So you are feeling stressed lately? Take a deep breathe or two and let it out slowly and know that you will be O.K.
Stress is inevitable, it is apart of just about everyone’s daily lives, yet it is undeniably a silent killer that can take one out at any minute. Therefore, those who partake in a stressful lifestyle may need to take things down a notch so that they can be around for years to come. There are a few things that can be done to help relieve one’s stress if kept to a focused and steady routine. Give one or more of these 8 Tips a try more often than not; to ensure that you are living your best life with minimum stress.
It is imperative to start each day and end each day with some quiet time with just you. If you feel you will fall asleep easily during meditation. Start with prayer then moving on to meditation. Thank God/Universe whomever or whatever you believe in with blessing you to wake up in the morning and to make it through the day with endless grace and wisdom. Be still and listen to what may come your way and just be. If you have time during your day and stress comes upon you consider taking 5 minutes to meditate and pray; for these are two powerful tools to help one de-stress.
Eat properly. Make sure to eat 2 to 3 meals a day that consist of foods that offer vitamins and minerals. Take a multi-vitamin for whatever age group you are to ensure you are obtaining what your body needs to function properly. Incorporate healthy foods consisting of vegetables as much as possible into your diet. If you need to have meat, consider limiting it as much as possible to one time a day and none on Meatless Monday’s.
Speak positive words to every situation you encounter throughout the day. It is so important to encourage yourself and start relying on you. If no one else is ever around to speak encouragement into your life’s situation it is always imperative that you have the strength to do so on your own.
Get Up. Make sure to get in 15 to 30 minutes of exercise at least 3 times a week if not more. It is imperative to move the body often so that the blood is circulating consistently. In addition, to some form of exercise consider taking a brisk for just 10 minutes at least 5 days a week in nature if possible; it is something relaxing to the soul walking in nature. Don’t forget to stretch before and after you partake in an exercise regime.
If something or someone is bothering you, learn how to express what you are feeling to someone but especially in your journal which should be your safe space to let loose. Decide to no longer hold on to pent up energy in the form of stress and anger. Holding negative hurtful, hurt-filled energy within the body only weakens the immune system and makes one sick.
Pick a time at night to no longer be engaged with TV, Cellphones, Computers or whatever technological gadgets that may disturb your peace. Being in engaged with technology and no unplugging has added, additional stress in the form of anxiety to many lives and knowing this and learning how to cope is advantage to easing stress.
Invest in a diffuser or two. A diffuser is a device that does not have to be lit up to allow scents to be dispersed into the air. A diffuser is like a humidifier in many ways, but not as strong in it release of fragrances/scents into your atmosphere. In the cases of relaxing, consider using natural or organic essential oils to help bring harmony to your space. Scents, such as Lavender, Jasmine, Vanilla & Peppermint allows for the body to calm down, relax and just be in a state of real tranquility.
Make Sure to get a good night’s sleep. Now that you have meditated, prayed, written in your journal, unplugged and your diffuser is now running in the background; you should be able to get a very good night’s sleep easily. (add a few drops of lavender to your pillow case if need be.) You have taken all of the steps to put your body in a state of relaxation that it is easy to now fall a sleep without worry about tomorrow. Sweet dreams!
In this day and age where everything is moving so fast and everyone wants everything their way without empathy or sympathy for others; it is imperative that you take care of one’s self so that you can be around for a long time. It is no wonder people are dropping off this earth like flies; they have not mastered how to destress and have fallen victim to diseases and other elements, many that started with their emotions that led to the silent killer Stress. It’s not too late to work on and better you so that you can live your life and Just Be. Take a few deep breathes and know all is well and good with you if you change your perspective and learn how to manage stress.