Today I want to talk about stress.

According to wikipedia, here is what they have to say about stress

a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances

If you are to enjoy living the kind of healthy lifestyle that you want, then you need to ensure that you understand how to deal with stress especially for those with such demanding work either as a student, a worker or a business owner.

Some people don’t know when they are already stressed out, some actually take it for just been tired. According to Wikipedia, here are the causes of stress

Physical symptoms of stress include:

Low energy.


Upset stomach, including diarrhoea, constipation and nausea.

Aches, pains, and tense muscles.

Chest pain and rapid heartbeat.


Frequent colds and infections.

Loss of sexual desire and/or ability.

Stress is also one of the factors that actually causes heart disease and its also known to prevent people that wants to lose weight.

Which is why I want to talk about the different ways by which you can deal with stress easily within minutes.

1. Wake up early

If you live and work in lagos, then you will agree with me that waking up early is a must if you are to get to your work station early, so what has that got to do with stress. Well its pretty simple. When you wake up early. Do not be in a hurry to go to work.

Rather take out about 10-15 minutes to think about how you want your day to be and what you hope to achieve. Don’t just rush out of the house in a hurry because if you do.

You will simply find out that you will be more tense than when you simply take some time to do some little thinking before leaving for work

2. Tidy up your surrounding

What you are stress, your mind is scattered and when that happens, you will find that some of your surrounding would be scattered because your mind is not focused in one place. If you know that you are always stress out.. Check where you are living, there will definitely be a part of the house that is untidy. It could be the kitchen, living room or bedroom. So what you need to do is to ensure that you put them back in shape. The moment you start doing that. It helps ease the tension because your mind is focused.

3. Watch funny videos

An easy way out to reducing your stress level is actually going for a comedy event or watching funny comedy shows on youtube.

Well thats probably why comedy shows will continue to sell out because people use it also as a means to clear their mind completely.

Once you become engrossed in it. It helps you in forgetting all the worries that you have at that moment.

Once you find yourself doing this. Focus that bright energy that you are receiving and turn it into positive energy afterwards.

Forget about what is currently worrying you and just be happy.

4. Sing out loud

Have you ever head the phrase that if you are so angry at someone, one of the way you can channel that energy inside you is by actually hitting somebody or screaming.

Research has shown that it helps a lot

And so does singing aloud when you are stressed helps you in combating stressed as it also reduces the cortisol level in your body which is a good thing to your health

You don’t need to shout out loud. Just switch on your phone, play your music and sing along.

You will find your mind at ease as you do this.


5. Learn a physical craft

Learning a physical craft helps in easing out stress. How do I mean by this.

When you are stressed, a lot of things are not in place.

Your mind is scattered.

You are thinking about how you are going to survive tomorrow or complete the task ahead.

Truth is stress is bad and a way you can help solve this is when you learn a physical craft like knitting, drawing, playing music or even sowing..

Why is this…

Because when you engage in this, your mind becomes focused at the exact thing you are doing and doing this help put your mind back in shape and at some point, your entire mind would be focused mainly on what you are doing presently.

That way, you have helped relieved the stress in your body.

6. Take deep breath

Doing breathing exercise helps calm the nerves which will help also ease the tension in your body when you are stressed. One of the ways you can help relieve yourself is when you simply spend about one minutes to take a deep breathe in and out. Doing this on occasion would help keep your body tension free as a result of the forced oxygen that is been packed in through your nose. So ensure you engage in a breathing exercises everyday. Its easy cos you can engage in it anywhere you are.

7. Write a thank you note

When you are stressed, negative energy vibrate through you and that also affect your thinking and can also sometime make you think about of things that you should not. A very good way to channel that negative energy is by thinking of the people that you are grateful to have in your life. You can do this by writing a thank you note in your dairy just to bring back the good memory of how they have affected you positively.

Just doing this will help drive away the negative energy.

Doing all this that i have talked about will definitely help you to ease the tension and relieve you from stress.

Do you know of any other ways that can help relieve stress, Do write them down in the comment section down below

Talk soon.

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