Would You Like Less Stress In Your Life?
As one stressed-out person to another, I know how it feels, and believe me there are many variants when it comes to stress.
Coping with life, and carrying the problems that may or may not belong to you can scratch away the little joy and happiness that you can carry once you head out that door.
There are several ways to manage stress, and eventually remove it out of your life one of these days.
So I’ll try to divide it into a seven-day course for you and I promise it’s not going to be too taxing on the body or on the mind.
Practice These Steps Over The Following Week
1. Acknowledge stress is good. Make stress your friend! Based on the body’s natural “fight or flight” response, that burst of energy will enhance your performance at the right moment. I’ve yet to see a top sportsman totally relaxed before a big competition. Use stress wisely to push yourself that little bit harder when it counts most.
2. Avoid stress sneezers. Stressed people sneeze stress germs indiscriminately and before you know it, you are infected too!
Protect yourself by recognizing stress in others and limiting your contact with them. Or if you’ve got the inclination, play stress doctor and teach them how to better manage themselves.
3. Learn from the best. When people around are losing their head, who keeps calm? What are they doing differently? What is their attitude? What language do they use? Are they trained and experienced?
Figure it out from afar or sit them down for a chat. Learn from the best stress managers and copy what they do.
4. Practice socially acceptable heavy breathing. This is something I’ve learned from a gym instructor: You can trick your body into relaxing by using heavy breathing. Breathe in slowly for a count of 7 then breathe out for a count of 11. Repeat the 7-11 breathing until your heart rate slows down, your sweaty palms dry off and things start to feel more normal.
You may also want to consider giving meditation a try. When meditations are combined with breathing exercises, the power they have when it comes to relieving stress is remarkable. Click below to get some great meditations as a free gift.