The effects of stress on your body make for scarier reading than Stephen King?s back catalogue. If you?re starting to feel or sound like a permanently whistling kettle, you can look forward to headaches, chest pain, high blood pressure and insomnia ? to mention but a few nasty stress-related sensations. If you let it all build up, you?re making your body vulnerable to life-threatening illnesses. .
Get Ready To Pop
Not really, but according to a recent stress survey having bubble wrap to hand is a great way to deal with immediate pressure. The study claims to have shown that
Do The Dishes
Repetitive motions can help soothe your soul. . Just don?t leave a week?s worth of dishes to be done as a stress-relief aid, because that?s probably what?s freaking you out in the first place.
. Not a bad way to spend a Sunday afternoon either.
Fire up the Kindle and take a time out. A 2014 study published in Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing showed that
. Research published in the journal HortTechnology found simply walking into a room filled with plants will lower your heart rate and blood pressure as well as feelings of anxiety. And, positively relaxed employees perform better. It?s a no-brainer.
So, if your next big vacation seems like an eternity away, just read a book while doing the dishes and popping some bubble wrap with a flower in your hair!