So, today I’m here with another post and this one is related to lifestyle. Every morning I wake up it’s a challenge, it’s a competition and it’s a race to reach my dreams. No one is busy in their life, it’s all about priorities. People in cities have a hectic life. If you’ve read my previous post I’d mentioned that Bangalore is a busy city, similarly I’m sure even urban city has a busy life. City is filled with empty people. Don’t be that empty person, live your life to the fullest. Enjoy every moment. Cry, laugh, love and survive. Refuse; don’t let the world corrupt you. It’s very simple really, get busy living or get busy dying. Everyone wants to enjoy city life but is equally stressed. The question is how to deal with the daily life? How to beat city stress? Here in this post I’m giving five major tips on how to be stress free in a city.
1.Focus on yourself:
Focus on yourself first, it’s a secret to happy life.be happy being yourself, don’t pretend to be someone else. Until you learn to accept who you are and work to address your flaws, you’ll never grow as a person. Be confident. Be grateful. Love your body, your face, your wardrobe. Do one thing at a time. If you don’t love yourself then how would you love your work? It’s very important to do what you want to do. Be happy with your job. Don’t take up any job or education due to stress. Be happy with your hobbies, interests and routine. Love your city, neighbourhood and home. Try these and stay happy.
Driving during peak hours is extremely stressful and long commutes leaves most people feeling exhausted. Use public transport as far as possible and keep chores for off-peak hours. If you have to drive make sure you’re not alone, at least keep yourself accompanied by light music (Make sure the music is low so that you can hear external noise from other vehicles).
Get enough sleep. Poor sleep warps your emotional coping mechanism and may cause anxiety. Stop watching TV and using your tablet, smartphone or e-readers as the backlit screen interferes with sleep. Music or reading books help you unwind and prepare your body and mind for restful sleep. Get 6 to 8 hours of sleep every night to have a stress free day. Proper sleep really cures anxiety, stress and depression.
4.Get active and workout:
Most days you have no time or are too exhausted to exercise, but you must. Exercise does more than make you fit. Exercising can boost brain functions, studies show that making time for exercise provides some serious mental benefits. On a very basic level, physical fitness can boost self-esteem and improve positive self-image. Regardless of weight, size, gender, or age, exercise can quickly elevate a person’s perception of his or her attractiveness, that is, self-worth. Exercise also increases concentrations of nor epinephrine, a chemical that can moderate the brain’s response to stress. So go ahead and get sweaty — working out can reduce stress and boost the body’s ability to deal with existing mental tension. Win-win!
5.Spend time with friends and family:
Loneliness is a bigger stress than work, money or emotional problems simply because it offers no outlet to vent. It drives depressed people further into themselves, more so now when people are living alone or are a nuclear family where everyone is busy earning a living or studying. People often have no time or anyone to share their feelings with, which over time takes a toll on their mind. Friends and family are anchors that can help you make calm down and make the right choices in stressful situations. So, make new friends, talk to everyone jovially, respect friends and family. Don’t let your stress affect your relationship with them.
I hope these tips will work for you guys. Do let me know if they worked. Once in a while go for some short walk and get some fresh air. Life is beautiful only when its enjoyed and lived to the fullest. I’ll be writing again soon till then ‘Don’t get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life’.
Stay happy and keep smiling. Lots of love.