Find your calm in the chaos
Stress is the toxin of modern life. We all generate it, but if you don’t dispose of it properly it will pile up and take over your life. Women often do close to 5 things at a time. Loads of commitments lead to lower activity levels and a lack of sleep.
How do you behave when you’re stressed? What do you tell yourself when you’re feeling anxious?
To unhook, we have to understand where our stress comes from.
We can’t do that unless we closely investigate the reasons behind our stress. That’s why we are introducing stress sensitivity prediction in the Leaf app, to help you with stress prevention.
Norman Vincent Peale: The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of exercise.
Enter the stress-free zone.
Stress and sleep deprivation are two common factors that can slow down neurogenesis.
Exercise speeds up the process of neurogenesis, helping us grow new brain cells. These new cells work to fine tune our stress response. The fitter you are, and the more you sleep, the more it takes to get you stressed.
Burnout hurts. Don’t ignore it, it won’t go away by itself.
Prioritize good sleep habits, exercise and practices that promote calmness and well-being like meditation or doing an activity you enjoy. Being mindful by intentionally paying attention to the present moment can lessen your stress sensitivity levels, too.
William James: The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.
Did you know that avoiding stress is one of the most important keys to longevity?
Research has shown that focusing on positive emotions and mindful living can greatly reduce the effects of stress and deliver you to a more calm, peaceful state.
Women experience more stress than men even when their workloads are similar.
HOW TO START?
Pair it! Wear it! De-stress!
1. Set your goals.
Do you wish to change your exercise habits? Or you just want to get those extra Zzzzs and finally feel rested with the help of our meditation exercises. Set up your activity, sleep and mindfulness goals, but remember to be realistic. Higher goals are tempting, but not achieving them can be discouraging.
2. Recognize your weak points.
The stress feature graph will show you data tracked by your Leaf and the percentage of your overall stress sensitivity. You can easily find out what your weak points are and start to work on them.
3. Track your progress.
Today’s stress is calculated by taking your habits into consideration. One day of activity or a good night's sleep will not change your stress levels at once. If you keep your activity levels and sleep duration up day by day, your stress levels will fall in a few days.