Appraisals coming up, new Job, moving to a different city, school admissions, traffic congestion and so on. One can go on about all the little and big things that add stress to your daily life.

We put up with it every day. But we take hardly any time to de-stress ourselves.

Let us look at the some of the changes that stress causes in our body:

blood pressure and pulse rate rises
• breathing becomes faster
• the digestive system slows down
• immune activity decreases
• the muscles become tense
• a heightened state of alertness prevents sleep

Unwinding is essential in order to lead a stress-free life. Here are some habits that can help you get started:

1. Leave work at Workplace
The moment you step out of office or return home, the work day is over for you. Engage a psychological stop sign to your brain if it starts overthinking about office emails, work or reports.

2.Time for Meditation
Meditation helps effectively in calming your mind. It gives immense relaxation to your mind and it helps you understand the power of silence.

3. Take a Shower
A good shower can make you forget all the good and bad that happened in the workplace. It can be soothing to your body and mind.

4. Take a hobby
Work on your hobbies and do something that you like and makes you happy. Utilize the free time to do your favourite job.

5. Sleep is the best remedy

8 hours of sleep every day is necessary for all of us. Sleep deprivation is the biggest factor for a stressful mind

What are you waiting for? Go on. Unwind. Release all that pressure and choose a peaceful life.