Not Your Regular, Superficial Stress Tips – Part One
Stress does a number on your body, whether you recognize it or not. It can do damage now, and damage you may not see or feel for years. If you let stress control your life, it can lead to problems like forgetting things, heart ailments, feeling constantly exhausted, and even weight issues! The best way to decrease your chances of these types of problems is learn how to manage your stress. Here are some tips you may want to try, even if they are a little out of the ordinary.
If you want to control how you feel, you may want to consider hypnosis. You can hypnotize yourself, or you can have a professional do it for you. Either way, it can train your body to respond differently when stressful situations arise. Instead of feeling anxiety, you can feel yourself getting tired and wanting to rest so that your body can better manage the situation at hand. All you have to do is decide on the life strategies you want to focus on and set your goals to make those strategies real.
Writing in a journal or diary can be an incredibly effective way of combating stress. Instead of allowing your brain to struggle with all of those emotions on its own, you can get them out. When you write out your emotions, you have the ability to label them, which lets you better manage them. By putting a name together with how you feel, you regain the control the situation was trying to take from you, and even Harvard agrees with that result.
There are many known benefits of meditation, both in controlling stress and in learning how to better control your life. This can be done on its own by just sitting and focusing on something meaningful to you for a few minutes each day. Also, this can be done in combination with other activities, such as Yoga or breathing exercises. The goal is to focus on what is stressing you out, and visualizing the solution you need to help the stress dissipate from your life. Meditation also has the sideline benefit of helping you learn how to grow spiritually, which can also keep stress down.
It really is no laughing matter just how helpful laughing is at reducing stress. It provides some serious benefits. Whenever you laugh, you alleviate tension in your body. This allows you to maintain better control and keep a grip on yourself despite the stress you may be going through. You can go out and take in a local comedy show, watch a funny television program, or even just go out for an evening with some of your funniest friends. Just make sure you laugh as much as you can if you want to avoid the effects of stress in your life.
Do you want more tips on how to most effectively manage stress in your life? Then read on to part two of our series on unorthodox stress tips and see what other options you may find!