15 Easy Ways to Reduce Stress Level

Every mom faces stressful situations every day. From lack of time for herself to managing many roles, as a wife, boss, or with her the children or with her parents, it feels overwhelming. It's important to discover ways to relax - at least for 5 minutes - to keep life in balance.

The following can help you to find a way you can apply now to develop a lifestyle that helps you relax and more easily manage the stress of life:

  1. Try to sip Green Tea. It is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body. It contains bioactive compounds that improve health, it’s stimulant and increases fat burning among other benefits.

  2. Choose Dark Chocolate. Now some nutritionist considers it as a superfood. Like the Green Tea, it has antioxidants, and dark chocolate has health benefits not seen in other varieties. The cocoa present in dark chocolate has major benefits for your heart and blood pressure levels.

  3. Meditate for 5 minutes. Lye down in a comfortable position. Take a small and simple step to pay attention to your body. Notice your own physically. Don’t judge your body or worry, but be in it, feel at that moment. Stay tuned to it and anchor yourself to where you are right now. Bring awareness to different parts of your body. You can spotlight one particular area or go through a sequence like this: toes, feet (sole, heel, top of foot), through the legs, pelvis, abdomen, lower back, upper back, chest shoulders, arms down to the fingers, shoulders, neck, different parts of the face, and head.

  4. Remember to Breathe. Breath calmly and deeply. Rest for a few moments, paying attention to the natural rhythm of your breathing.

  5. Close Your Eyes. As breathing calms,  it works as a quick meditation.  It’s a good way to think clearly about the problems you’re facing at that moment.

  6. Have a Hand Cream near and give yourself a Hand Massage. It is extremely relaxing.

  7. Find the Sun. Be some minutes by the Sunlight if you can. The sun keeps your bones healthy. That's because your body produces vitamin D when exposed to the sun. The so-called "sunshine vitamin" helps the body absorb calcium, which is essential for bone health.

  8. Organize your Work Station. Reorganize your desk, your bedroom or your kitchen counter. Leave what you use more often on top.

  9. Do Some Yoga.  While yoga is a great exercise, the benefits go further beyond it. Yoga means union and it teach us that we are all in the same boat and the key to true happiness is through helping others; compassion, forgiveness, generosity, and love. 

  10. Walk more. Walking is proved to be good for health, it’s easy to do it and everybody can practice. Some of the benefits include increased cardiovascular and pulmonary (heart and lung) fitness. reduced risk of heart disease and stroke. improved management of conditions such as hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol, joint, and muscular pain or stiffness, and diabetes.

  11. Work to develop greater optimist. It will benefit everyone around you.

  12. Laugh More.  Scientists tell us that laughter, humor, and joy are an important part of life. Laughing lowers blood pressure, reduces stress hormones, and increases muscle flexion. It increases the circulation of antibodies in the bloodstream and makes us more resistant to infection.

  13. Call a Friend. Human beings are not meant to be alone. Share your feelings and show you care about your friends.

  14. Remember to change your negative self-talk to positive. Figure out what your cognitive distortions are, such as all-or-nothing thinking, overgeneralizing, jumping to conclusions, focusing on the negative, labeling, and "should" statements, as well as how to correct them.

  15. Work on Gratitude. Make it a daily practice. I just read about university research concluding that those who are grateful on a regular basis are healthier mentally and physically. It's like going to the gym - you can't just go once a year and expect to benefit; you've got to make it a habit. Living gratefully doesn't come naturally - it's a discipline we have to consider important enough to adopt — a lifestyle of gratitude.