- Journaling – Writing things down and getting them out of your mind is a great way to process your experiences through expressing thoughts, emotions, and worries onto a page. It can help people gain greater insight into how stress affects you and allows you emotional holding space for life’s challenges.
- Being in nature – Getting out in the sun, whether it’s warm or cold, boosts your Vitamin D levels, which in turn makes you feel happier. Spending time in nature while meditating or being mindful (being present) helps people release tension and let go of daily stresses.
- Social media fast – Being connected continuously can adversely affect your health. Depending on what you do with your time online, it can amp up your stress levels, particularly if it’s about politics, natural disasters, or other worrisome topics. Getting off social media and enjoying being in the now can help you distress and allows you to focus on things that matter.
- Revisiting your diet – For those going through detox, the stressful symptoms and emotional toll can leave you not wanting to eat or eating junk food that’s not healthy. Eating healthy foods in the right amounts can help lower your stress levels. Caffeine is a stimulant, so reducing how much you take can help lower cortisol levels. Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, as well as water, feeds your body right.
Stress can be managed with the right therapy protocol. When you learn to manage your stress response, it won’t affect you as much. Your health will improve, and your overall wellness enhanced.