Stress Management 101

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Learn To Take Care Of Your Mind And Body

Stress can greatly affect our body’s normal function; especially if we don’t pay attention to the warning signs. Even if we deny the sensations we are feeling on our bodies, we can surely feel that our physical and mental state is breaking down. It is very important for an individual to learn to watch out for the warning signs that stress is already taking control of your system and you need to learn the ways to take care of your body to avoid a total breakdown.

Watch Out For The Danger Signs

Stress often starts out in our minds before it starts to show some signs on our bodies. Keep in mind that both are linked and one will show some effects of the other. A stress-free mind is often linked to an active and healthy body, but a mind riddled with problems will surely result to a deteriorating health.

It is very important for a person to watch out for danger signs you’re body is nearing the limits of its tolerance to stress. Often times, we will feel some minor aches and pains in various parts of our body when your mind is getting burdened with all the stress and problems it is subjected to. If left unchecked, it might result to sleeping and behavioral problems, lack of breath, or even a potential heart attack when it is already above the danger level.

Mentally Cope With Stress

The mind shows the first signs of stress and will later reveal itself to your emotional and physical state when left unchecked. It is essential that we learn how to calm our minds when under the throes of stress and learn to focus our thoughts in order to push the problems out and learn to relax when you need to.

This might take some effort if it’s your first time to undertake stress management. But there are some techniques you can use to simplify the process and helps you learn it bit by bit. You can start by listening to your favorite music to help focus your thoughts. Try singing along with the lyrics or hum the tune to yourself to divert your attention away from your problems.

Breathing Exercise

Another method is to focus on your breathing. You can start some exercises which involves breathing in and out in specific intervals. This might take some getting used to on your first try but you will be able to focus on your breathing immediately after some practice.

Also, this exercise will ensure that your body, as well as your mind will get enough oxygen for it to function properly. We usually hyperventilate or suffer short breathing when stressed so it’s best to practice some breathing exercise to help you cope with it.

Eat The Right Food To Fight Stress

We need to take care of what we eat if you plan to fight stress head-on. It is essential that our body gets enough nutrients for it to function properly and avoid a breakdown when our mind is getting bombarded with problems. Avoid eating foods that are high in cholesterol and try to focus more on integrating a healthy lifestyle of fruits and vegetables. You might not know it, but healthy foods can also help you in dealing with stress. After all, if you’re not burdened with body pains then you can focus more in helping your mind cope with it.

 

Let’s live our Optimal Lives 365!!

Dave

5 Things You Can Do Today to Reduce Stress In Your Life

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Wrong decisions and impromptu choices are always the result of stress. If your mind has gone berserk with a problem, then you can be sure that you will be making mistakes left and right without even knowing it. You can compromise your career, destroy a business, or even hurt those you love with your actions. If you want to avoid making mistakes then you better learn stress management before it’s too late.

Start to Control Your Stress

The best way to control stress is to have a calm and focused mind. You don’t need special skills or superhuman abilities to cope with stress — you only need your mind for that. A great way to achieve this is to know the cause of your stress and list them down so that you can tackle it one-by-one. It is not advisable to look at all your problems in one sitting since that will only lead to confusion, and eventually, more stress for you.

Start Your Learning Experience

There are plenty of ways to learn stress management. You can learn it through the experience and advice from experts or those who have already mastered the skill, or you can buy reading materials from the local bookstore. Keep in mind that there are different techniques to use for coping with stress and you need to find one that will work for you.

Another way is to download the materials necessary from the Web. You can even ask the experts in forums regarding their method of dealing with stress from work, friends, family, love life, and the likes. You can note them down and try them out later to find out whether they work for you or not. An even easier way is to partake in one of the StressLess365 Stress Reduction Programs!

Some Stress Management Ideas

If it’s your first time to try out stress management then it would be safe to say that you wouldn’t know where to begin. You can read tons of materials on it but it will still take some time for you to master the basics. If you need immediate stress relief, then here are some ideas that will surely help you out in your time of need.

1. Sleep more!

Simple enough right? Just lay down, relax, and drift off to never-never land! One thing I find that helps – take a nice hot bath with epsom salts and some lavender essential oil to help calm you.

2. Turn it off!

The electronic devices that rule our lives! Watching any screen before bed is a huge no-no. While it’s fine to binge watch some TV or catch the news or your favorite late show. Doing this just amps up brain – and then when you shut the device off and lay down to sleep – your brain isn’t a light switch! Try to give yourself 30 minutes after you shut down the various electronic devices before you lay down to sleep.

3. Exercise!

Talking a walk, hitting the gym, partaking in some physical activity is natural. Your body craves this exertion. And being physically tired helps your body to shut down so that it can repair.

4. Meditate!

Meditation provides a huge benefit to your health in so many ways. To innumerate them would take a number of posts. Suffice it to say though, that traditional meditation is tough. Trying to sit calmly and clearing your mind is a struggle for most. This is why I recommend to my clients a tool called HoloSync! Full disclosure here. This link is an affiliate link. If you click on it and buy – I will receive a commission. But that said, this technology is simply amazing. Try it for 365 days – it comes with a full year guarantee! I’ve personally have found this to be a real life-changer!

5. Relax!

If only it were that easy you say! But it is. Learn to let go of your past. Don’t let if define you. Keep your focus on where you are going, not where you’ve been. Stay positive, negative thoughts don’t help and in fact have been shown to harm you. So stay positive!

So maybe not earth shattering in nature but effective just the same!

To a happier, healthier, and wealthier life!

Dave

Dave Brethauer
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