Stress affects everyone. Stress comes in many forms. It is also responsible for many health problems. this blog post we are going to examine six ways to relieve stress in your body. Many times we get caught up in the things that are happening in our everyday lives.
Everyday our devices throw information at us. We get notifications every minute. From YouTube to twitter, Facebook, google plus, Instagram and the list goes on and on. We also get a lot of negative information through news channels. There are so many avenues and distractions that it it is easy to become overwhelmed and stressed. You have to guard your mind every day, because you are the steward. you are responsible for what goes into your head.
Don’t allow negative thoughts inside your head. They attract more negative thoughts and they end up having a party inside your head leaving you more stressed.
Without a doubt, meditation is one of the best strategies for stress relief. It helps to clear your mind and fights anxiety. Stress generally comes from overthinking and not getting what we expect from life. One thing to recognize is that stress does not come from our environment. It comes from the interpretation of our environment. This means we are responsible for our stress.
One man could lose an arm and be stressed out about it. Another could be thanking god that he had a second chance at life. It’s all about how we interpret stress.
Remember that nothing has any meaning except the meaning that you give it. Here’s an example: if you told someone good morning and they didn’t respond you could interpret as if they did not respect you.
The Reality is they could be having a bad morning and it had nothing to do with you. You Assumed it did. Many people misinterpret signals in life and respond in a negative way. They could choose to interpret them in a positive way.
Science proves that exercise can relieve stress. This is because it releases endorphins into the bloodstream. Endorphins are the feel-good hormone. If you feel stressed go for a walk or run and sweat it out then take a shower. You will be surprised at how good you feel. Exercise also helps to pump blood around the body at a faster rate. This means that more oxygen gets to the brain. More oxygen means a clearer mind.
When you exercise you can also expect a better quality of sleep because your body becomes more relaxed. this is because exercise removes toxins from your body leaving you in a healthier state. Physical activity is also great because it helps you to perform deep diaphragmatic breathing. This is great for your lungs and entire physiology because it helps your body absorb more oxygen. It also helps to clear your mind, removing your focus of negative thoughts effectively changing your state.
Create family time
Human beings were never made to be alone. We all need people to lean on. And who better to lean on than family. It has been proven by science that people who are more social are less stressed and have a more positive outlook on life. Play games with your family and build that bond. You will be surprised at how good you feel.
You can also go out with friends who are positive. Socializing with people who have that positive energy about them will transfer that positive energy to you.
Have a hobby
When we have hobbies we have a more positive outlook on life. People who are creative tend to be more happy. Find something that you like doing. It could be painting ,writing or creating videos. Hobbies provide a nice break from the routine of work. Research shows that people who engage in Hobbies have lower blood pressure and lower cortisol levels. Cortisol is known as the stress hormone. A hobby is spending time on something you love.
Get a Massage
Getting a massage is a good way to relieve stress in the body. During everyday activities we use our muscles. but after a while tension builds up in the body. Your muscles may even develop knots especially if you a sitting at a desk all day. What a massage does is help to free up the tension in your muscles that build up and cause you to feel stressed. According to webMD massages can help to ease headaches back pain, to relieve tension and helps you relax.
relieve stress with yoga
Yoga helps reduce cortisol levels. It combines physical poses, breathing and meditation to reduce stress and relieve tension. It is great because it involves the use of our diaphragm in exercises.
According to active.com stress floods your body with cortisol also known as the stress hormone. Deep breathing exercises in yoga also called pranayama yoga, relieves stress by lowering cortisol levels.
I recommend yoga for piece of mind. If you suffer from anxiety and you find yourself worrying a lot this is a good way to free up some of your mental RAM and clear your head. It is not healthy to stay stressed for extended periods. Stress can raise your blood pressure and has other negative effects on your health.
Stress can be good
Believe it or not stress can actually be good for you. Imagine what life would be like if you had nothing to challenge you? how would you grow and develop? the problem is that stress can become overwhelming if you don’t find an avenue of release. It may be a good idea to develop some form of stress relief schedule. You can also incorporate some or even all these tips into your life and watch as you become a more stress free person.
Life is short, so don’t waste it on stress and anxiety whether about the past or the future. You have no effect on that especially the past. what you can do is live in the NOW and focus on one thing at a time (Multitasking is Over Rated). After all you are more effective that way. Anyway let me know what you think. Do you have any more tips to relieve stress? I’m sure I missed a few. Leave a comment below and until next post peace.