Often our nerves are under a strong strain, and the body can not cope with stress. Fortunately, we can help them!
Doctors warn: New Year's Eve is a time of increased danger. Many of us want to complete as many things as possible before the end of the year - and therefore take on an increased workload. Some sum up the results of the outgoing year - and are upset because not all plans were fulfilled. Finally, worries about the upcoming holidays and long weekends are also another test for our nervous system. As a result, we become especially vulnerable to stress and overreact to the slightest violation of our plans and easily break down. We have put together some tips to help you quickly calm down, not be nervous and relieve stress.
Advice may not be new, but it works: deep and slow breathing really helps us calm down. Try some simple breathing exercises: inhale air for 4 counts through your nose, hold your breath for seven counts, and exhale slowly through your mouth for eight counts. This breathing is like a meditative practice: take several such breaths and exhales and you will not notice how you calm down.
Use your smartphone
Yes, in everyday life, smartphones and laptops increase our stress levels, but in a situation of increased nervous tension, on the contrary, they can calm us down. It's all about the blue light emitted by the screens of our gadgets: as confirmed by the results of a study conducted at the University of Granada, under the influence of blue light, our heart rate is restored three times faster than under the influence of white or yellow. So if you are very nervous, look at pictures of cats or nature on the screen of a smartphone or computer for 10 minutes and calm down quickly.
Focused activity can also be a very effective cure for stress: a 2015 study by researchers from the University of Florida confirmed that the more we focus on what we are doing, the faster our nervous system recovers. Washing up the dishes, sorting out the trash on the desktop, or just painting a picture - all this will help to focus and calm down.
Have an aromatherapy session
On stressful days, a bottle of aromatic oil like lavender, ylang-ylang or rosemary will help to lower blood pressure and heart rate, as well as reduce anxiety and arousal. Apply some oil to your wrists and temples, take a deep breath with your eyes closed, and you'll be back to normal in a couple of minutes.