Realize you are stressed.
The first step in dealing with stress is to recognise it. Stress and anxiety can have a profound effect on your life, but if you know how to deal with it you will be better able to face the stressful situations with a clear head and sense of self.
Stress is something that most people are familiar with: the heart pounding, butterflies in stomach, difficulty breathing – all symptoms we associate with stress. But did you know that these symptoms are also common when you’re feeling anxious? Feeling anxious is different from being stressed out – it’s about having feelings of worry or fear which may lead us into believing something bad will happen if we don’t take steps immediately to prevent this event from happening! This can lead us into making decisions based on our fears instead of logic. A good example would be someone who suffers from panic attacks; they feel as though they are going crazy and losing control over their emotions which then causes them more anxiety because they think something bad must be happening internally that only they can see (and not everyone else around them). The best way to deal with this kind of situation would be through relaxation techniques such as meditation or yoga where one can focus their attention away from what scares them by focusing on something else like breathing exercises instead!
Stress manifests differently for each person, so if you notice any new symptoms in yourself or someone close to you make sure not hesitate before calling 911!
Look at your stress as a challenge rather than a threat.
Study after study has shown that people who view stress as a challenge rather than a threat have fewer health problems, lower blood pressure and better heart health.
Look at your stress as a challenge rather than a threat by realizing that you are in control of your reactions to stress. The next time you are confronted with an unexpected problem or situation, take a step back, assess the situation and try to look at it from all sides. Are there multiple solutions? How can you use this experience as an opportunity to learn? Then take action as soon as possible. Simply talking about the situation will not solve anything. Rather than looking at the problem passively, focus on solving it actively. This will help you feel powerful rather than helpless.
Take deep breaths.
Deep breathing is an effective stress reliever and can be done just about anywhere. Deep breathing encourages full oxygen exchange — that is, the beneficial trade of incoming oxygen for outgoing carbon dioxide. Not only does deep breathing improve metabolism and promote relaxation, it also lowers blood pressure, increases energy and alertness, reduces muscle tension and helps with concentration.
Taking a few deep breaths at the start of your day can act as a kind of warm up before you begin your day-to-day activities. Deep breathing can also be used throughout the day to refresh yourself during stressful moments or parts in your routine: whether you’re stuck in traffic or waiting for an important meeting to begin at work.
- Eat breakfast.
- Eat regular meals (and avoid skipping them).
- Make sure you’re eating healthy foods, rather than stress eating junk food.
- Drink plenty of water—dehydration can be a triggerer for stress.
Be mindful of your body’s aches and pains.
Sometimes, when stress is present for long periods of time, it can have a negative physical impact on your body. While it’s not always possible to avoid prolonged stress, being mindful of its effects can help you recognise when you need a break.
If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms as a result of your stress levels, try to take some time out to regroup:
- chest pain
- fast heartbeat
- high blood pressure
- low immunity (catching colds more often than usual)
- muscle aches and pains
Get things in perspective.
- Get a perspective on what is happening around you. 90% of everything is just mediocre and it doesn’t really matter that much. Put things in perspective and don’t overreact to everyday stress.
- Stay positive. Don’t let negative thoughts take control of your mind because they only lead to worry, anxiety, fear, and panic. Positive thinking will help you cope with the daily stress of life in a much better way!
- Learn not to sweat the small stuff! Don’t take everything so personally; this will help you keep your emotions under control and not allow little things to get to you and stress you out!
- Put things into perspective – if something bothers or irritates us today there’s no need for it to still be bothering or irritating us tomorrow or next week when all’s said done with what happened yesterday already being history! It’s important that we don’t expect perfection from ourselves either (i-e expecting too much).
Remember that you’re important, too!
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Talk about it.
Talk about it.
As hard as it might be, talking about your stress can really help. Even if you just tell the person on the phone that called to collect a debt that you are stressed and try to explain why, it can help. Writing about it may also be helpful. It’s even better when you share what’s going on with someone who will listen without judging you or trying to give you advice. Talking about your stress helps in several ways:
- It gets things off your chest so they don’t keep churning around in your brain and making your mind race with negative thoughts.
- Talking can provide new insight into a situation because another person might see things from an outside perspective or ask questions that inspire ideas for how to handle the situation differently next time.
- Sharing problems relieves tension and allows more endorphins (the body’s natural painkillers) to flow in the brain, which gives you a sense of calmness and well-being (think of people who talk through problems by taking long walks together).
Relaxation can be achieved in a number of ways, and its best to do what suits you. Some people like to unwind with a glass of wine, others prefer a relaxing bath or shower, maybe listening to music is the way forward for you?
Or maybe you have another way that helps you to relax?
Whilst relaxing is great for your health, it’s important not to forget about your physical health too. Here are some things that can help:
De-stressing can be good for both your mental and physical health
It’s no secret that excessive stress can have a negative effect on your physical and mental health. We often think of stress as a purely mental issue, but if it goes unchecked it can lead to serious health issues. Stress is the body’s natural response to pressure or threat. It is the feeling you get when you feel like you cannot cope with something that is happening in your life. In moderation, stress can help motivate you to complete a task or achieve a goal, however, too much stress can lead to physical illness and emotional exhaustion.
It’s important not to ignore the signs of excess stress in your life, because they are there for a reason: they are telling you that something needs your attention! Stress management techniques are some of the most effective ways to combat this kind of negative energy from taking over your life and affecting both your mental and physical wellbeing in the long run.Is your mind clear, calm and free of stress? Here’s how to achieve it: a blog around stress and how you can de-stress.
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Have you ever sat down in a room, ready to think about something important and instead it feels like your mind is going 100 miles an hour?
Maybe you’re stressed out about work, or the latest developments at the office. You can’t sit still, can’t concentrate and can’t focus. In fact, you feel like you’re just not being yourself. What’s happening?
What do you need to do is… relax.
Try taking a deep breath and letting it out slowly through your mouth. That’s right, take a deep breath in. When your lungs are full, hold it for a moment before letting it out. Then breathe in again and hold it for a second before letting it go. Hold each breath for that second, then let it go. Repeat for 5 minutes.
Next time you feel yourself tensing up, imagine all the stress as water filling your body and then flowing out of you through your limbs and organs, down your spine and legs, until finally it runs out of the tips of your fingers and toes like a waterfall.
Then watch as the calmness flows back into your body with the next breath you take. You’ll feel relaxed and free!
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