Living in a City like Lagos, the word stress can’t be new to you. A fiercely populated city of hustlers where someone is already waiting in line to take your spot the moment you slip up, you have to choice but to reduce daily stress in other to keep up.
Depending on your location, sometimes moving from one point to another in Lagos can be exhausting due to the amount of people going the same way at the same time. Daily hassles such as traffic jams, minor arguments, misplacing valuables take a major toll on our mental health. Below we’ve highlighted some tips to help reduce your daily stress. Spend some time around nature. A calm green surrounding or fresh air helps a great deal in clearing our thoughts.
Meditation for just 10 minutes a day can help keep the mind in one place, avoiding it from roaming and causing unnecessary anxiety.
Reaching out to people is another great way of managing stress. Preferably face to face or online, talking to friends, loved ones or family help calm the mind and nerves.
Having a good laugh stirs up endorphins in the brain which helps lighten up your mood.
Listening to cool music lowers blood pressure and anxiety. You can also blow off steam by singing at the top of your voice.
Exercise also helps reduce stress, a little walk up and down the stairs or routine aerobics, stretching etc helps the body produce feel good chemicals that help in dealing with stress.
Whenever you start feeling stressed, remind yourself of who you are, all the many things you’re grateful for. This way you reduce anxiety and fear of the unknown. You need to eat well and healthy. You need to work out three-to-five-times-a-week and relax. You need to do the things you like, you need to even create an environment where your work does not drain all your energy. The way is by remaining chill. Pulse recommends finding your comfort zone in what makes you happy. If you cannot, focus on the positives of wherever you are. In Lagos, you simply cannot afford to focus on the negatives of your life. You will mostly be stacking up eons if post-traumatic stress disorder and nobody wants that. These lifestyle choices will nourish your body, mind, spirit, and soul. We want the bad energy to stay away, not follow you like monitoring spirit. Your village people cannot win this war. Please pick up the slack today.
Drink cold water (in every way) and leave aggression to your exes
Making better lifestyle choices will aid that. Your exes are already after you with aggression, there is no need to aid them and continue the worrying trend. The best way is to find a calm center by following the next point. Accumulated social media anger is also contagious. Gender wars won’t give you money. They will only empower you with woke senses to spot inexistent problems. While they empower us to have certain conversations, they are mostly unnecessary and achieve nothing. Lashing out and getting tired at every instance is sometimes a result of accumulated stress. In Lagos, you need to find that cold water. Drugs and a torchlight won’t help you find yourself. The key is finding a way to keep yourself grounded wherever you are. For me, it’s playing music, reading good articles, praying with my God and talking to SENSIBLE people. Sometimes, I go out to select places where I don’t know I lot of people. The key is understanding oneself toward understanding what drives one and makes one relax. I suggest you also get even with your inner self, that drives better emotional intelligence and deftness in handling situations.
Source : Temphas , pulse