Stress can take a serious toll on our mental and physical well-being. Continual stress can lead to a variety of health conditions including unwanted weight fluctuation, digestive problems, hair loss, and depression — and in extreme cases, even heart disease and strokes.
There are a million things, both large and small, that cause our bodies to go into stress mode: daily inconveniences, pressure at work, our own illness or the illness of a loved-one, relationship frustrations, financial problems, etc. All of these circumstances can understandably lead to anxiety in our lives, and many of these things are unavoidable. So rather than try to fight the inevitable, we can learn to manage the strain by dedicating ourselves to healthy rituals.
Let’s explore some simple things we can do to de-stress at the end of a long day: