Top 20 tips for a stress-free life


Stress is the leading cause for all your troubles ranging from bad skin to landing you in the hospital due to heart or any other ailment.


In this rat-race world, from a kindergarten kid to a retired person has stress. Want to cut down your risk due to problems caused by stress and simultaneously increase your longevity, then follow these easy stress-free tips by Dr. Vihang Vahia – Psychiatrist at Breach Candy Hospital, Mumbai.

1: Follow a routine

We all go through some critical moments, wherein we have to prove our best; it can be in a meeting or during examination. In order, to avoid being a victim of stress, due to such situation, always make a point to establish a routine.

A proper routine will help to make your task very easy. If you are facing a tough situation, then don’t worry too much about it. Worrying can cause mental problems and hamper your performance. Just treat your every tough situation just like your favourite routine to put you into a calm state.

2: Start your day early

Make a point to get up earlier in the morning. Starting your day early will help to keep you distraction free, as you don’t have to worry about delay, deadlines, traffics, etc.

3: Make a list

Make a list of all the things which make you happy and beam positive energy from you. This technique will help to ease your stress in a positive manner. Just look at all the stressful situation and come up with a good solution for each of it.

4: Accept the problem

If you are struck with a bad situation, accept and find a solution for it, instead of running away. Accepting your problems positively will just make you strong enough to face tougher situations in future.

5: Care for yourself

In stressful situations most of the times we end up least bothering about ourselves, either by eating unhealthy meals or by ignoring our sleep. This ignorance can more harm you, and will weaken your power to deal with stress. Thus, even if you are stressed, make sure you don’t harm yourself with the situation you are going through.


Meditation is one of the best ways to lead a stress-free life. A simple, 20 minutes meditation will make your refresh and relaxed. Besides, it also helps to reduce your anxiety, tension and stress.

7: Just relax

In the middle of your work, just take a break and connect with yourself. This technique will help to calm you down and make you feel better about yourself.

8: Don’t multi-task

Don’t be a Jack of all trades and master of none. To lead a stress-free life don’t take too many things in hand. Just take up one thing and clear it, before taking up another one. This will help to do your task faster and keep you distraction-free.

9: Remove distractions

Remove distractions such as phones and email notifications while you’re working on a task. If you’re going to do email, do only that. Never mix your communication with work. Urge yourself to work with any form of distractions.

10: Concentrate

While completing any task, your motto should be ‘concentrate and be focused’. Give lots of concentration to the task you are performing, this will help to finish your task faster. Always remain focused on the goals you want to achieve, don’t mix it up several things.

11: Question yourself

Feeling stressed about some situation, then kill it by doing an interview with yourself. Ask yourself few questions that are wandering in your head related to that situation. The answers you reply to those questions will help to take a proper step to avoid major consequences.

12: Never procrastinate

Procrastination is bad and stressful, and it is 100 percent sure that tomorrow never comes because you don’t know with how many extra work you will be burdened with. Thus, never wait for the last moment; finish your task at that instance only.

13: Check for symptoms

Don’t know if you are stressed or not, then look out for symptoms caused by stress. Notice common stress symptoms like constantly gritting your teeth, nausea, breathlessness, panic attacks, pain of any kind, depression, sleep problems, obesity, and digestive problems.

14: Breathe well

Breathing is one of the most powerful ways to combat any type of mental illness. So, whenever you face any difficult task, just halt for a while and take deep breathe for a while. This technique will help to ease your brain and make your more relaxed

15: Eat well

Do not skip meals, especially breakfast. It will cause a drop in blood sugar and create mid morning crankiness. Include Omega-3 fatty acids in your diet, which will help to give a calming effect on your body.

16: Exercise

Practicing exercise every day is not only useful to your physical health but also your mental health. Regular exercise helps to decrease the production of stress hormones, such as cortisol, and neurotransmitters that are secreted during the stress response. Thus, exercise regularly to reduce the effect of stress on your body.

17: Enjoy your meal

Most office-goers tend to ignore the importance of lunch, due to their over hectic schedule. It is recommended that all employees should enjoy their lunch break with no work talks. People should take small bites and enjoy the texture and taste of their food. This will not only de-stress you, but al

18: Have a blast, very often

You should have fun every minute of your life. If you like to play, go play never restrict yourself from doing something, which your heart desire. Go enjoy, and when you feel fine, get back to your work, but just don’t overdo your fun elements.

19: Learn to share

Learn to share your problems and responsibilities with others, as you can’t do everything by yourself. If you force yourself to do so, you will just end up running everything.

20: Sleep well

To face your battle in the morning, you need adequate rest, thus never compromise on your sleeping pattern. A good sleep will help you to concentrate better and work.

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