It is no secret that stress and anxiety are serious problems in the modern world. From the stresses of everyday family life to issues on the job, there are plenty of impediments to rest, relaxation and peace.

Stress and anxiety may be serious issues, but you do not have to give up on living a happier, healthier and more peaceful life.

Well I guess it’s no surprise we would tell you to start with yoga! Yoga is about developing and maintaining a strong connection between body and mind, and practicing regularly is a great way to achieve inner peace and harmony.

Here are some other simple things you can do every day to live a more peaceful life and keep those daily stresses at bay….10daily steps to peace and relaxation…..

  • Start each day with a short meditation. Learning to meditate is one of the best ways to relax your mind and body and deal with the stresses in your life.
  • Set aside quiet time for yourself. You want to do things for your family and help the ones you love, but do not forget to set aside some quiet time each day just for yourself.
  • Take a relaxing bubble bath. There is nothing like a relaxing soak in a warm bubble bath to melt your troubles way. Keep the bath oil by the tub, light some floating candles and enjoy.
  • Sip some green tea. Green tea has been shown to aid relaxation and boost mood, so brew up a pot when you get home from work and sip it throughout the evening hours.
  • Practice deep breathing. Focusing on your breathing relaxes your mind and soothes your body. Deep breathing techniques are not difficult to learn, and they are remarkably effective.
  • Squeeze a stress ball. The next time your boss approaches wearing that sour look, just grab your stress ball and take a deep breath. It will not make your boss go way, but simply squeezing a stress ball will help you relax and deal with his demands.
  • Indulge in a foot massage. All that time on your feet can really take a toll, so treat yourself to a foot massage. Ask your spouse or partner to rub your feet, or do it yourself if you live alone.
  • Be more organized. Nothing is more stressful than not being able to find the stuff you need. Leading a more organized life is a great way to reduce stress.
  • Take a walk. Exercise is good for mind, body and soul - the next time you feel overwhelmed with stress, just put on your walking shoes and enjoy the sunshine.
  • Keep a feelings journal. Diaries are not just for teenage girls. Writing down your feelings and keeping a journal is a great way to improve your wellbeing and reduce your stress level.

High levels of stress can really take a toll on your life, from the way you feel emotionally and mentally to the way your body feels physically. Taking the time to practice yoga, meditate, relax, unwind and de-stress every day is the best way to make yourself feel better and improve your overall wellbeing.

Namaste x