If you feel the approach of the New year exclusively on the growing to-do list and looming deadline, then this text is for you. We found six easy ways to help you relieve stress and relive that new year fever without harm to the nervous system.
1. Use essential oils
Essential oils are your loyal companions in an unequal battle with rush jobs at work. No, they will not do for you, but to gain strength before the decisive breakthrough — read: before the last week before the New year — will help. Eucalyptus oil, lavender and Jasmine has a calming effect, and oil of verbena and juniper relieves muscle tension. So aromatic bath after a hard day is the best way to recover and get rid of all the everyday anxieties, literally “wash” them.
2. Eat right
Nutrients such as folic acid, vitamin B12, magnesium and omega-3 need you now more than ever — they contribute to reduce the level of cortisol (stress hormone) in the blood and help to cope with anxiety. All of these nutrients in large quantities are found in avocados, asparagus, greens, citrus, oatmeal and salmon. So make sure that your diet definitely was these products. But coffee and alcohol is the best replacement for normal black tea. It consists of polyphenols and flavonoids — antioxidants that are responsible for a relaxed state of the person during and after tea.
3. Do yoga and meditate
No time for trips to the Spa and a relaxing massage? Do not worry, even fifteen minutes of meditation is enough to relieve stress and to tune in. But if in your busy schedule suddenly appears a free hour, it is best to dedicate it to yoga — it will help you to distract from problems and to obtain the coveted charge of endorphins. Well, where powerless even yoga, come to the aid of autogenic training — a technique that allows you to reach a state of absolute calm and relaxation.
Did you know that running is a great way of dealing with stress and apathy? Morning run, for example, helps “Wake up” and cheer up (productive day you provided), and the evening, on the contrary — to “reset” the daily fuss and to sleep quickly. The same applies to training in the gym — a surge of endorphins and relief of the muscles is guaranteed. Besides, during an intense workout the only thing you will (and can) think is their own breathing, and the number of reps that still need to be done.
5. Sleep at least eight hours
Remember a simple rule: the less of your life dream, the more it stresses and anxieties. Don’t believe? Then try for three days to go to bed before midnight and get up at the same time in the experiment promise a surge of energy and increased efficiency. But chronic lack of sleep, conversely, can play a cruel joke with you — in a situation when we need to mobilize all your strength, you will nod and think only about the pillow and blanket.
6. Take a break
If you feel that the forces at the end, save it all to the side, turn your phone off and go for a walk in the Park. Things will always be, but their health should be protected. It is, by the way, should worry you more than the dam things at work. Plus emotional burnout is much easier to prevent than to cure. You still live person and not a robot. Try to evaluate the situation soberly: if you don’t have time to do everything before 31 December, then that 2017 will not come? The world will end? Will they fire you? Believe it or not, nothing will happen. You’ll just come back on the ninth of January to work and can finish.