Start Single-TaskingBetween work, home and our personal lives - we have a lot on our plates at all times. It’s common to have a classic case of FOMO (fear of missing out) on opportunities. This causes us to take on a lot and find ourselves stretch way too thin. While multitasking can lead to stress, we can't just drop everything. You are allowed to have multiple goals - just make a conscious transition between the tasks.
Eat Your Omega-3sInstead of going to town on a bag of Doritos, having salmon for dinner may be the better choice comfort food. Studies have shown that a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids helps lower cortisol levels, the hormone released by the adrenal glands in response to stress. Get 1-2 servings of salmon, mackerel, or trout each week and take a high-quality fish oil supplement.
Avoid OvertrainingWe love exercise as a de-stressor!However, it can also be stressful on the body if you push yourself too hard. If you’re overtraining, you’re not giving your body a chance to rest and recuperate - leading to more fatigued muscles and more inflammation. Overtraining can sabotage your performance, which can lead to more stress. Nobody wants to get caught in that vicious cycle.
Being super stressed out can take a toll on your libido but tons of research points to sex being an excellent stress reliever. A study in the journal Biological Psychology found a link between intercourse and an improved response to stress (compared to those that didn’t have sex).