It’s probable that you’ll feel stressed at some point. This might be due to your job, home life, finances, health, or homework if you’re still at school. There is so much to do and usually only a small amount of time to get anything done, which means people can often feel overwhelmed, leading to stress, depression, anxiety, and burnout. It can even lead to physical problems like high blood pressure and heart disease.
It makes sense that people would want to be less stressed in life, and one way to do that is to work hard on improving mental wellbeing. If people can do this, they’ll have the tools and strength they need to keep stress at bay. Read on to find out more about how you can do this so you can stay as healthy as possible at all times.
Take A Cold Shower
Perhaps this idea sounds like a horrible one that will make you feel uncomfortable, but studies show that a cold shower – or even a cold bath if you prefer – can help to strengthen your immune system, which means you’ll be less prone to catching bugs and illnesses. Also, a cold shower can help you feel more awake and get the blood pumping around the body. These elements can help to de-stress you, making you feel more relaxed and mentally healthy.
The reason for this is down to the fact that a cold shower can release endorphins into the body. These are known as ‘happy hormones,’ and they reduce the amount of cortisol (the ‘stress hormone’) you might have. A lot of people find that a short cold shower in the morning is the perfect way to set them up for the day and improve their mental wellbeing.
Start A New Hobby
If you’re feeling stressed because you’re so busy, you might not think you have time to fit a hobby in as well as everything else you have to do. Still, finding just a little time to do something that’s just for you is crucial, and as strange as it might seem, it will relax you and make you feel less stressed, even if it’s adding to your to-do list.
Hobbies are great for your mental health as they give you something enjoyable to focus on. When you’re doing your hobby, whether it’s sports, music, playing Dungeons and Dragons, or collecting things, be it stamps, comic books, or even something cool like browsing for a Stranger Things Funko Pop for your collection, this is what you’ll be thinking about, and other worries will not be on your mind. Your hobby might also give you a chance to socialize more, and that’s beneficial to your mental health as well.
Exercise Every Day
Studies have proven that people who do even a little exercise every day have better mental wellbeing than those who don’t do any at all. So not only will regular exercise improve your physical health, but it will help with your mental health, too – it’s definitely something you should try.
To begin with, you only need to exercise for ten minutes a day, and you can build from that over time. This exercise could be as simple as a walk outside or jogging up and down the stairs for a few minutes, or you might prefer to join a gym or attend a class. As long as your heart beats faster, you’re doing something good.