Often stress will manifest when we carry over yesterday’s concerns into today. This accumulation results in a high-stress level of living. Therefore, we must be able to “dump” all of our problems from the previous day (or days) and concentrate wholly on our today.
So here are three stress-busting tips.
- Stress-Busting Tip #1
Resolve right now to release every thought from yesterday and be only mindful of the now…. this thought only…this breath…this moment. Take in three deep breaths and slowly release each one.
At the same time, feel each and every concern, every problem, and every unresolved moment, begin to dissolve. You can deal with them at a later time. For now, you are only to be in this very moment.
Now go to your quiet inner place. Go deep inside to a place where you feel that you are at peace, and then relax and breathe in deeply and enjoy the feeling of being at one and peace within yourself.
Use this special time and place to be calm. Free your mind and body of worry, regret, disappointment, anger, and grief.
- Stress-Busting Tip #2
Next, think of one particular act, such as dusting a room, taking a quick stroll, stretching your body, and do that one simple thing. All the while, your mind is quiet and calm, and you are in your special place within.
Practice this act of quiet and calm each day, and you will see that you will accomplish so much more. At the first sign of being stressed, go back to this mindful, quiet place and start all over again until you have reached your inner place of calm.
- Stress-Busting Tip #3
The very best thing that you can do for yourself is eat, drink and rest – to your health!
Stress is quickly brought on by not eating and drinking properly. When you don’t get the number of hours of sleep you need each night, you are only setting yourself up for additional stress.
Limit the amount of salt, sugar, caffeine, and alcohol in your diet. Drink plenty of clean, pure water each day and do at least moderate exercise each day. This will breathe new life into your skin, hair and will nourish all of your vital organs.
Take time to breathe! Take a deep belly breath to send pure oxygen to all of your body. Laugh, smile, and then laugh some more. It is food for the soul! Even if you don’t feel like it, try it, your body will respond with some hormones to help you out, and soon you will feel the smile or the laugh. Spend time doing the things that please you most. Engage in healthy and fulfilling relationships.
When we are content and living a balanced life, everyday stresses seem to pale in comparison. And when stress does come knocking, we are much better equipped to handle it.
While we are going to have stress in our lives, we don’t have to be at the effect of it. Learning to let go of stress is one of the best gifts you can give yourself and your life!