Never have we been so stressed like we are in today’s society. The constant pressure on us to be digitally present and always available makes us more stressed than ever before. Stress is without a doubt, one of the greatest threats to public health today. In this post, we’ll go through how you can live a more stress-free life and how you can manage the stress once it arises.
Today’s society is getting more and more digitalized, which on one hand is good because it has made a lot of things more efficient. On the other hand, it has also led to people constantly being online, available, and reachable which makes the line between work and free-time more blurry.
A great tip for having a more healthy digital life is to set limits for yourself. You could, for example, have a specific time during the day, possibly right before bedtime, to put away all your electronics to have some downtime and relax before going to sleep. Another great tip is to turn off the notifications on your phone before bedtime. To get some time off from screens and gadgets are essential for a healthy digital life.
Stress down with workouts
No matter if you are dealing with digital stress or something else, workouts have been proven to be the solution for stress. Research has shown how high physical activity can decrease the risk of heart diseases. What happens in your body during a workout is that the stress levels decrease, which makes you feel more relaxed and less stressed.
Relax with a massage
15 minutes of massage before bedtime is an amazing way to help the body relax. Through massage, the substance oxytocin is also released in the body, which relieves pain, lowers the heart rate, blood pressure, and the levels of stress hormones. If you stand a lot during the day, you can, for example, massage your calves and thighs before going to bed. One tip is to use your Flowgun or Flowpillow for this!