Stress and anxiety are a serious problem in the modern world. Everyday life is stressful, from family life to money issues, there are plenty of things out there to impair our rest, relaxation and peace.
Stress and anxiety can be serious. But you don't have to give up on living a happier, healthier and more peaceful life.
Yoga is a great place to start! It's all about developing and maintaining a strong connection between your body and your mind. Plus, regularly practicing yoga will help you to achieve inner peace and harmony.
Here are some other simple things you can do every day to live a more peaceful life, and to keep those daily stresses at bay. This is Pip Yoga's 10 daily steps to finding peace and relaxation.
Start each day with a short meditation. Learning to meditate will really help you to relax your mind and body, and deal with the stresses of everyday life.
Set aside some quiet time for yourself. We all want to do things for our families and help out the ones we love, but we also have to set aside some time where you can be quiet and by yourself each day.
Take a bubble bath. There's nothing like enjoying a long soak in a warm bubble bath to melt your troubles away. Use some bath oils, light some candles and enjoy.
Try some green tea. Green tea helps you to relax and boosts your mood. So, stick the kettle on and brew up a pot when you get home, then sip it throughout the evening.
Practice your deep breathing. Focusing on your breathing relaxes your mind and soothes your body. Deep breathing techniques aren't difficult, and they are remarkably effective.
Squeeze a stress ball. Whenever a stressful situation arises, grab that ball and take a deep breath. It won't make the problem go away but squeezing a stress ball can help you to relax and deal with the issue head on.
Have a foot massage. Being on your feet all day really takes its toll. So why not treat yourself to a massage?
Be more organised. Nothing is more stressful than not being able to find the stuff you need. Being more organised is a great way to reduce stress.
Take a walk. Exercise is good for your mind, your body and your soul. If you're feeling overwhelmed by stress, put on your walking shoes and head out to enjoy the sunshine.
Keep a feelings journal. Writing down your feelings and keeping a diary is a great way of improving your wellbeing and reduces stress levels.
High levels of stress really can take a toll on you, from the way you feel mentally to the way your body feels physically. Taking the time to practice yoga and unwind is the best way to feel better and improve your overall wellbeing.