The modern world is full with endless reasons for us to feel stressed and anxious and if there’s one thing that none of us particularly want to experience, it is needless worry. For some, it is the insurmountable task of affording their first home, the shaky political climate and uncertain economic future, or simply whether or not you will be able to afford next month’s rent. Whatever the reason may be, we all suffer from it. However, there are little things that we can do to take ourselves away from a state of anxiety and into a calmer place, which is what the infographic below, courtesy of inflatabletub.co.uk, seeks to present in a fun visual way.
Whatever the reasons may be, stress and anxiety and experiencing a sharp rise across the globe and the long term and short term effects can be extremely harmful. Not only does stress make you less capable of controlling your emotions, it also makes you more susceptible to illness and disease due to a weakening of the immune system. This is due to the fact that stress puts very high demands on the immune system, which in turn makes you more vulnerable to colds and infections. Hasn’t everyone had the sniffles at the very worst time?
Furthermore, you are also more likely to suffer from premature aging and also suffer from unwanted weight gain when you are highly stressed. Researchers at the University of Miami have found that people that are experiencing high levels of anxiety are likely to consume 40% more food than normal.
However, don’t go thinking that the only way to reduce stress and anxiety in your life is to reach into the medicine cabinet, because there are a host of ways to clear your mind of worry and relax your body in a very short amount of time. Below you will find 40 such ways…