Stress is a inevitable component of life. You have two options in dealing with it; you can either let it rust out and infect all the other aspects of your daily routine, or you can maintain it accordingly to have a smooth ride all the way to success. Nevertheless, no matter how much work you put into keeping things on course, it's almost impossible to avoid unwanted detours along the way! For that reason, here are 7 stress relief tips that you can utilize to get back on track.
1. Kick things off with 'The Relaxation Response'.
Since stress is unavoidable you need to learn ways to protect yourself from the 'wear and tear' scenarios. By simply relaxing into a deep rest you enable your whole system to go back to optimum functioning after having a gruelling battle with everyday stressors. Benefits include:
* Reduced stress hormones
* Lowered heart rate and blood pressure
* Relaxed muscles
* Increased energy, focus, and resistance
* Relief of aches and pains
* Improved problem-solving skills
* Increased motivation and productivity
2. Start your engine right.
Knowing stress management methods is not enough on its own. You have to learn the basics and build on them. You will need to devote some time and patience in order to perfect each skill necessary to make your sessions work. On average, 10 to 20 minutes can provide you with stress-busting experiences, but, if you are the type that is eager for maximum results, 30 minutes to an hour will prove very worthwhile.
3. Don't neglect the small stuff.
You have to make sure that no stone is left unturned so that continuity and maintenance of the program is certain. In terms of your daily routine, make sure you factor in enough time for your stressnrelieving sessions. An effective move will be to incorporate your practices in your everyday activities. Effective performance can be achieved during the hours of the day when you are active and alert. Do not push things when you are tired or sleepy.
4. This time you can be selfish.
In order to maximize each session you have to go with a technique that appeals to you. Take into consideration your particular needs, fitness level, perception, and beliefs. Decide on whether you want absolute solitude or interactive adventures. You will be able to achieve more with less effort if you execute each portion of the program wholeheartedly.
5. Hit it deep.
Deep breathing has long been a common tool for relaxation enthusiasts, but can only provide positive results when performed properly. The core of this method does not really rely on the position but more on the anatomical part that is utilized. Make sure that deep breaths are done via your abdomen. By doing so, you will get more oxygen resulting in reduced tension, shortness of breath, and anxiety.
6. Get a clear tension picture.
You can use progressive muscle relaxation to gain significant familiarity of how tension and relaxation produces sensations and feelings in various parts of the body. This is the reason why this technique is done systematically from the feet, going up to the face. Here is the basic sequence of movements from one muscle group to another:
* Right foot to left foot
* Right calf to left calf
* Right thigh to left thigh
* Hips and buttocks
* Right arm and hand
* Left arm and hand
* Neck and shoulders
7. Go for a trifecta of meditation.
Mindfulness is a method that can be done in three ways. 'Body Scan' offers the opportunity to feel out your body without the involvement of tension and relaxation which means you don't have to look at the good and bad side. 'Walking Meditation' lets you focus on the sensation of each step and the involvement of your interaction with the external factors involved such as the wind or the ground. Instead of aimlessly gulping on your food when you're stressed out go for 'Mindful Eating; and increase the taste, aroma, and satisfaction with each bite.
About the author, Edward Laing: CEO at pzizz technology limited , responsible for the creative development of pzizz, the bringing together and project management of the team, as well as the multi-million pound investment necessary to bring the project to fruition.
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