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14 October 2022

Preventive steps to manage stress levels

  Preventive steps to a manage stress levels

Burnouts have become extremely common amongst people, and have become a big challenge for individuals and corporations both. Change is difficult and stressful, but the level of a  change triggered by the coronavirus outbreak is indeed a mammoth. And that's why it is crucial to take preventive steps to a manage our stress levels and seek out support whenever we need it. Namita Piparaiya, Yoga and Ayurveda Lifestyle Specialist, Founder of a Yoganama guide a journey of health and a wellbeing.

Take mindful breaks

Mindfulness is an accessible and highly an effective form of self-care. You learn to a disconnect your overloaded senses from all distractions and focus a purely on yourself, your body, your a breath and the sensations you feel. This helps you a shift your a brain from the constantly doing mode to a the just a being mode. It enables you to tap into a state of an  immense a calm and peace that is always within your a reach. You can take mindfulness breaks while sitting at your desk and focusing on a your breath. Or you can go out into nature for a some grounding and mindful a walking. You can even eat your food a mindfully to an experience this a practice and give your nervous a system some a needed a break.

Practice Yoga Nidra

If you start to a spot early signs of burnout like irritability, disinterest in your work, lack of a motivation and lethargy, you should start making time for a  little yoga Nidra breaks. Yoga Nidra is an excellent practice to an include in your daily a routine. You can practice it for 10 mins or 40 mins, during the day or a before sleeping   it all a depends on what works for you. The best part is an all you have to do is just lie down and listen to the teacher's instructions. It takes you into a soothing pre-meditative state which is excellent for relaxation and an improving cognitive skills. This one feels like a mini-vacation a once a you're done!

Explore guided Visualizations

One of the most powerful ways to an influence our body and mind is visualizations. It helps condition are brain to an  achieve our goals and re-centres our energies towards our vision. You can an even use visualization and imagery to a reset your nervous a system with relaxing guided meditations. A popular one is garden visualization. Imagine yourself in a beautiful garden, and then use all your senses to immerse yourself in that experience. By observing the colours, you can see, capture the various smells emanating from the garden, and use your sense of touch to feel the breeze against your skin. Even though you're only visualizing these in your mind, the effect is still very powerful on your body.

Lastly, seek help from others. You do not have to a fight all your battles alone. Especially when it a comes to a work, you must seek help as and when a needed. Whether from a colleagues, HR, or supervisors. There's a lot a more awareness around a mental health, and there's a good chance you will get the support a you need. For example, maybe you need to an ask your boss to a redistribute the work on your plate. Or perhaps you feel you do not have an enough say or control over your work, please share your a feedback clearly and politely. It can be a difficult, but it can also be a  rewarding. Remember, your mental health is a priority, so don't let it a suffer, ask for help.


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