Banish stress. Do you know how to banish stress?
Stress: a state of mental tension and worry caused by problems in your life, work, etc. Merriam-Webster dictionary.
Stressed spelled backward is desserts!
How do you cope with stress? Do you transform it and create something sweeter out of it, or do you let it eat you up?
What stresses one person may not stress the other. It is how you perceive a stressful situation and how you respond to it that matters. Stress is a well-talked-about topic today and here are ways to help.
Seven simple ways to banish stress.
1. Change what you call it!
That’s right. STOP calling it stress.
Stress becomes locked in by telling yourself that you are stressed. Your words have strong vibrations and can have adverse effects. So, it is therefore important to choose more effective words and meanings.
Perhaps change,’I’m stressed’, to, “I had a momentary hiccup!” as this will lessen the effect. Even those stress-knots in your stomach can be diminished by changing its meaning to , ‘this feeling means it is time to breathe.‘
2. Banish Stress by creating your own stress-reducing mantra.
When you feel stressed, calmly say, ‘I breathe in calm, I breathe out stress.‘ Do this for at least a minute as It will help calm your nervous system and banish stress.
3. Find someone to talk too.
Asking another person’s perspective can shed a different light on your situation. A problem shared is a problem halved.
4. Practice a form of relaxation such as yoga, meditation or tai-chi.
These practices involve breathing consciously which are a top ideas! If you really are short of time, try yawning. Yawning is a form of empathy (it stimulates the empathy part of brain) and will slow down the metabolism of your overactive frontal lobe. Shutting up really works.
5. Exercise and move your body.
The benefits are far reaching beyond the obvious; burning off excess stress chemicals and increasing the happy ones. Drink plenty of water and eat healthily too.
6. Practice being more aware of what is going on in your life.
Identify the triggers and listen carefully to your body for any signs that you are putting yourself under pressure. Notice the early warning signs and take action to slow down and relax. Prevention therefore is better than cure.
7. Finally, take an inventory of your life.
Write down the major events that have caused you stress in the last six months. Commit to taking steps to change your situation to reduce your stress. Seek expert help. There is plenty out there.
Go and have some fun and a good old-fashioned belly laugh! The best cure for them all!
What will you do to banish stress?