Stress is becoming the number one killer in today’s world. Children as young as 14 and 15 years are complaining and showing symptoms of stress. In the UAE alone, 77% of people over 55 years of age experience physical symptoms due to stress. 73% showed psychological symptoms related to stress. We experience a varying degree of stress daily, may it be crossing a street or a meeting with the boss. We must destress daily after work.
People who went to Desert Safari Dubai reported they felt destressed and happy by 63%. It’s because they left their lives behind to be lost in the dunes. Something that they don’t see in the hustle and bustle of the concrete jungles we call cities. No matter however modern, however tall, the buildings of modern construction are. They can never replace the serenity of nature.
4 Tips to Help You Destress After a Long Day
You cannot dodge the stresses of the workplace. They will always be there to bombard you. The only thing you can do is learn how best to deal with them. So that they are not able to affect you negatively. If you don’t the stresses keep on pilling. And you become overburdened. You might even feel yourself burning out.
Here are 4 tips to help you destress after work:
1. Surround yourself with Non-Toxic People
We get enough toxicity in the workplace or outside world to make friends with toxic people. Such people can be those who are toxic to themselves and others. They can be those who feel fresh by being toxic to you. Whichever they are, run the other way. Cleanse your life of them without being remorseful. Know that your health is your number one priority.
2. Free your mind from the effects of un-pleasantries
For most of us, life is full of un-pleasantries. It might be a baby crying of colic gas or boss asking for an extra half hour. Whatever the cause is, you can’t escape these un-pleasantries. It’s when you feel the negativity, welling up. Your shoulders going taunt with stress.
Your mind will begin asking these questions. Why me? Why now. Don’t ignore them, in fact, answer by “Why not me”, Why not at this moment”? Think of positives. Think of your baby is free of pain and happy. Sleeping and smiling in your arms and you snuggling next to it. Imagine your boss’s pride in your work the next day.
All you did was to change the un-pleasantries to pleasantries or at the very least the bearable situations of life. These are mind games. Every successful person is master in. They don’t get stressed; they accept the challenges of daily life. They live to overcome them. In return, success becomes a different kind of pleasantry in their lives. It can become part of your lives too when you learn the trick.
3. Laugh it out
Laughter is the best medicine. Sounds clichéd but is true. Science has proven today that laughter reduces stress hormones, increases the good HDL. Laughter also decreases inflammation in the arteries. This, in turn, reduces the dangers of a heart attack. It not only relaxes the facial muscles but also brings softness and glow to the skin. It affects the overall disposition of a person. Everyone wants to be friends with a good-humored person.
So whenever stressed, watch your favorite comedian. If you are in the office, laugh loudly in the toilet by just looking at yourself in the mirror. If you’re coming back from the office, laugh in your car or train. Don’t worry about what others think, just laugh it out. Remember others won’t come to your aid when the going gets tough.
4. Leave the world behind
Yes, Sir, you can. It’s a myth that stress follows everywhere you go. Give yourself small breaks from stressful life situations. Leave your work station more often. Go and smell a flower or watch a fish in a fishbowl. Leave your colleagues behind and sit under a tree with your lunch and watch a squirrel. If you can afford it, go for Evening desert safari. It just might be what your body needs.
Life might not be a bed of roses, but it doesn’t need to be a bed of thorns either. Instead, make it interesting by doing something different every day. Follow the above small acts of mercy to yourself during and after work. It just might turn out to be the key to live a longer, happier, healthier life. Destress, expunge the negativity, anger, envy, and jealousy from your life. Embrace love, contentment, and joy.