Yup, it’s that time of the year again. Summer is coming to an end and for those of us still in school...well you know what that means. Even for those of us working, life can often be stressful and it can sometimes interfere with our lifestyle. Even though summertime is coming to an end, that doesn’t mean that those relaxing activities have too! Getting into photography is one way to help reduce stress, but there are many other ways that can help as well. Here are a couple of our favorite ways to help you reduce stress and life a care-free lifestyle!
Photography has been around for years and has helped people discover new ways to appreciate life. Capturing photos of nature and the outdoors is a great way to get you outside where it has been scientifically proven to help relieve stress. Going on a small hike or taking a day trip to the beach are both relaxing activities that you can bring your camera and camera strap to. Spending time in nature has been scientifically proven to help reduce stress hormones. Just the act of being outside has helped people appreciate life and our world more. Taking in a breath of fresh air can help improve blood pressure and heart rate which ultimately relaxes you and makes you feel better about your body, therefore reducing stress. Bringing your camera and camera strap along gives you a reason to go outside and the best part is...nature is all around us!
How eating healthy can help reduce stress:
Eating healthier also has huge benefits on individuals that are stressed out. Simply eating foods with omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and other health-friendly foods has been proven to reduce stress. Another way to help relieve stress can be to drink tea. Drinking chamomile tea before bed or green tea during the day can help improve brain function and sleep, ultimately leading to less stress. We oftentimes forget that what we put into our bodies affects how we feel, so remember to keep that in mind the next time you go shopping!
Yoga and Meditation:
Meditation and yoga have been around for years and is a huge component for those who want to live a stress-free life. Both practices help one become aware of their body and environment which has been proven to reduce stress. Simply signing up for a yoga class or watching meditation videos online can help one live a more relaxing lifestyle. There are many more ways to reduce stress, but these are some of the ones we’ve found most useful. Picking up your camera and camera strap can help users find a new appreciation of our world while eating healthier and practice yoga can help one become more aware of their body and environment. Just remember to stay active, and be sure to check out some of our products here that you can use in your daily activities!
Witten by Ryan Ong