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Unfortunately, going through stressful moments is something that has become routine in the daily life of big cities. Whether due to the high levels of pollution, the noise of cars or even the pressure to meet deadlines, in the end there is only one result: mental exhaustion, often followed by frustration or even anxiety attacks. The positive side is that it is possible to de-stress through some relaxation techniques.

Get to know some of them and start enjoying the days in a more peaceful way!

  1. Breathing exercises

Did you know that there are some breathing exercises that help to calm the mind? The best part is that they can be done anywhere, whether at home, at work or even on the street. All you need is a little concentration.

A great technique is to inhale deeply with one nostril and exhale through the other – this is actually a good way to control anxiety. Another suggestion is to inhale for three seconds, hold it for another three, and exhale for another three. Repeat the sequence a few times to reduce nervousness and relax your mind.

  1. Meditation (guided or not)

Meditation is already known to be a great way to control anxiety, which is why it needs to be on your list of relaxation techniques. The practice also calms the mind, making it perfect for those who are so stressed that they dream of working during their rest periods.

It is possible to practice it in a group or alone, this second technique being known as guided meditation. A good idea is to search for apps and videos on YouTube with professionals who guide you to the meditative state completely free of charge. Try a few and try this practice on a daily basis to better realize its benefits.

  1. Always smile

It sounds simple, and sometimes even silly, but it isn’t! That’s because smiling is one of the best ways to relax, you know? It’s because at that time we produce serotonin and endorphins, hormones known to provide happiness and well-being. In addition, smiling increases self-esteem, stimulates blood circulation and improves brain function. Amazing, right?

  1. Yoga

Yoga alleviates anxiety and relieves bodily pain – which in turn is often caused by muscle tension caused by stress. In addition, the practice promotes physical conditioning, and exercising regularly is just another way to relax, as the practice makes the body produce serotonin. It’s good to remember that there are several types of yoga, so just choose your favorite one and start practicing!

  1. Do-in, self-massage

Have you ever heard of Do-in? It is nothing more than a Chinese self-massage technique, which is perfect for helping the body to relax. Although to practice it correctly it is necessary to take a course, it is always good to remember that self-massage in different parts of the body helps to relax. Our tip is to look for videos from experts on the internet that teach techniques that you can apply at home without difficulties and that will bring good results.

  1. Eat well

Finally, as it should be, it is important to take care of your diet! In other words: it is necessary to avoid food stress through healthy habits. That is, investing in natural foods and leaving out industrialized ones. Also bet on omega 3, which is essential for brain health, which ends up helping in the production of serotonin. Having a diet rich in different nutrients will make it much easier to relax on a daily basis. If you want a more immediate effect, bet on calming teas, which have properties that relax the body and calm the mind. So there’s no mistake!


  1. Oh and sleep well. I can’t believe the number of people around me, including myself who have insomnia or some other sleep disorders. It can effect your moods so much and just make you irritable or tired easily. Great post! 😊

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