Stress spares nobody! All people suffer from stress very often. Some may experience random stress, some may be stressed out while achieving deadlines while others may experience stress due to undertaking of multiple activities. Generation of 21st century has become well advanced and fast forward. All are busy competing in a rat race. Lack of “Me” time, constant upcoming challenges and feeling of loneliness has resulted in a terror called as “STRESS”. Stress can be either “situational” that subsides as the circumstance disappears or “long-term” (clinical) that fails to recede resulting into depression or generalized anxiety disorder.
Scientifically, stress is a “fight and flight” response marked by frightening and restlessness. Outcome of stress impairs the quality of life and ability to perform daily chores. Person suffering from stress is not in the frame of mind to think peacefully, lacks enthusiasm, experiences continuous headache or contemplates suicide as the last resort. During stress, our heart tends to pump more blood and increases blood pressure.
Factors leading to stress are innumerable like improper nutrition, sedentary life, consumption of alcohol, smoking, drug use and abuse, sleep deprivation and poor quality of sleep, etc. All these factors have a negative impact on the brain physiology and chemicals resulting in stress and anxiety. Attempting to correct brain chemicals by antidepressants and sedatives is not an ideal solution. Though, antidepressants and sedatives provide temporary relief, they have various side-effects like addiction, withdrawal symptoms, etc. In such a scenario, switching your daily habits in adjunct to natural supplementation can provide the best remedy.
Daily approaches to overcome stress successfully are:
Replenish regularly with
- Sound sleep
Switch off the work button and switch on to sleeping mode. Release the stress with sound and peaceful sleep. Good quality of sleep helps release brain neurotransmitters required for normal working of the brain. Permit stress free time to your body to restore its energy levels for the next day.
- Physical exercise, yoga and meditation
Tune your mind and body to develop mental peace, restfulness and increase patience level to deal with any situation by doing yoga and meditation daily. Increase your physical stamina and energy by daily physical activity. Breathe with inhaling natural calmness and exhaling your stress and anxiety out.
Reverse your stress with
- More of “ME” time
When you feel exhausted, agitated and devoid of energy, separate yourself from the crowd and pay heed to your mind and body. Allot more time in nurturing your health rather than worldly pleasures. Invest more of your time in doing what you love the most.
- Feeling loved
Stay connected to your loved ones who provide emotional support. Seek advice when your mind becomes clueless of what to do next. Sometimes, you might miss upon the solution existing right in front of you.
- Avoiding overreaction
When you notice yourself drowned in various troublesome situations, take time to pause and reflect on what realistic options are available to ease out your worries. Do not make impulsive decisions. Ideally, stress is neither harmful nor good. It acts as a guiding tool to prioritize and work on what lies most important for that moment.
Reschedule your activities with
- Preparing a short to-do list daily:
Schedule your daily activities for the upcoming day in advance and pen it down. Recognize your energy levels and do not overburden yourself with excessive task. Do not wait until last moment. Daily endeavors will pay off resulting in stress free life.
- Mentally and physically disappearing over the weekend
Detach yourself from work. Spare time for yourself and family. Enjoy with your loved ones and rejuvenate yourself. Play outdoor games with friends. Leave behind your stress generating devices like cell phones, laptops, etc.
Reconnect to nature with
Sumenta, a herbal stress relieving formulation that normalizes the function of stressed out brain and relaxes it. Balance your brain chemicals with the herbs:
- Shatavari (Asparagus) – A powerful anti-stress herb that increases antioxidant activity resulting in less of a “fight or flight” feeling and more of a sense of peace.
- Brahmi (Bacopa) – Mood-lifting and calming effect of Bacopa help balance body’s own response to stress.
- Jyotishmati (Celastrus) and Shankhpushpi (Bindweed leaf) – Both have the ability to normalize the physiological pathways related to mental health. These herbs along with Shatavari provide anti-inflammatory and antioxidant support to relieve nervous fatigue, irritability and nervousness.
Overall, Sumenta acts as a mood stabilizer that rejuvenates your mind and body naturally.