14 Ways To Take The Stress Away…… Part 2
What is Stress?
Stress is your body’s way of responding to a physical or emotional demand. Everyone experiences increased stress levels at one time or another. In fact, the body’s ability to react to stressful situations and deal with threats is critical to our survival. However, when one is under long term stress caused by on-going situations such as work or family problems, financial concerns, etc. the body will be in a constant heighten state – a state which has harmful effects on many bodily systems including the immune system, cardiovascular system, endocrine system, reproductive system to name just a few.
So below is part 2 of my 2 part stress article, if you haven’t read part 1 yet click here….
As well as the self-esteem boost you get from a good old snog, Kissing is a known stress-reliever. Studies say that Passionate kissing relieves tension, reduces negative energy and produces a sense of wellbeing, lowering your cortisol ‘stress’ hormone.
So if you ever needed an excuse to give a loved one a kiss, now’s the time!
This one is definitely one of the more fun stress relievers and is my personal favourite , Sex can be a fantastic stress reliever, as it incorporates many other stress relief ingredients such as breathing, touch and social connection. With orgasm endorphins and other beneficial chemicals are released, leaving you positively stress free.
Physical Activity helps in Bumping up your feel good neurotransmitters, your endorphins. These little beauties are what leave us feeling amazing after a good workout. Although exercise increases your endorphin output, it still put the body under stress when done in long slow bouts, my suggestion would be using short and sharp exercise sessions.
11.Listen to music:
Listening to soothing music that relaxes your body and elevates your mind can significantly reduce how much stress you feel. Relaxation music helps you connect to your inner peace. When you quiet your thoughts and feel your source of peace within, it’s like having a stress-proof field around you. Reducing stress not only makes you feel much better, it can also bring improved health.
There are numerous effective ways to use visualization to relieve stress. This technique is great for people who feel a significant amount of general stress and would like to quickly feel more relaxed. It can work just about anywhere and takes only a few minutes.
Here’s how! ……….
1.Find a quiet place where you can rest and think for a few minutes.
2.Get into a comfortable position that allows you to breathe easily and relax your muscles.
3.Close your eyes and breathe slowly and deeply. As you breathe in, imagine that you are ‘inhaling peace,’ that is, imagine that peace is filling you up, coming in through your lungs and circulating around your body.
4. As you exhale, visualize all the stress and negativity leaving your body through your nose and mouth. After several repetitions, you should feel your stress significantly lessened.
13. do something you love! –
When I say do something you love I mean something that excites you! Something that your passionate about! And makes you feel happy, These things are probably the most important things to do in life, but still as we get older we seem to drift away from them.
An example of this with me is playing the guitar, or playing football, these are both things I love doing and increase the feel good feeling and reduce stress in my life.
14. be yourself –
I’ve fallen into this trap before, trying to be something I’m not just to impress certain people, but by not being yourself your actually stressing yourself out, it’s like going on stage for the day, even the world’s best actors would struggle to perform solid from 9-5, this eventually takes its toll on you.
Even if you are a bit rough round the edges, people should love you for who you really are!
Before you can be anything, you have to be yourself. That’s the hardest thing to find.”
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
― Oscar Wilde
So there we have it guys!! most of the stuff on here is so basic, so no excuse not to get stuck in and have a go at some of the techniques,
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