Stress is a psychological action which affects a person’s mental health. With the competitive world getting tougher and workload getting more, it is common among many people in the world. People tend to fail to find a balance between professional and personal life, leading to stress. This psychological pain can sometimes get too much to handle not only on the sufferer’s mental health but physical as well. Stress can lead to health problems such as weight loss or weight gain, loss of appetite, hair loss and many more.

Here are three simple ways to help you de-stress:

1. Get enough Zzzz

Ensure that you are getting your sufficient amount of beauty sleep of at least 6 to 7 hours. Anything less than that means you haven’t got enough rest and may only weaken your mood and stress you out more.

2. Say “NO” when required

If you are the type of person who cannot turn down doing favours, it is time you prioritize! Taking up extra load that does not belong to you may mess with your schedule and hinder your ability to focus on your own work. So lend a hand only when you are extremely comfortable doing so.

3. Eat clean and healthy!

Yes, the food you eat says a lot about your mood. Intake of caffeine, nicotine and alcohol may help you feel better at the moment, but the after effects only make you worse. Substitute Coffee with herbal teas and if you really miss the caffeine try green tea, keep it up for 7 days and you will no longer notice the difference, reduce alcohol to 2-3 units a week and kick the nicotine out of your life.  Some of these may be long-held habits but commit to changing them now..

These might be common tips that everyone gives, but how many of you actually follow this? The key to your mental health lies in your daily lifestyle. Make these small changes and notice how you improve in the long term. If nothing works at all, go indulge in some of your favorite desserts! After all, stress spelled backwards.

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