Nowadays, stress is the reason why people are tired, irritated, and unhappy. The children are the exception. They know how to enjoy life until somebody spoils and interrupts the being without worries.
The stress is suitable for a short time. If stressful situations repeat time after time, we cannot recover from constant tension.
Fortunately, there are plenty of ways how to correct our view towards stress and reduced consequences. These values are disturbed sleep, nervousness, tiredness, and fear.
Why Do We Worry?
When we understand the reason for problems, we can take action. If we can not change the situation, we do not need to worry. We can adjust our view of the problem. For example, if the rain does not stop during vacation, we plan activities inside the house or hotel. We can go to concerts or meet old friends, visit new cities instead of complains about the sunny beach.
Sometimes we afraid to open letter because we expect bad news. Always is healthier to know what is going on compared with uncertain worries.
When we are aware, why do we worry, we can take action and take care of problems. Sometimes our imagination takes over. The quiet mind is helpful when we want to make the right decisions.
Ancestors hundred years ago fought with predators and invaders. They were ready to protect families and the country. Deep inside, we still have this sense of protection. This feeling of security takes over our ordinary thoughts when we d not think and react calmly and transparently.
We must understand that in every situation is the solution to problems.
We must get a grip, evaluate the situation, and think logically. Of course, if something horrible happens, we must react fast and follow intuition and common sense.
Increase the Physical Activity
Exercises are helpful in various ways. They prepare us to be resilient and healthy. Practices distract us from problems. Our minds can rest. After the break, we can make the right decisions.
Think About The Worst Situation
Sometimes we afraid to face problems. We imagine the worst scenarios and stress out without evaluating situations. When we know that can happen in the most severe case we can stop, face it and start to think about how we can find the best escape route from the horrible or unpleasant situation.
Put Worries on the Sheet of Paper
Write down on the piece of paper thoughts about stressful situations, concerns, fear of uncertainty. This action helps to see problems from a different angle. You distant yourself from issues and leave the burden on the sheet of paper. It is a way to look from the perspective of finding solutions on how to reduce stress acting as the outsider.
Do Not Forget To Breathe
I remember this phrase from the movie ” Shall we dance?” when Jennifer Lopez reminded Richard Gere to breathe before the dance at the ballroom of the dance competition. We can learn how to breathe from various books, or we must be aware of the importance breathe in the right way.
We need oxygen for our brain. Without it, we can not think clearly and make the right decisions on how to act in one or other situations.
Make the Visualization A Part Of Your Daily Life
We calm down when we listen to sounds of rain or waves of the ocean. We relaxed when we heard songs of birds or favorite musicians. We must find what do we like and use it to improve the quality of life.
We can find a few minutes for the visualization of a quiet beach or meadow. These pictures will transfer us and will help to reduce worries and stress.
People have different tastes and ways to achieve a state of calmness and contentment. We must find what works for us and use the method of visualization to relieve stress and fear.
Turn Off News On TV
I appreciate the advice from Timothy Ferriss in his famous book ” The 4-Hour Workweek“. The author asks about latest events when he eats breakfast at cafeteria or visits shop. If something extraordinary happened, he would hear about it from the waiter.
When we watch the news on TV, we add a significant portion of stress to our plate of worries. We can not change what happens in the world. We can change ourselves being the best humans and serving others.
Do Not Waste The Time On The Details
When we see a big picture, and we do not concentrate on small details, we can escape stressful situations. We know where do we go, and we focus on our goals.
We can divide our day into tasks and finish them one by one. In this way, we do not have time to worry because our jobs must be done as we scheduled them.
The Mantra And Affirmations
The mantra and affirmations help us to focus on and relieve stress and fear. We repeat words or sentences our subconscious mind remembers it. We can pick words which bring calmness and peace to our lives. I like the phrase: ” It will pass.”
The Right Nutrition
You would think that you know that is good for you to eat. It would be wonderful if people would recognize the role of nutrition in all areas of life. The stress is not an exception. Plenty of us looks for refugee in refrigerator or counter. Coffee and donuts sound tremendous, but blood pressure can get up, and sugar levels can reach critical numbers. Knowing the golden rule that everything in moderation could help to relieve stress. However, who from us could tell that we know limits? Not me. Fortunately, I know my weak spots. I try to be conscious and avoid making mistakes.
Organic food and clean water can keep our bodies in the balance. However, we need to use food supplements. Why? The soil depleted. Farmers do not mineralize soil giving Earth back that they took from her. Minerals, vitamins, and enzymes are vital to keeping the body in balance and shape. For example, magnesium is an essential mineral to prevent depression and migraines at bay.
Let Wrap Up
You can manage stress and relieve it using affordable and straightforward ways. These ten ways are:
- Evaluation of the situation
- Knowing about the origin of fear
- Learning how to breathe properly
- Writing down problems and looking for solutions
- Using visualization as the way to positivity and relief of tension
- Avoiding news and negative people, especially before sleep
- Seeing a big picture without being tangled in little details
- Contemplating on positive affirmations
- Paying attention to the right nutrition
What works for you? Do you have any methods on how to reduce or remove stress from life? I would be glad to hear from you.