Elim­i­nate work stress that is chok­ing you

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WE all get stressed out ev­ery now and then, that’s nor­mal. What’s not nor­mal is when stress starts tak­ing over your life. Stomp out stress by im­ple­ment­ing th­ese top stress buster ac­tiv­i­ties.

Breathe in and out: When stress builds up, you may find that your breath­ing pat­terns be­come dis­rupted and ir­reg­u­lar; it could feel like you aren’t get­ting enough air.

Tackle this prob­lem by per­form­ing breath­ing ex­er­cises.

Yoga could help re­store your bal­ance by eas­ing your anx­i­ety and emo­tions. Sign up for yoga classes af­ter work – it not only pro­vides an out­let for your stress, it also gives you a sense of peace and adds flex­i­bil­ity to your body.

Yoga ses­sions vary from begin­ner to ad­vance ses­sions so be sure to choose the right op­tion for you.

If you don’t have time to sign up for yoga classes con­sider med­i­ta­tion and easy breath­ing ex­er­cis­ing that you can per­form at home or at work.

Med­i­ta­tion has been known to clear your mind, ease your stress and help you re­gain bal­ance.

Eat well: Eat­ing well doesn’t mean chew­ing on a car­rot all day. Be good to your body by elim­i­nat­ing the un­healthy stuff like junk food and fizzy drinks.

You’ll find that all the sugar and grease was prob­a­bly leav­ing you bloated, tired and more anx­ious than usual.

Un­der-eat­ing could also be leav­ing you feel- ing drained and weak. Find a bal­anced diet that works for you and your body and make sure that you’re get­ting all the cor­rect vita- mins and nu­tri­ents to keep your en­ergy lev­els up.

Get ac­tive:

It’s a fact that ex­er­cise re­leas- es good en­dor­phins that leave you feel­ing in­vig­o­rated and full of life.

It’s a much bet­ter stress buster than sit­ting in front of the tele­vi­sion. Not only will it make you feel good, you’ll be work­ing to­wards a bet­ter body as well.

Try to ex­er­cise at least three times a week – whether you go for a sim­ple jog, take your bi­cy­cle for a spin or hit the gym. Work out a re­al­is­tic ex­er­cise plan and see how much it could help your mood and de­crease your stress lev­els.

Put a record on: Clas­si­cal mu­sic has its ad­van­tages. It’s been proven that this genre of mu­sic in par­tic­u­lar can sooth your nerves and bring you back into the land of calm. Find some Mozart, Chopin or Ital­ian opera mu­sic, sit back and feel your stress fade away.

If clas­si­cal isn’t for you, try some Ara­bic, jazz or any­thing that you like re­ally. It all has the same sooth­ing ef­fect.

Take a hol­i­day: Per­haps all you need is a good break from work to help recharge your bat­tery. If this is the case, take some time to just un­wind.

If you can af­ford to fly abroad or to an ex­otic is­land, great! But if you can’t, don’t worry about it; there are plenty of lo­cal spots you can set­tle in to.

Treat your­self to a spa get­away or lounge be­side the pool of a lo­cal re­sort. What­ever you de­cide to do, make sure you en­joy it and come back re­freshed and ready to take on the world!

— Ca­reers 24

Med­i­ta­tion has been known to clear your mind, ease your stress and help you re­gain bal­ance.

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