Get Rid of Stress and Keep Up With Your Healthy Habits
Everything seems easier when you're happy and calm. There is no problem following the normal daily routine of healthy eating, work and exercise. However, when things get tense and you are feeling down,, just getting out of bed in the morning can seem like an accomplishment.
You may want to give up your healthy smoothies and comfort yourself with junk food. You will probably also want to sleep more, so that takes care of your exercise regimen. Luckily, there is help. Here are some things you can do to stay healthy and boost your mood.
If you are leading a natural lifestyle, but feel depressed and stressed out, you may be reluctant to visit your doctor and start taking prescription antidepressants. Thankfully, there is a natural way to boost your mood and start to feel better.
There are natural supplements on the market but transdermal patches, like the thrive patch can make you feel instantly better with very little effort. In addition to mood support, the patches also provide an appetite suppressant to get you back on the proper eating path.
Skip the Gym
A suggestion to skip the gym may sound strange when you're trying to stick to your exercise routine. Don't skip the gym forever, or give up your membership, but try some fresh air for a change.
Only exercising in a windowless gym can stop being inspiring after a while. Try replacing the gym with walking or jogging outside for a week. If you feel better and less anxious, keep the gym, but incorporate outside activities to your life as well.
Many doctors and therapists are now recommending time outdoors instead of more medication. At first, you might even be too depressed or anxious to walk or run. In that case, find a spot outside and just be. Breathe the fresh air, feel the sun and smell the outdoor scents.
In Japan, something called "forest bathing" is the latest trend. The idea is to walk to a spot in the woods and then just sit or lie there for as long as you want to. It's similar to sunbathing at the beach, but instead, you are breathing in the essence of the trees.
Forest bathing , or "shinrin yoku", does many beneficial things like reducing stress and blood pressure, and even helps people recover from an illness.
You need to get back to proper nutrition for many reasons. Staying away from junk food will help you avoid being overweight, which then can cause heart disease and diabetes.
Another reason to eat healthy food is to increase the healthy bacteria in your digestive system. When people start feeling stressed or out of sorts, it could be because their food is not doing what it should for them. Without enough healthy bacteria, your food is not broken down properly and your whole body can feel stressed.
To help fix this, eat plenty of prebiotic foods which encourage colonies of good bacteria to thrive. Avoid drinking too much alcohol, which can kill healthy bacteria, consider taking a probiotic supplement or eating more yogurt, and double up on all of these steps if you need to take antibiotics.
In addition to probiotic supplements, one of the best things you can do for your gut health is to make and drink kefir. Kefir is easy to prepare at home and contains many vitamins and minerals as well as lots of probiotics to supplement your colonies. You may never have heard of kefir before, but it is not something new.
It has been made and drunk for thousands of years in the Caucasus mountains of the former Soviet Union and roughly translates to "feel good".
Destress Your Home
Your home is supposed to be a haven from stress, but it may be causing it. If your home is cluttered or dirty, unconsciously it could be stressing you out. Get some help from your partner or friends and attack the mess.
Open your windows for fresh air and incorporate tried and true relaxants like scented candles and crystals.
Also try cutting down on your caffeine consumption and screen watching several hours before bed. Insomnia can lead to stress as well.
Try eliminating stress and depression the natural way instead of giving in to them. Chances are, you will feel better right away and soon feel ready for anything.