr. Katie Mercer

Naturopathic Doctor

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