Stress can be caused by a feeling of being overwhelmed, nervousness, frustration and/or anger. Once you start experiencing such strain, you might start letting your thoughts circulate around it, exponentially fueling your stress levels. These stress-busting tips are designed to give you a helping hand.
Plan ahead today in whatever you can, and the feeling of a lighter burden and less stress will amaze you the next morning. All the little things that you need to get done can combine to increase your stress levels, so doing small things, like taking out the trash or preparing lunch in advance, can make things more manageable.
Think about calmness when stress starts to overwhelm you. Visualize yourself taking a hot bath or doing an activity you enjoy. Another thing to try is to close your eyes, control your breathing and begin to imagine a scene that is calming to you, like a meadow or the beach.
Make a list of your stressors and number them from one to ten according to the amount of stress they cause you. Start with minor issues as a 1, all the way up to catastrophes at a 10. Try to eliminate the stress associated with anything of average importance or below.
Try running through the park, and make use of what nature has to offer with friends. Exerting energy will often contribute to a reduction in toxic accumulation as your glands release perspiration. Running and jogging are great stress reduction tools.
Relaxation and exercise are key to gaining control over your stress. Although not a perfect solution, it will alleviate immediate stress, reduce physical tension and if you make it a regular part of your life, can really provide you with a positive activity to keep looking forward to. Exercise is a great stress reliever. Not only that, it makes you feel so much happier, and allows you to be in control of some part of your life.
Stress can be overwhelming even to the strongest of people. But once you start to alleviate stress and learn to keep it from overwhelming you, you will see a chain reaction in reduction and begin living with a more positive philosophy that does not focus on stress.