How to Relieve Anxiety and Stress Levels

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During this time of uncertainty, it is easy to become overwhelmed by the vast amounts of news and changes that are occurring. Here are some top tips to reduce your stress levels and become less anxious. 

Limit the Amount of Social Media Time you Have

Social media, including news sites, are constantly updating us on what is going on in the world. While it is good to be knowledgable about the situation, bombarding yourself with, what seems to be negative information, for the most part, can cause more stress than is needed. Limiting how long you spend scrolling through apps can help your anxiety levels. You could do this by turning off your phone/logging out of your app's account or installing an app which limits your daily app usage. 

Keep Active 

Being active reduces stress levels as it can distract you and can release hormones that make you happy. Whether you are doing a home workout, going out for your daily walk or even doing housework, keeping your body moving can help reduce stress levels. Another good way you could keep active is by doing yoga as it is calming and is proven to reduce stress levels. 

Have a Routine 

Having a few days relaxing, doing nothing is important but, don't let it become a bad habit. Establishing a routine can reduce stress levels as it gives your day structure and predictability. The night before, I like to write myself a post-it note of all the things I want to and need to do so I can tick them off as I go. Once completed, I get time to myself where I can relax. Having a routine can also help you stay healthy and ensures you are productive but don't feel bad for the days you do nothing!

Related: My Lockdown Routine

Keep in Contact with Your Loved Ones

The last way I have to reduce anxiety and stress is to keep in contact with your loved ones. I find it comforting to know that my family are safe, happy and I enjoy finding out what they got up to in the day. Calling family members, even once a week, can reduce stress because not only do you know how they are doing but, it can also make you feel less lonely. Now is the perfect time to also come into contact with family members who are more distant.

Related: How To Maintain A Healthy Relationship While Social Distancing

I hope these ways help you to feel more at ease and less stressed. If you are feeling overwhelmed or anxious, my messages are always open. Struggling mentally is horrible, especially when you feel alone. Stay safe and let me know your top tips for reducing stress and anxiety!   

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  1. Love this !! The routine is so right, I’ve had a much better time having some form of structure during all this.
    Stay safe, Love StoriesofShe x

  2. Aw thank you, structure is so important. It is like the only touch of reality I have right now! Stay safe too! x

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