Your 1 Week Program to Stress Management
4. Breath in and breath out, this is what the experts say
By doing some heavy and deep breathing, you provide your body an environment of composure that helps you relax. It is amazing how a deep breath in out as count back from 10 to 1, can make a huge difference in less than a minute. You might even notice your palpitating heart slows down and the sweat of your hands dry out almost instantaneously.
5. Keep “those” thoughts at bay
More than 50 % of the times we are worrying about things that might not even happen. It is very easy to get engrossed in hypothetical analysis and getting entangled in the stress jungle all by yourself. The idea is to think how the worst of scenarios can be avoided. Prevention has always been better than cure so the idea is to come up with a plan on how to avoid even the creepiest scenarios.
6. Know yourself well, we all have those hot spots …
Knowing what your weaknesses are rather than avoiding it, is always the best things to do. By ignoring them or refusing to accept them, you are only fooling yourself while your body continues its cycle of reacting to it. Analyze yourself and make sure you know what your drawbacks are. Workload, presentations, exams or separation from a loved one, what gives you most pressure and how it can be refrained? Sometimes the causes are unavoidable but how you react is surely something that can be regulated.
Knowing what shifts you into the stress mode, could be a strong tool as you can take action to make it less stressful. Do you need to acquire some skills? Do you need some company or humor in life? Or did you just have too much coffee? There is always a way, if you try going about it.
7. Don’t burn the candle at both ends
Talk about creating havoc? Junk food, lack of sleep, absence of workouts or physical inactivity, these are the things that could push you deeper into the trench. The basic idea from dealing with stress is to relax yourself and taking control back once again. Go take a walk on the beach if it helps, but combining stress along with stretching your body off limits is like treating a disease with a poison.
Every day is not a fun day, and the not so pleasant days tag along a bit of anxiety, commotion and stress to say the least. Stress is like any other storm that goes away with time, but the sooner you get a grip, the better you sail through.