In the morning, are you stressed or even anxious, especially during the start of the school year? Here are 3 science-based tips that should help you fight stress early in the day.
Since the start of 2021, 54% of French people say they have been under stress. This anxiety is particularly important among women and people under the age of 35: 64% and 68% respectively of them say they are concerned. While lockdowns and the coronavirus crisis have not helped the rate of French stress to decrease, it is possible to remedy this.
Blues, negative thoughts, anxiety and bad mood in the morning, it happens to all of us. Blame it on a bad night’s sleep, personal problems that haunt us or a stubborn apprehension about work. But before hiding under the duvet again, here are some tips to fight morning stress.
Against the stress of the morning, we try journaling: care by writing
Jack Turban, a psychiatric researcher specializing in children and adolescents, has found a good way to overcome this evil stress. Indeed, the latter told HuffPost that starting each day with a journaling exercise helps reduce anxiety.
First, you have to write down your tasks for the day, “Which helps allay worries” on the day ahead. He then writes a mantra in his journal, “a short and positive sentence” that he will be “repeat throughout the day”. Jack Turban ends his daily morning activity by writing down things he is grateful for and others he is excited about, in order to “start your day on a positive note”. Putting your thoughts down on paper helps the brain to free itself from some of the mental load.
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To be less stressed, no sugar before bed!
While sugar can surround you with sweetness and put you on a cloud nine, that feeling won’t stay long. Indeed, a study published in December 2019 in theAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that food is partly responsible for insomnia and of course if you have trouble sleeping it can cause stress upon waking up.
The study was conducted among 93,676 postmenopausal women, aged 50 to 79 years. By analyzing the participants’ diet and their insomnia over a period of 3 years, the results showed that postmenopausal women with a high glycemic index diet, a risk factor for insomnia, had more trouble falling asleep. So the milk chocolate bar before bed is niet.
Cuddling in bed, the essential stress reliever tip
Other relaxation tip come from the world of Care Bears, but quite pleasant: to hug his.sa partner, but not only in his bed. “Before you jump out of bed in a hurry, slow down and give a hug. Whether with a soft blanket, a partner, an animal, hugs help relax the nervous system and reduce stress ”says Katelyn Anderson, therapist and founder of Equip Sleeping Co, at HuffPost.
In fact, cuddling contributes to the production of endorphins and thus causes a feeling of fullness and well-being. This would surely be the reason why we particularly like to stay under the duvet on Sunday morning (or during the day for real fat mates).
Read also : The practice of mindfulness to lower your stress level, we say yes!
And if ever your job brings you more negativity than happiness in your life, maybe it’s time to go and raise those famous goats in the mountains.
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