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International Panic Day 2024: 5 ways to reduce stress and anxiety to lead a happier life

International Panic Day 2024 is a timely reminder to prioritise mental well-being. Know five effective strategies to alleviate stress and anxiety, paving the way for a more fulfilling and joyful life.

Written By: Muskan Gupta @guptamuskan_ New Delhi Published on: June 18, 2024 10:23 IST
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Every year on June 18, people around the world observe International Panic Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness about stress and anxiety. In our fast-paced lives filled with uncertainties, it's crucial to prioritise mental well-being. From practising mindfulness to connecting with others, here are five effective ways to reduce stress and anxiety and pave the way to a happier life:

Practice Mindfulness

Mindfulness involves paying attention to the present moment without judgement. Engaging in mindfulness activities such as meditation, deep breathing exercises, or simply taking a few minutes each day to focus on your senses can significantly reduce stress levels. By staying present, you can prevent your mind from dwelling on past regrets or future worries.

Stay Active

Physical activity is not only beneficial for your body but also for your mind. Exercise releases endorphins, the body's natural stress relievers, which can improve your mood and reduce anxiety. Whether it's going for a walk, practising yoga, or hitting the gym, finding a form of exercise you enjoy can make a substantial difference in managing stress.

Establish a Routine

Creating a daily routine provides structure and predictability, which can help alleviate anxiety. Plan your day to include time for work, relaxation, exercise, and hobbies. A consistent routine promotes a sense of stability and reduces the feeling of being overwhelmed by tasks.

Connect with Others

Social connections are vital for mental health. Whether it's spending time with friends, and family, or joining a community group, nurturing relationships provides emotional support and a sense of belonging. Sharing your feelings and experiences with others can lessen anxiety and provide perspectives and advice that you may not have considered.

Practice Self-care

Self-care involves taking deliberate actions to care for your physical, emotional, and mental well-being. This can include getting enough sleep, eating nutritious foods, setting boundaries to manage stressors, and engaging in activities that bring you joy and relaxation. Taking time for yourself is not selfish; it's essential for maintaining overall wellness.

On International Panic Day 2024, and every day thereafter, remember that managing stress and anxiety is a journey. Incorporating these practices into your daily life can help you build resilience and lead a happier, more fulfilling life. By prioritising your mental health, you empower yourself to navigate challenges with clarity and positivity. Take small steps each day towards reducing stress, and celebrate your progress towards a calmer, more balanced life.

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