How to Manage Stress: 6 Solutions and a Technique

by | Feb 14, 2017 | Building Healthy Habits, Mood Modifiers | 6 comments

It may seem like there’s nothing you can do about stress. But you have more control than you think. In fact, managing stress lets you take charge: of your thoughts, your feelings, and how you deal with problems.

Did you know that over 75% of all doctors’ office visits are related to stress? (AmericasHealthProblerm)

Who isn’t stressed these days? First, there’s: “I don’t have time to get to the gym…” Then, “I’m too crazed to cook…” And finally, “I’m too frazzled to sleep…” All things considered, these are cries, not of depression, but of disorganization. In fact, these are signs that it’s time to slow down, take charge, and prioritize.

 

Identify your stressors

To begin with, when you change how you describe what bothers you, you can change how you act. Start by looking at how you define, excuse, and justify stress:

  • Do you define your personality by your stress?
  • Do you excuse stress by calling it temporary?
  • Do you justify stress as externally created?

 

Easy ways to manage stress

  1. Do something you enjoy every day. Begin making time for fun and relaxation; activities that bring you joy. Whether it is playing the piano, or working on your stamp collection, you feel better about yourself.
  2. Eat a healthy diet. Frequently, well-nourished bodies are prepared to cope with stress. In particular, keep your energy up and your mind clear with balanced, nutritious meals throughout the day.
  3. Get active. It has been noted that physical activity is a huge stress reliever. In general, just about any form of physical activity can help burn away tension and stress. With this in mind, choose something you enjoy, and you’re likely to stick with it.
  4. Get enough sleep. Another key point, sleep is often the first thing we eliminated from our schedule. Evidence suggests that when you set a consistent sleep schedule you have more satisfying sleep.
  5. Learn to say “no.” First examine what you want in your life. Interestingly, the ability to say no is closely linked to self-confidence. 
  6. Take a step back. Start looking at the big picture. As an example, focus on what you can control, such as the way you choose to react to problems. (StressManagement)

 

Practical Technique: Progressive Muscle Relaxation

Managing stress with progressive muscle relaxation. Specifically, tense each group of muscles as you breathe in, and relax them as you breathe out. Overall you notice and reduce muscular tension that results from stress.

 

Hope for the Bemused, Bothered, & Bewildered

With every intent, I believe in in your ability to challenge your current behavior and power up your life. In fact, I believe you can manage stress gain control of your life.

To begin, we investigate what is agitating and exasperating you. Second, we survey how you act now. In addition, you identify your top strengths.

Correspondingly, you pinpoint what excites and motivates you to be successful. Finally, you create a health and wellness vision tailored to meet your objectives. I just happen to offer an approach that is straightforward and realistic. Want to start?

Calm Your Mind; Power Up Your Life

My name is Jacqueline Gikow. Every week I publish an article about wellness (enriching your life), or health (getting active and fit). I believe I can point you in the right direction. Contact me for information, or with questions at Audacious-Aging.NYC®.

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