Some of the things that I do are , walking, play outdoors with the dogs, read a good book, remind myself not to expend energy on things that are beyond my control, but rather make a plan to react to the situation!
Stress can be a killer and learning to manage it can be the difference between being happy or completely destroying your-self from the inside out. It can lead to anything from sickness to depression, coping is always easier said than done and to truly learn how to manage it is the transfer of energy. All that negative energy cant simply be taken out by way of magic, as we all know energy cannot be created nor destroyed, so it cannot be taken away. But, rather transferred into something positive I like to box hitting something over and over with all your might usually helps me get rid of all that negative energy and tires me out enough to go to sleep and wake up feeling that much better. So, in short you find an outlet to transfer all that negative energy into something positive it will take time to get used to it but its a mental process that starts within you and flow outward.
I've taken to raising geese.They are very calming and their harmonic honks blend seamlessly into the wild evenings. I now have close to 70 breeding pairs that congregate around my infinity pool. On warm evenings I like to sit outside with a glass of pinot, close my eyes and pretend I'm at a dinner party.
Don't bottle it up and don't hide from it. If you are spending too much time thinking about it, then you have half the answer already. Get physical and use your WHOLE brain, meaning your body. Physically active people are generally happier and get past roadblocks better. Start small, or start big. A walk or a marathon, either way you need to find time in your schedule to get your body moving.
And also what I find, is that when you are physically exhausted, you get mentally exhausted and in that state you are just too tired to give a hoot about the world. Calming yourself and then the next day after some rest you should be able to start tackling your problems from a more grounded place
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Drink some tea made of catnip (not the kind you buy in a pet store for your feline friends), St. John's Wort, and Passion Flower then take a hot bath. (If you don't like tea, smoking catnip is a safe and effective stress reliever as well.) Reading a good book can help too. :)
(1) Stop everything for 5 mins. In these five minuets do this: (2) Think about what is stressing you out for 1 min. (3) Think about how you can break down the problem for 2 mins. (4) Think about a happy place that you wish you could be for 1 min. (5) While thinking about your happy place think about having stress in that place for 1 min. now go back to work and do this everyday until the stress level is lowered.
Watch the movie, The Jungle Book. "The Bear Necessities" By Baloo the Bear. Also, make some alone time while drinking wine. Take a hot long bath. Get a full body massage. Start doing yoga or pilates. Meditate. Read a fantasy book. (so that you can stop thinking about reality for a while). Or daydreaming. Listen to contemporary jazz or classic music. Opera is good too. And soothing relaxing music. Like Enya's music. Stop eating heavy food and start eating lighter foods. Like a lot of more fruit and also seafood. Drink a lot of water. Or eat something contains a lot of water like watermelons or honey dew melons. Get outside and start walking around. A park or just anywhere. Go to a book store. A library. And start to read. Or here's an idea, make a long list and write down all the things that are stressing you out. Write all of them down. And then, start working on them. Fix those problems. Or take them to your doctor and see what he recommends. Maybe you should take a vacation.
The best way to step out from the stress is Meditation. I used to do it when so ever i feel like its not working anymore due to frustrations on people, conditions, family etc. Just play a soothing song and take deep breathes and chant in mind that everything is okay, everything is fine. I'm sure you'll feel calm after some time. Just have a try ;)
Stress is double edge sword. A little stress may be good to motivate you to change certain behavior. To much stress is harmful to your health, a chemical called cortisol is secreted in your bloodstream and may cause you negative effects to your body, such as weight gain, depression and even stroke and cardiovascular disease. Maintaining a healthy balance of stress is key. Exercising and a healthy diet is important. Any activity that elevates your heart rate for at least 20 minutes 3 to 5 times per week is crucial. Avoiding alcohol and illicit drugs is also important. Finding some spiritual guidance is important as well. If you are in a relationship, intimacy with your partner has also been proven to reduce stress and promote neurotransmitters in your brain to secrete feel good chemicals in your body. Finding healthy ways to reducing stress is highly individual, what works for one may not work for another. Finally, if you find yourself unsuccessful with what I've given you so far, I would seek help from your primary doctor or at least look into counseling. Hopefully this helps, good luck and good health.
find an outlet that best suits you. find your guilty pleasure and pursue it: for example, i love music, and secretly, although i cant ever admit it to anyone, i love listening to one direction when no ones around and jumping up and down and "dancing" just find the way you have fun and do that, dont think about everything you have to do or worry about, even if its only for a few minutes
Take your mind of the things you're stressing about. Find a hobby, sport, or something that you enjoy. I have a lot of things I stress about, and I do horseback riding, softball, football, and basketball. I also, make stories, and make loom bracelets. Always helps! Good luck!
Going for a run and well if youre not a runner go for a walk in the park or down a quiet country road, try horseback riding, reading, drawing, write everything down in a journal and most importantly dont keep things bottled up find someone you can trust to tell things to. and Staying away from stressful things you know yourself and you knows what stresses you out or who stresses you out so just stay away from it. going to your happy place weather its mentally or physically be around people or things that make you relaxed. trust me i live a pretty stressful life i even get stress migraines so some of the things i just told you my Dr. has told me good luck with everything and Happy New year!
Honestly, my life was hectic and stressful and I was pretty much sad all the time, until me and my friends found this great Hookah Lounge and we decided to make it our regular hang out. Because I've been going there, I've made countless new friends, enjoyed new things, and became a happier, less stressed person.
But obviously it doesn't have to be a Hookah Lounge! Just go out on the town, have a night of fun and relax! It'll do ya wonders, I promise c:
I just turned 60, and for the last few years have been alternating outdoor walks of about 1 hour each with indoor gym exercise of about 30 - 60 minutes, followed by about 15 minutes in the hot tub and 15 minutes in the steam room where one sweats out the toxins and such.
Some stress you can't avoid, and have to find ways to cope with it. I do yoga, listen to music, walk around the block, take a short "mental health" break, lose myself in a good book or movie, get some exercise, eat right and don't use food as a stress reliever, spend time with a good friend, and sometimes just stop and breathe.
Stress is often induced by our own mental parameters of what we feel we can 'cope' with. Praying for other people and meditating on universal truths rather than the temporary base things of life bring a new understanding and perspective to what is really important and necessary for right now.....this moment that belongs to each of us. Much of what I once considered stressful had to do with opinion and limited rules I owned or things or times of which I have or had no control of. Stress is binding and it kills. Be free.
Make sure that you know what it is and where it comes from. Stress does not come from others, or outside situations. It comes from within. It is the method that YOU choose to deal with something. Once I realized that, I just changed my method of dealing with things and it made all the difference. Just roll with the punches and remain calm. Bad things have been happening to me all my life, but those are just memories now, and I am still here.
As experts says, music is the best stress-buster. Listening to light music, low volume can help you to come out of tension. Also going for a movie or an evening walk in the park can help you out.You can also try your hands in reading novels.
Pinpoint the stress causer and tackle it, example: if you have a lot of work to do, then complete it! Try getting a massage, make a list of everything you have/grateful for, try eating healthy for a couple days, talk to someone either about the situation and how to solve it or just a chat, watch or read some feel good stories, exercise [something you're good at and 'like' doing], or do something productive in your time rather than goofing off all day [such as shovel/yard work/cleaning etc.]
Stay away from the person that causes you to have stress. Listen to music that puts you In a good mood answer/ask questions on ask lol. :) Watch music videos. On youtube.. Go for a long walk by yourself.
Read the bible, it contains lots of encouragement. At Psalms 55:22 it states throw your burden on God and he will sustain you. The bible is a manuscript that tells us how best to live and attain a measure of happiness.
It would be good to determine what is causing you to be so stressed. I read this article and found it helpful. I hope it does for you too. http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/102010203?q=stress&p=par. Just a few pointers it brought out: Get regular exercise. Take some quiet time regularly and Don’t expect perfection of yourself or others. Again, read the article it's quite encouraging and helped me.