Yes, we’re living in a strange new world. But that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a zen life. Here are five effective ways to reduce stress in the new year – and give your health and wellbeing a boost!
If two years ago someone had told you that home office would become the norm and hugging your grandmother might be perilous, you would have given them your best shifty side-eye and walked in the opposite direction. Yet, here we are. In a transformed world, keeping our distance and facing a new normal. The downside, of course, is that reduced interactions and contact with loved ones have increased levels of stress and feelings of isolation. Not to mention that rapid and unpredictable change is also making it challenging to adjust life to new social norms.
Which is why the start of the new year is the perfect opportunity to refresh, renew and reimagine your environment. In fact, there’s no better time to start healthy habits and introduce calming routines to better cope with stress. Ready? Here are our top stress-busting tips to help you start 2021 off with a fresh sense of fulfilment and mental clarity.
Five effective ways to increase fulfilment
Want to make 2021 your most fulfilling year yet? Great! The key is keeping your immune system strong and leading a healthy lifestyle – and that includes everything from exercise, to diet, to mental fortitude, to managing solitude. When presented as a list of effective ways to curb stress, manage loneliness and encourage better mental and physical health, it looks a little like this:
Seek out the fun – Whether it’s learning a language via an app, taking virtual dance classes or studying something new, set yourself a fun, achievable goal, to give yourself something to look forward to. It will instill a sense of purpose in your day-to-day life and provide you with fulfilment when you’ve learned a new skill. Develop a plan to keep on track and remember that it isn’t about the destination, but the journey – so be sure to celebrate every small win.
Change your mindset – it is important to acknowledge and understand your feelings and try to increase mindfulness, self-esteem and positive thinking. This can start by avoiding comparison with others, and treating yourself the way you would treat your loved ones. You can also use relaxation or mindfulness apps, or listen to mental wellbeing audio guides to help clear your mind of negative thoughts.
Strengthen your relationships – make sure you are open to your friends and family about how you feel. Communicate with loved ones regularly over social media or video chat and be sure to ask how they are doing, to instigate meaningful dialogue.
Stick to a routine - nothing encourages feelings of helplessness quite like a lack of routine. Keep a steady wake time to better regulate your mood and restore your body, go outside often and keep your day structured by giving yourself certain tasks to achieve, as well as time to relax.
Adopt a healthy lifestyle – by maintaining a well-balanced diet and engaging in regular exercise, you can balance stress hormones in the brain and encourage greater immunity. Complement your diet with a range of nutritional food supplements from NutriliteTM – there’s
plenty of options
Maintain a healthy lifestyle with Nutrilite products
Nutrilite supplements were created
to help you maintain a healthy diet, by filling any potential nutritional gaps. Here are a few of our favourite products, which can help you take charge of your healthy lifestyle!
If you find it tough to fit vitamin-C-rich foods, such as oranges and guava, into your diet, give your immune system the support it may need with Nutrilite Vitamin C Plus.
Live in a region where sunshine is scarce? Enjoy a dose of
the sunshine vitamin
instead! NutriliteTM Vitamin D contributes to the normal functioning of the immune system and to the maintenance of normal bones and muscle function.
Enjoy the tablet form of Nutrilite Garlic, to avoid the vegetable’s potent natural smell. It helps contribute to the normal function of the immune system and resistance against temporary stress, and also helps with the maintenance of heart health.