How to Stop Stress
Stop stress! Stress is more than just unpleasant. It’s downright dangerous! It is critical in today’s world to take time to reduce your stress and to develop healthy stress management strategies. Try these 10 relaxation techniques today to stop your stress from taking over. Use them whenever you feel that tension coming on.
10 Ways To Stop Stress In An Instant
(Avoid Stress/ Control Your Stress with These Tips)
This really helps if the things stressing you out are in the room or related to it. Just get out for a little while. Take a pause or do some deep breathing. In Tara Brach’s book, Radical Acceptance, she teaches about just how effective the “pause” can be.
2. Take five deep breaths through your nose.
Close your eyes and pay attention only to your breathing while doing this. This is like a mini-meditation and can effectively lower heart rate and reduce stress.
3. Take a hot shower.
The hot water relaxes your muscles as do the break from more stressful activities helps too.
4. Drink chamomile tea.
Chamomile tea has a calming effect on the nerves and the act of brewing a cup of tea is a stress reducer in and of itself.
5. Stop and watch your mind.
Often if you can spot the stressors lurking just below the surface (hunger, worry, a phone call you need to make), you can resolve them and feel more relaxed.
You already know from experience that this helps you relax. Even the act of forcing a smile can help you to relax.
7. Listen to relaxing music.
Keep your favorite relaxation music at the office or wherever you’ll need it most. Music can have a profound influence on mood.
8. Take a walk.
This is one of the best relaxation techniques you can apply even if you only have ten minutes to spare. The outdoors provide instant relaxation.
9. Get a hug.
Hugging releases oxytocin and is an immediate mood booster. Hug someone and be hugged today.
10. Break your routine.
Anything that breaks you out of your habitual patterns can relieve stress. Get a breath of fresh air.
Bonus: Evaluate your nutrition.
Nutritional deficiencies arise from stress and then create more stress too. Evaluate yourself for key nutritional elements including vitamin B, D, C, and Magnesium deficiencies. Optimal nutrition helps your body manage stress much more effectively.