How to Manage Stress
Managing stress is the key to staying healthy. Come on, calm down, relax! You deserve it. Although, no one can avoid stress in their daily activities, we can use some techniques to counteract against it. The best defense then is a good offense- like trying the techniques listed below. In this article, you will find the simplest and most affordable ways that help can you manage and relieve stress. Let us now begin. Here are the following:
Everyday meditation can help you to ease anxiety. Sit up with your both feet on the floor; close your eyes and focus your attention on reciting a positive word like “I feel at peace,” “I am blessed” or “I love myself.” Some research suggests that daily meditation may change the brain’s neural pathways that make you more unrestrained against stress. Let all distracting thoughts that burden you fly away in the sky like a kite.
Take a five minute break and focus on breathing. One of the simplest ways to relax is to breath deeply. Sit up straight; close your eyes. Inhale slowly by your nose; feel the breath start in your abdomen until you feel your stomach rise; hold your breath in a moment and exhale gently until you feel your stomach fall.
Are you always in a hurry with the chores you have every day? Or are you in the race to finish your deadlines? Slow down, take a minute and focus only one behavior with awareness; feel the air on your face when you’re walking, and feel your feet hitting on the ground; and when eating, enjoy the taste of the food as you slowly chew. When you do spend time even just in a moment and focus on your senses, you feel less tense.
Talk to others. Have you ever know how important to have a very close and trusted friend is? Having someone to talk to is such a great relief when you have someone to listen your frustrations, struggles and stress. Talk to your friend, talk to others – preferably face to face, or at least on the phone and share what’s going on and how do you feel.
This technique of relaxation is an ancient practice originated from Indian Philosophy that combines posture and movement that focus on meditation and breathing. We find many different forms of yoga that help you to relax. If you are thinking to try yoga, look for instructor/teacher who can help you practice safely.
Here in this techniques, you imagine a comforting scenery, place or experience in your mind to help you relax and focus. This technique may help you strengthen a positive picture of yourself.
“Laughing is the best medicine is one old saying. Your mood can lighten up by tuning in to your favorite radio station or watching some comedy videos, reading funny comics, or chatting with someone who makes you smile- it might be the special someone, he/she can be a helpful stress reliever to you. Do not let the day past without laughing; have some fun and laugh.
Music is one of the best things in life- music is life…oh yes that’s true. When you stuck up with stress, take ease, turn your phone to your playlist, put your earphone, sit back and relax even in just a few minutes a day. Listening to soothing music can relieve anxiety, it can lower the pressure of your blood and heart rate.
Change your body disposition; keep moving; do exercise and simple stretching. You can go for a while to walk around, even just a few minutes. Take the stairs up and down a few flights at your home, or do some simple stretching exercises as mentioned. You can even dance for a bit if you like. Do some activity and Keep moving your body!
“Being grateful for your blessings can cancel negative thoughts and sad feelings” says Joni Emmerling. Well, he is correct. You know what? There is so much in life to be grateful for. Enjoy every second of your have. When stress attacks you remember all the good things that happened to you, exciting experiences and achievements. Celebrate your successes and be grateful!
To sum up this list of techniques to help relieve stress. There is:
Meditation- that can help you to ease anxiety. Let all distracting thoughts that burden you fly in the sky like a kite. Be Present- focusing on your senses will help you feel less tense. Reach Out- talk to others especially to your loved ones or your special someone instead. Laughing-have some fun and laugh. Music-turn your phone to your playlist and listen to your favorite song for the meantime. Keep Moving- change your body disposition. Do some exercise.
Be grateful- celebrate your success. When stress hits, do one or more of these things and let your worries fade away.