Normally, summer is a time to relax, go on a vacation, and do fun activities that rejuvenate our well-being. But the current pandemic has changed everything, including how we spend our summertime while taking care of our daily responsibilities.
Our supposedly restful summer has in fact stressed us out, and we all need to manage it.
Stress actually isn’t a completely bad thing—in fact, it is just a natural reaction of our body to challenges that may come up in different areas of our lives. We can feel more alert and motivated to look for solutions to certain problems and be able to overcome them.
The problem, however, is when stress becomes unrelenting and our bodies fail to relax. When it is repeatedly or constantly on “high alert,” we may begin to suffer physically, emotionally, and mentally.
Stress changes our behavior, including the way we treat others. Chronic stress can also lead to substance abuse and other unhealthy means of coping. It may even lead to depression, burnout, or suicidal thoughts.
So how do we ease our summer stress? Here are some tips.
Regular exercise relieves our stress by boosting our energy and improving our moods. It stimulates chemicals in our brain that help us feel happy and relaxed. It also strengthens the heart, improves circulation, lowers cholesterol, and reduces chances of a heart attack. Try to do to 30 minutes of exercise a day. If you are busy, you can have it three times a week.
Get enough sleep
Sleep is very important in replenishing our energy levels and lightening up our mood. Lack of sleep leads to exhaustion and decreases your ability to manage stress. Yes, stress can cause us to not sleep, but not sleeping makes us more stressed. For those having trouble getting a night of good sleep, experts recommend having a regular schedule for going to bed and waking up.
Connect with family and friends
The ongoing pandemic has limited our in-person interactions with family and friends. Thanks to the technology, we can still connect with them thru phone call, video conference, text, or in social media. Yes, there is nothing like speaking with a good friend or long-distance relative to laugh and chat. Connecting with others will lift our spirits and sustain us during difficult times.
Eat healthily and take a supplement
Healthy and balanced diet will gi us vitamins and nutrients that boost our mood and help reduce stress. But due to hectic life especially this pandemic, it is really a struggle for most of us to get the nutrients we need from the food that we eat. That is why taking food supplements such as Organique Açaí Premium Blend is necessary to give our body the sufficient nutrients it needs to function well and be healthy.
Organique Acai Berry Premium Blend is an “authentic superfood supplement”. It helps lower our cholesterol levels, improves digestion and blood circulation, boosts memory, and regains visual clarity. It has powerful antioxidants, vitamins A and C, minerals, enzymes, anthocyanins, fiber, protein, calcium, iron, potassium Omega 3 and 6, polyphenols, and many more!
To know more about Organique Açaí Premium Blend, visit organique.com.ph or call hotline, 0969-1754233. Available in all Mercury drugstores, S&R outlets and other major drugstores and supermarkets near you.