We all run through cycles of stress management – we have been for many years. However, recently we have learned to recognize the symptoms and address them timely.
We have used so many methods from music to pajamas to chocolate to address our daily stress. A few new-age methods to reduce stress have emerged in the last few months on the background of the pandemic. One can pick and choose one or multiple methods to manage their stress levels. However, it is always a good practice to consult a medical practitioner before adopting a new method.
Before we start, we really need to remind ourselves about this –
Sometimes, Happiness is a feeling. At other times, it is a decision!
So make a decision to be happy today, no matter what, and then continue reading.
7 New age therapies for stress management
Here are some new age methods being used to reduce stress –
Utilize virtual therapy service
Meeting a therapist face to face may not be always convenient or comfortable. Using a virtual therapy service helps us to be in a comfortable environment while benefitting from the therapy sessions.
Online courses on stress management
There are a variety of online courses those tackle different root causes of stress. They are very effective as a therapy for stress management. Like the happiness course on skillshare by our very own Happiness addict. Try it to experience a substantial reduction in stress levels.
Light therapy (also known as phototherapy) is being adopted by many individuals lately to treat the seasonal affective disorder (SAD). This is to be undertaken under the guidance of a medical professional by bringing a lightbox at home.
Driven by the concept of ‘Hygge’, we believe that lights form a big part of our moods, hence home lighting should also be compatible with the issues we are trying to address. Understanding our circadian rhythms and our responses to light can also help in treating the root causes of stress.
Mood-boosting supplements for diet
There are certain dopamine supplements like probiotics, curcumin, oregano oil, etc which are being consumed with the appropriate advice from a medical health professional. Vitamin D and Vitamin B are also known as mood enhancers.
We also have a separate blog on foods that helps enhance mood and reduce stress. Read our blog to know more.
Call and chat with loved ones
In recent times all of us had started to rely on messaging services like Whatsapp, and Telegram to convey our thoughts and messages. However, picking up the phone and talking with loved ones helps to address the stress issues. Even better new age therapy for stress reduction is meeting a friend for a coffee.
Journaling has always helped me in understanding myself, my own feelings, and getting to the root cause of the issue on my own. Journals (digital or otherwise) are being adopted by many as a new age therapy for stress reduction. You can try different types of journaling – bullets journaling, 30 days challenge journaling, gratitude journaling, etc.
I bought this digital detox journal from The Ink Bucket recently and am thoroughly enjoying it.
Yoga and meditation
Of course, lifestyle changes are the most essential part of stress management. Making wellness through yoga, and meditation a big part of life can help it turn around really faster.
I have adopted the Ashtanga yoga practice as part of my fitness and I have observed reduced backache, less period pain, and increased levels of energy. I practice Yoga with the help of tutors on Omstars.
Although therapy and mood booster supplements work to address the problems immediately, a long-term shift in lifestyle making room for wellness and fitness is the essential ingredient in handling stress.
Hope you enjoyed reading about these new age therapies for stress management. We look forward to your comments talking about your experiences and feedback.