7 Easy Stress Busters
23rd November 2018 / Health
7 Easy Stress Busters
The crucial thing to remember with stress is that everyone is different. While the symptoms of stress are often the same - trouble sleeping or focusing, feeling anxious or burnt out - our reasons for feeling stressed vary, as will our ways of dealing with it. That said, there are several steps you can take to make your life a little more stress-free.
Keep healthy and active
Exercising can be a major stress-reliever for some people. Exercising causes the body to release chemicals called endorphins, which trigger a positive feeling in your body and consequently lift your mood. Exercise also provides a welcome distraction to someone who is stressed out – it gives you a chance to think about something else for an hour or so and clear your head. If intense exercise sounds more like a chore than a fun past time, you could always start slowly by going for a walk in the countryside or through the park to help clear your head and calm any stressful feelings. People often find that simply going outside and spending some time in nature works wonders for their mood and stress levels.
Try and stay positive
We can all agree it’s easier said than done but try to stay positive about your situation. Remember that you are in control of your life and your decisions and that, although it may not seem like it, you always have a choice. There will always be somebody worse off than you and it’s worth remembering this so as not to catastrophise your situation.
Speak to friends and family
Speaking to friends and family about your problems is basically a free form of therapy. Sharing some of your deepest worries and stresses with someone else can help you to see if these problems really do need to be worried about so much and also if there is an easy, obvious solution that you may be missing. If you’re someone who finds it hard to open up, you don’t have to spill all, your stress levels can be greatly reduced simply by spending time with friends and family, being social and taking your mind off things for a while.
DON’T bury your head in the sand
That being said, try and face your problems and find a solution, rather than turning to unhealthy habits to try and distract yourself. Alcohol, for example, may be enjoyed in moderation but it should not be seen as a solution to your stressful situation. If you are able to change your situation, try and do so – take a proactive approach.
Learn to prioritise
This point can be transferred from the workplace to your private life. In the same way that you tackle the seemingly Everest-sized pile of work on your desk in manageable bite-sizes, you can transfer these skills to your private life. Write down a weekly or even daily list of things that need to get done and build yourself up a timeline of tasks with deadlines. Remember to schedule in enough ‘me-time’ – this could be as simple as setting aside time for a 20 minute bubble bath soak or scheduling in a banana bread baking session. The latter always works for me!
These goals could be fitness related, work related or completely random – like waking up before your alarm clock twice a week or taking the longer route to work through the park. The process of setting a goal and sticking to it can inject some determination and motivation into your life. This can often be a healthy distraction and the kick you need to find a solution to your stress and problems.
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