Too much stress can lead to depression, anxiety and other conditions. Follow these easy practices to relieve stress and feel better
May 12, 2016
Not all stress is bad. But too much of it can be unhealthy, leading to things like depression, anxiety and anger. Besides seeking professional help, here are some practices you can follow to bring stress levels down for a healthier life:
We treat our smart phones like a social crutch and an extension of our arm; we worry about their ‘energy levels’ more than that of our own. Give yourself some quality digital detox time during your waking hours every day and do something not connected to the www.
Inhale, Exhale, Repeat
Dr Andrew Weil’s 4-7-8 Method works and can be practiced anywhere. Get comfortable and close your eyes. Exhale completely, then inhale through the nose with a mental count of four; hold your breath for a count of seven, then exhale slowly to a count of eight. Do this for a total of four cycles. Your parasympathetic nervous system will do the work to bring you instant calm.
Text: Sally May Tan, Wellness Whisperer, Founder of Catalyst Health Asia and Amazon Bestselling Author of Wellness The New Luxury. Her book at S$49.00 is available at Times, Kinokuniya, MPH, Amazon and Kindle.