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Feeling stressed is the most common thing nowadays due to our busy lifestyle. We feel stress when we encounter new challenges and changes. It is important to note that stress is not always a bad thing. Stress can be positive or negative. In fact, some amount of stress is necessary for our lives to complete some tasks but too much stress is not good. So, here are the 5 most effective ways to reduce stress.

1. Exercise

Physical activity is not only essential for our physical health but also our mental health.

Any physical activity including walking, running, yoga, aerobics or sports. Even 10 mins of exercise can boost your mood by releasing endorphins which help to relieve stress and pain.

2. Eat healthy food

Consuming healthy food and maintaining a proper diet helps to combat stress.

Consuming food that contains a high amount of sugar, refined grains and foods such as fried food and highly processed food increases the risk of depression whereas consuming healthy food have a protective effect against stress and anxiety.

3. Proper sleep

It is a no brainer that lack of sleep increases stress.

Inadequate sleep can negatively affect the brain and can cause stress and anxiety.

So, It is important to have a proper night sleep.

4. Make a timetable

Preparing a timetable and planning your day helps to manage your time efficiently.

Set realistic goals and try to avoid procrastination. By doing so we can reduce our stress to a great extent.

5. Spend time with your loved ones

Remember that the ultimate goal in our life is to make ourselves happy. When you feel like everything is going out of hand just calm down and give yourself a little break. Spend time with your loved ones it can be your family or friends. Spending time or talking with your loved ones give you a sense of refreshment.

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