Any time you feel uncomfortable, confused, angry or anxious you can also expect to feel stressed. Once these feelings creep in, you may focus all your energy on them, increasing stress. Use the following tips to eradicate stress from your life.
Number your stress level from 1-10. Start with minor issues as a 1, all the way up to catastrophes at a 10. Try to eliminate the stress associated with anything of average importance or below.
Practicing good health care will help you to not stress out as much. If you are questioning your health, you are more likely to be worried or stressed about it, and not doing enough to take care of your health in the first place can cause a lot of issues along the way. Get regular physicals and screenings so you can stay healthy, happy, and stress-free.
Consider using a different word when you want to refer to “stress”. The more you tell yourself that you are feeling stressed, the more stressed you will become. Using the word, either out loud or in your head, will just make you more stressed, so find a substitute and use it instead.
Smelling pleasant aromas can help you deal with stress. The scents of essential oils like chamomile, eucalyptus, thyme and peppermint can have a powerful calming effect. All you need to do is put some rock salt and a few drops of oil in a vial. When you are feeling stressed, open the vial and take a whiff.
Some activities that seem to be harmless can actually increase or cause stress. Spending hours in front of the TV or playing video games in an effort to unwind deprives you of time that could be spent in pursuit healthy stress relieving activities. Don’t neglect important activities like eating or sleeping in favor of less important activities.
Taking a long, warm bath is a wonderful method for relieving tension and stress. Light candles, add scented oils, lay back and let your worries float away. Furthermore, you can use this time to listen to relaxing music or read a book. A long soak in the tub can help you to let go of the day’s stress.
Take a deep breath before you react to any stressful situation. Take a moment by yourself to count out ten deep breaths before trying to tackle the issue at hand. This can determine whether you are seen as calm and collected or emotional and out of control.
Stress often leads to more stress, and many people find themselves caught in a cycle of anxiety that may be more than they can deal with. Ones you start to handle the stress you are experiencing, and move toward a more positive direction, you are going to find that as you lose stress, the less stressed you fel.