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Research of June 2022

Patricia Cruz



Here is a list of all academic peer-reviewed articles, reports and other papers published in June 2022 about journalism research. The bolded titles have JRN articles written about the studies.


Published Title Author(s) Journal / publisher
2022-06-01 How organizational leadership and boundary spanners drive the transformation process of a local news media organization Lotte Keij, Hans van Kranenburg Journalism
2022-06-01 What on earth was I thinking? John Owen
British Journalism Review
2022-06-01 How the wealthy muzzle the press Caroline Kean British Journalism Review
2022-06-01 The right to say what we think Julian Petley
British Journalism Review
2022-06-01 …and politicians Julia Langdon
British Journalism Review
2022-06-01 A good day for press freedom Chris Mullin
British Journalism Review
2022-06-01 How to Interview Celebrities.… William Russell
British Journalism Review
2022-06-01 analyses the cost to journalism Scott Griffen
British Journalism Review
2022-06-01 says it is time to take sides Matt Frei
British Journalism Review
2022-06-01 Editorial guidelines Don Berry
British Journalism Review
2022-06-01 asks what we can know of Russia Wendy Sloane
British Journalism Review
2022-06-01 X marks the spot David Higgerson
British Journalism Review
2022-06-01 A thirst for knowledge Richard Addis
British Journalism Review
2022-06-01 Read the whole story Richard Burton
British Journalism Review
2022-06-01 The fog of war Editorial
British Journalism Review
2022-06-01 Why don’t we write English? Kevin Duffy
British Journalism Review
2022-06-01 Permission to lie Ivor Gaber
British Journalism Review
2022-06-01 How organizational leadership and boundary spanners drive the transformation process of a local news media organization Lotte Keij, Hans van Kranenburg
2022-06-01 Check the Report and Comments: The Veracity Assessment of Unfamiliar News on Social Media Huai-Kuan Zeng, Tai-Yee Wu & David J. Atkin Digital Journalism
2022-06-01 Radio edutainment and participatory communication for social change: A case of lived reality among a rural Malawian audience Mtisunge Isabel Kamlongera Journal of African Media Studies
2022-06-01 Deadly serious: Pandemic humour, media and critical perspectives Victoria Bernal Journal of African Media Studies
2022-06-01 Check the Report and Comments: The Veracity Assessment of Unfamiliar News on Social Media Huai-Kuan Zeng,Tai-Yee Wu & David J. Atkin Digital Journalism
2022-06-02 What is a podcast? Considering innovations in podcasting through the six-tensions framework Jemily Rime, Chris Pike PhD, Tom Collins PhD
Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies
2022-06-02 Why the media gets it wrong when it comes to North Korea: Cases of ‘dead’ North Koreans in the Kim Jong-un era Soomin Seo
2022-06-02 “The future of media studies is game studies” Shira Chess &Mia Consalvo Critical Studies in Media Communication
2022-06-02 How News Websites Refer to Twitter: A Content Analysis of Twitter Sources in Journalism Sanja Kapidzic, Christoph Neuberger, Felix Frey, Stefan Stieglitz & Milad Mirbabaie Journalism Studies
2022-06-02 How News Audiences Allocate Trust in the Digital Age: A Figuration Perspective Frank Mangold, Marko Bachl, Fabian Prochazka
Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly
2022-06-02 A comparative analysis of the U.S. and China’s mainstream news media framing of coping strategies and emotions in the reporting of COVID-19 outbreak on social media Cindy Sing Bik Ngai, Le Yao, Rita Gill Singh
Discourse & Communication
2022-06-03 Recognize the bias? News media partisanship shapes the coverage of facial recognition technology in the United States Sonia Jawaid Shaikh, Rachel E. Moran
New Media & Society
2022-06-03 Agents of meta: Institutional actors in the journalism space and the innovation of local news Wilson Lowrey, Danielle Deavours, William Singleton
2022-06-03 The impact of the platformization of Arab news websites on quality journalism Bouziane Zaid, Mohammed Ibahrine, Jana Fedtke Global Media and Communication
2022-06-03 Shaping the migrant: Semantic strategies to portray inward and outward migrants as social actors in the Arab press Marco Ammar, Pamela Murgia
Discourse & Communication
2022-06-04 Climate Change Journalism in Norway—Working with Frequency Around the “Green Shift” Andreas Ytterstad & Henrik Bødker Journalism Studies
2022-06-06 Maintaining a Freelance Career: How Journalists Generate and Evaluate Freelance Work Maria Norbäck Journalism Studies
2022-06-06 Telling stories from the New Silk Road: A news discourse analysis of BBC’s podcast episodes on the Belt and Road Initiative Laksup Apirakvanalee, Yida Zhai
2022-06-06 Editor’s note, spring 2022 Editorial
Newspaper Research Journal
2022-06-06 Information Literacy in the Age of Disinformation Daniela Dimitrova
Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly
2022-06-06 Local News in Colorado: Comparing Journalism Quality Across Four Counties Kareem El Damanhoury, David Coppini, Brittany Johnson & Geneva Rodriguez Journalism Practice
2022-06-06 Paradigm Shift in Mid-Twentieth Century Brazilian Journalism: A Negative Dialectics of Decoloniality? Otávio Daros & Francisco Rüdiger Journalism Studies
2022-06-06 Morphology of Journalism Culture in the Context of Local Culture Sri Syamsiyah Lestari Sjafiie, Pawito Pawito, Widodo Muktiyo & Sri Hastjarjo Journalism Studies
2022-06-06 Journalistic Values and Expertise in Platform News Distribution: The Possibilities and Limitations of Participatory Panels for Algorithmic Governance Connie Moon Sehat Journalism Studies
2022-06-06 In an Open Relationship: Platformization of Relations Between News Practitioners and Their Audiences Shira Dvir-Gvirsman & Keren Tsuriel Journalism Studies
2022-06-06 My Voters Should See This! What News Items Are Shared by Politicians on Facebook? Tobias Heidenreich, Jakob-Moritz Eberl, Petro Tolochko, Fabienne Lind, Hajo G. Boomgaarden
The International Journal of Press/Politics
2022-06-07 Careful consumption and aspirational ethics in the media and cultural industries: Cancelling, quitting, screening, optimising Maura Edmond
Media, Culture & Society
2022-06-07 Travel blogging, professionalism, and the changing boundaries of knowledge production Ivy Ashe
Media, Culture & Society
2022-06-07 Trust-oriented affordances: A five-country study of news trustworthiness and its socio-technical articulations Tali Aharoni, Keren Tenenboim-Weinblatt, Neta Kligler-Vilenchik, Pablo Boczkowski, Kaori Hayashi
Kaori Hayashi, Eugenia Mitchelstein, Mikko Villi

New Media & Society
2022-06-07 “I have always said that I am not a feminist, but…”: moderate feminism in the narratives of Finnish women journalists who entered the field between 1960 and 1990 Heidi Kurvinen Feminist Media Studies
2022-06-07 Metrics of News Audience Polarization: Same or Different? Frank Mangold & Michael Scharkow Communication Methods and Measures
2022-06-08 Newsroom Disruptions and Opportunities in Times of Crisis: Analysing Southern African Media During the COVID-19 Crisis Albert Chibuwe, Allen Munoriyarwa, Gilbert Motsaathebe, Sarah Chiumbu & William Lesitaokana African Journalism Studies
2022-06-08 Populist media diets Eline A. de Rooij, Dominik A. Stecuła, Mark A. Pickup Social Science Quarterly
2022-06-08 The case of Mesut Özil: A symbol of (non-) integration? An analysis of German print media discourses on integration Martina Möllering, Eva Schmidt
Discourse & Communication
2022-06-08 Manipulative use of political headlines in western and Russian online sources Alexey A Tymbay
Discourse & Communication
2022-06-08 Who Covers the Qualifications of Female Candidates? Examining Gender Bias in News Coverage Across National and Local Newspapers Nichole M. Bauer
Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly
2022-06-08 Don’t Throw the Frame Out With the Bathwater: How Episodic News Frames Can Prevent Identity-Motivated Reasoning Ming M. Boyer, Sophie Lecheler, Loes Aaldering
Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly
2022-06-08 An “Assumption of Bad Faith”: Using Fake News Rhetoric to Create Journalistic Teaching Moments Kelsey R. Mesmer Journalism Practice
2022-06-08 ‘No difference between journalism and suicide’: Challenges for journalists covering conflict in Balochistan Sidra Agha, Márton Demeter
Media, War & Conflict
2022-06-08 Who Covers the Qualifications of Female Candidates? Examining Gender Bias in News Coverage Across National and Local Newspapers Nichole M. Bauer
Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly
2022-06-08 Don’t Throw the Frame Out With the Bathwater: How Episodic News Frames Can Prevent Identity-Motivated Reasoning Ming M. Boyer, Sophie Lecheler, Loes Aaldering
Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly
2022-06-09 Neither Absent nor Ambient: Incidental News Exposure From the Perspective of News Avoiders in the UK, United States, and Spain Ruth Palmer, Benjamin Toff
The International Journal of Press/Politics
2022-06-09 Television Production of Yesteryears, Today and in the Future: Impact of Reduced Collaboration in TV News Production on Job Satisfaction in Nigeria Felix Olajide Talabi, Tokunbo Alex Adaja, Samson Adepoju Bello, Omowale Adelabu, Oberiri Destiny Apuke, Gever Verlumun Celestine
Television & New Media
2022-06-10 Agenda Dynamics on Social Media During COVID-19 Pandemic: Interactions Between Public, Media, and Government Agendas Shuhuan Zhou &Xia Zheng Communication Studies
2022-06-10 The dark side of the media agency industry: value destruction and co-destruction in a B2B context Melanie Herfort, Reinhard Kunz & Petra Düren Journal of Media Business Studies
2022-06-11 Affective intensities of polarization: the making of the Islamist/secularist divide through articulations of news media in Turkey Haktan Ural Critical Discourse Studies
2022-06-11 Social media live streaming as affective news in the anti-ELAB movement in Hong Kong Kecheng Fang & Calvin Yixiang Cheng Chinese Journal of Communication
2022-06-11 Does social media keep me alarmed? The effects of expectations surrounding social media attributes and exposure to messages of social (in)stability on substitutive social media news use Youjia Huang & Mark Boukes Chinese Journal of Communication
2022-06-11 Fake thumbs in play: A large-scale exploration of false amplification and false diminution in online news comment spaces K Hazel Kwon, Mi Hyun Lee, Sang Pil Han, Sungho Park
New Media & Society
2022-06-11 An ideological square analysis of the podcast discourse in “Chinese Dreams” of the BBC World Service Laksup Apirakvanalee &Yida Zhai Critical Discourse Studies
2022-06-12 Just a Joke? Adolescents’ Preferences for Humor in Media Entertainment and Real-Life Aggression Amber van der Wal, J. Loes Pouwels, Jessica Taylor Piotrowski &Patti M. Valkenburg Media Psychology
2022-06-12 Media Freedom in a Populist Regime: Evidence From Pakistan Shabir Hussain, Qamar Abbas, Mohammad Anas Sheikh International Journal of Communication
2022-06-12 Users’ Political Motivations in Comment Sections on News Sites Patrick Zerrer, Ines Engelmann International Journal of Communication
2022-06-12 Between the Liminal and the Normal: How the News Constructed the Social Change of Face Covering During the COVID-19 Pandemic in the United States Xi Cui, Feifei Chen International Journal of Communication
2022-06-12 A Multilevel Model of Mobile Media Use and Public Support for Press Freedom in Africa Jason A. Martin International Journal of Communication
2022-06-12 Women Under Authoritarianism: Precarious, Glamorous Women Politicians in Hong Kong Political News and Gossip Natalie Ngai International Journal of Communication
2022-06-12 More than just an immigrant: The semantic patterns of (im)migrant/predicate-pairings in news stories about Mexican and Central American (im)migrants to the USA. A corpus-assisted discourse study Margrete Dyvik Cardona
Discourse & Communication
2022-06-12 Chinese media representations of tongzhi (2009–2019) Ke Zhang, Chao Lu, Jingyuan Zhang
Discourse & Communication
2022-06-12 Silence of the wealthy: How the wealthiest 0.1% avoid the media and resort to hidden strategies of advocacy Anu Kantola, Juho Vesa
European Journal of Communication
2022-06-13 Reading a Snippet on a News Aggregator vs. Clicking through the Full Story: Roles of Perceived News Importance, News Efficacy, and News-Finds-Me Perception Chang Sup Park Journalism Studies
2022-06-13 Emotionality in the Television Coverage of Airplane Disasters Julia Boelle & Karin Wahl-Jorgensen Journalism Practice
2022-06-13 Two International Propaganda Models: Comparing RT and CGTN’s 2020 US Election Coverage Martin Moore & Thomas Colley Journalism Practice
2022-06-13 The discourses of data journalism Mrs Liz Hannaford, MSc
2022-06-14 Trans young people and the media: transnormativity, agency, and social change Damien W. Riggs & Joanna McIntyre Journal of Children and Media
2022-06-14 Where are the missing girls? Gender inequality, job precarity, and journalism students’ career choices in China Jingyi Guo, Kecheng Fang
2022-06-14 Whistleblowing and the press: Complicating the standard account Thomas Olesen
2022-06-14 How Disinformation Reshaped the Relationship between Journalism and Media and Information Literacy (MIL): Old and New Perspectives Revisited Divina Frau-Meigs Digital Journalism
2022-06-14 Power to the People? Conceptualising Audience Agency for the Digital Journalism Era Jonathan Hendrickx Digital Journalism
2022-06-14 Materialising New Forms of Journalism: A Process Model Skye Doherty, Jane Johnston & Ben Matthews Digital Journalism
2022-06-14 The One Thing Journalistic AI Just Might Do for Democracy Bibo Lin & Seth C. Lewis Digital Journalism
2022-06-14 Robots in the News and Newsrooms: Unpacking Meta-Journalistic Discourse on the Use of Artificial Intelligence in Journalism Rachel E. Moran & Sonia Jawaid Shaikh Digital Journalism
2022-06-15 Designing Trust: Design Style, Political Ideology, and Trust in “Fake” News Websites Thomas J Billard & Rachel E. Moran Digital Journalism
2022-06-15 Media freedom in Asia: challenges from below Cherian George & Kyu Ho Youm Asian Journal of Communication
2022-06-15 Cyber-troops, digital attacks, and media freedom in Indonesia Masduki Asian Journal of Communication
2022-06-15 The trouble with ‘quiet advocacy’: local journalism and reporting climate change in rural and regional Australia Gabi Mocatta, Eve Mayes, Kristy Hess, Michael Everitt Hartup
Media, Culture & Society
2022-06-15 Testing the Effect of Cross-cutting Exposure to Cable TV News on Affective Polarization: Evidence from the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election Hyungjin Gill Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media
2022-06-16 Communication (research) and power Edson C. Tandoc Jr. Communication Research and Practice
2022-06-16 Media portrayal of hackers in China Daily and The New York Times: A corpus-based critical discourse analysis Jiamin Pei, Dandi Li, Le Cheng
Discourse & Communication
2022-06-16 An informed audience: The effects of constructive television news on emotions and knowledge Nadia Swijtink, Tineke Prins, Liesbeth Hermans, Niek Hietbrink
2022-06-16 On Commemorating Hrant Dink: Affective Nationalism, Hate Speech, and Digital News Media Users Alptug Okten
Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly
2022-06-16 When a Journalistic Truth-Seeking Tradition Thrives: Examining the Rise of the Brazilian Fact-Checking Movement Thales Lelo Journalism Practice
2022-06-16 Information Competition in Disruptive Media Markets: Investigating Competition and User Selection on Google Rafael Schwab, Isabelle Krebs & Philipp Bachmann Digital Journalism
2022-06-16 Public Broadcasting and Topic Diversity in The Netherlands: Mentions of Public Broadcasters’ Programming in Newspapers as Indicators of Pluralism Joris Veerbeek, Karin van Es & Eggo Müller Javnost – The Public
2022-06-16 Partisan media exposure, polarization, and candidate evaluations in the 2016 general election David S. Morris,Jonathan S. Morris Social Science Quarterly
2022-06-17 The ambivalence of recognition: How awarded journalists assess the value of journalism prizes Daniel Nölleke, Folker Hanusch, Phoebe Maares
2022-06-17 Understanding Social Media in Journalism Practice: A Typology Muhammad Fahad Humayun &Patrick Ferrucci Digital Journalism
2022-06-17 Fiction as an ally to make journalism more believable: rape, trauma and secondary victimization in the Netflix miniseries ‘Unbelievable’ Lucía Gastón-Lorente& Beatriz Gómez-Baceiredo Feminist Media Studies
2022-06-17 Assessing the Validity of Survey Measures for News Exposure through Digital Footprints: Evidence from Spain and the UK Ana S. Cardenal, María Victoria-Mas, Silvia Majó-Vázquez & Iván Lacasa-Mas Political Communication
2022-06-19 COVID-19 Vaccination and Public Health Communication Strategies: An In-depth Look at How Demographics, Political Ideology, and News/Information Source Preference Matter Glen J. Nowak & Michael A. Cacciatore International Journal of Strategic Communication
2022-06-19 A Short Honeymoon. The Italian Press and the Coverage of the Government’s Strategic Communication on COVID-19 Marco Mazzoni, Sofia Verza, Roberto Mincigrucci, Susanna Pagiotti &Anna Stanziano International Journal of Strategic Communication
2022-06-19 How Climate Movement Actors and News Media Frame Climate Change and Strike: Evidence from Analyzing Twitter and News Media Discourse from 2018 to 2021 Kaiping Chen, Amanda L. Molder, Zening Duan, Shelley Boulianne, Christopher Eckart, Prince Mallari, Diyi Yang
The International Journal of Press/Politics
2022-06-19 Civic Life in Rural America Revisited: The Role of Social and Mobile News on Civic Participation Chun Shao, K. Hazel Kwon & Seungahn Nah Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media
2022-06-20 Decolonial Journalism: New Notes on Ubuntu and the Public Interest Colin Chasi & Ylva Rodny-Gumede Journalism Studies
2022-06-20 Reciprocal journalism’s double-edged sword: How journalists resolve cognitive dissonance after experiencing harassment from audiences on social media Danielle Deavours, PhD, Will Heath, PhD, Kaitlin Miller, PhD, Misha Viehouser, PhD, Sandra Palacios-Plugge, MFA, Ryan Broussard, PhD
2022-06-20 Death’s common sense: Casualty counts in war reportage from Syria and beyond Isaac Blacksin
Media, War & Conflict
2022-06-20 Corrigendum to The impact of the platformization of Arab news websites on quality journalism Zaid B, Ibahrine M and Fedtke J
Global Media and Communication
2022-06-20 An Agenda-Setting Test of Google News World Reporting on Foreign Nations Anna Young, David Atkin
Electronic News
2022-06-20 Hegemonic meanings of populism: Populism as a signifier in legacy dailies of six countries 2000–2018 Niko Hatakka, Juha Herkman
Media, Culture & Society
2022-06-20 Understanding democratic perceptions and political participation among the younger generation in China’s changing society: No news is good news for the Chinese government Yue Yin Social Science Quarterly
2022-06-21 Media and cultural systems: Connecting national news dynamics and the cultures of social problems through a case study of climate change in the U.S. and U.K. Timothy Neff
Media, Culture & Society
2022-06-22 Framing the Yellow Vests Protests in the French Press Nael Jebril & Mohammed El Bouzidi Journalism Practice
2022-06-22 Reporting in a Time of Crisis: Progressive Alternative Media’s Coverage of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Canada Sibo Chen Journalism Practice
2022-06-23 Darktown: Newspaper Coverage of Atlanta’s First Black Police, 1930–1960 Brian Carroll American Journalism
2022-06-23 Credibility and shareworthiness of negative news Toni G.L.A. van der Meer, Anna Brosius
2022-06-23 Not only people are getting old, the new media are too: Technology generations and the changes in new media use Eugène Loos, Loredana Ivan
New Media & Society
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The benefits of practicing mindfulness and how to start

Alice Trout



In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to get caught up in the chaos of everyday life. Between work, family, and other responsibilities, we often forget to take care of ourselves. This is where mindfulness comes in. Mindfulness is the practice of being present in the moment, without judgment. In this article, we will explore the benefits of practicing mindfulness and how to start.

Benefits of Practicing Mindfulness

  1. Reduces stress and anxiety

Mindfulness can help to reduce stress and anxiety levels. By focusing on the present moment, you can calm your mind and reduce racing thoughts.

  1. Improves mental clarity

Practicing mindfulness can improve mental clarity and focus. It can help to clear your mind of distractions and increase productivity.

  1. Enhances self-awareness

Mindfulness can increase self-awareness and help you to understand your thoughts and emotions better. By being present in the moment, you can learn to recognize your patterns of thinking and behavior.

  1. Improves relationships

Mindfulness can help to improve relationships by increasing empathy and compassion. By being present with others, you can develop a deeper understanding of their needs and feelings.

How to Start Practicing Mindfulness

  1. Set aside time

Set aside a specific time every day to practice mindfulness. It can be as little as 5-10 minutes per day to start.

  1. Find a quiet space

Find a quiet space where you won’t be disturbed. It could be a quiet corner of your home or a quiet park.

  1. Focus on your breath

Focus on your breath and the physical sensations of breathing. Notice the rise and fall of your chest and the sensation of air moving in and out of your body.

  1. Be present

Allow yourself to be present in the moment without judgment. Let your thoughts and emotions come and go without dwelling on them.

  1. Practice regularly

Make mindfulness a regular practice. It takes time to develop the habit, but the benefits are worth it.

In conclusion, practicing mindfulness can have numerous benefits for our mental and physical well-being. It’s a simple yet powerful practice that can be incorporated into our daily lives. By setting aside a few minutes each day to practice mindfulness, we can reduce stress and anxiety, improve mental clarity, and enhance our relationships. So why not give it a try? Your mind and body will thank you for it.

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How to create a perfect morning routine for a productive day

Alice Trout



Do you ever feel like your day has gotten away from you before it even starts? One way to combat this feeling is to create a perfect morning routine. Establishing a routine can help you start your day off on the right foot, and set the tone for a productive and successful day. Here are some tips on how to create a morning routine that works for you.

Determine Your Priorities

Before you start creating a morning routine, it’s important to determine what your priorities are. What are the things that you want to accomplish in the morning? Do you want to exercise, meditate, or have a healthy breakfast? Once you have a list of your priorities, you can start creating a routine that includes them.

Wake Up at the Same Time Every Day

Waking up at the same time every day can help regulate your body’s natural sleep cycle and make it easier to fall asleep at night. Try to wake up at the same time every day, even on weekends. This can help establish a consistent routine and make it easier to stick to.

Take Time for Yourself

Many people feel rushed and stressed in the morning, but taking some time for yourself can help alleviate this feeling. Whether it’s meditating, reading a book, or simply enjoying a cup of coffee, taking time for yourself can help you start your day feeling calm and centered.


Exercise is a great way to start your day, as it can help increase your energy levels and improve your mood. Whether it’s a quick jog, yoga practice, or weightlifting session, try to include some form of exercise in your morning routine.

Eat a Healthy Breakfast

Breakfast is often called the most important meal of the day, and for good reason. Eating a healthy breakfast can help fuel your body and provide the energy you need to start your day. Try to include protein, whole grains, and fruit or vegetables in your breakfast.

Plan Your Day

Taking a few minutes to plan your day can help you stay focused and productive. Make a to-do list or set priorities for the day, and review your calendar to make sure you’re prepared for any meetings or appointments.

Stick to Your Routine

Once you’ve created a morning routine that works for you, try to stick to it as much as possible. Consistency is key, and sticking to your routine can help establish healthy habits and improve your overall productivity.

In conclusion, creating a perfect morning routine can help set the tone for a productive and successful day. By determining your priorities, waking up at the same time every day, taking time for yourself, exercising, eating a healthy breakfast, planning your day, and sticking to your routine, you can create a morning routine that works for you. Remember, it’s all about finding what works best for you and your lifestyle.

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10 simple yet effective ways to reduce stress in your daily life

Alice Trout



Stress is an inevitable part of our lives, but it can have a negative impact on our mental and physical health if left unchecked. Fortunately, there are several simple yet effective ways to reduce stress in our daily lives. In this article, we will explore 10 such methods that you can easily incorporate into your routine.

Exercise regularly

Physical activity is an excellent way to relieve stress. It helps to release endorphins, which are natural mood-boosters. You don’t have to engage in high-intensity workouts to reap the benefits. Even a brisk walk or light yoga can help reduce stress levels.

Get enough sleep

Lack of sleep can cause irritability, mood swings, and increase stress levels. Make sure you get at least 7-8 hours of sleep every night to feel well-rested and refreshed.

Practice deep breathing

Deep breathing techniques such as diaphragmatic breathing can help to calm your mind and body. Inhale deeply through your nose and exhale slowly through your mouth. Repeat this for a few minutes to feel relaxed.

Spend time in nature

Spending time in nature can have a calming effect on your mind and body. Take a walk in the park or go for a hike in the woods to feel rejuvenated.

Practice mindfulness meditation

Mindfulness meditation involves focusing on the present moment without judgment. It can help to reduce stress and anxiety levels. Set aside a few minutes every day to practice mindfulness meditation.

Listen to music

Music has a soothing effect on our minds. Listening to calming music can help to reduce stress levels. Create a playlist of your favorite relaxing tunes and listen to it when you feel stressed.

Practice yoga or tai chi

Yoga and tai chi are ancient practices that combine physical postures and breathing techniques. They can help to reduce stress levels and promote relaxation.

Connect with loved ones

Talking to friends and family members can help to reduce stress levels. It can provide a sense of comfort and support during challenging times.

Practice gratitude

Focusing on the positive aspects of life can help to reduce stress levels. Make a habit of practicing gratitude by writing down things you are thankful for every day.

Take breaks

Taking short breaks throughout the day can help to reduce stress levels. Go for a short walk, practice deep breathing or simply take a few moments to close your eyes and relax.

In conclusion, stress is a part of life, but it doesn’t have to take over. By incorporating these simple yet effective methods into your daily routine, you can reduce stress levels and improve your overall well-being. Remember, taking care of yourself should always be a top priority.

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