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Stress is a part of modern-day living.
Many of us appreciate how stressful it is trying to juggle all the different areas of our lives and keep everyone happy. Trying to have it all, a business, family and personal life demands a lot of time and organization. If one of those areas starts to become especially problematic, through relationship difficulties, health issues, pressures at work, then the stress levels can become overwhelming and impact on our general health and well being.
Let's look at stress and how it can affect our health and wellbeing:
Balance is an important component in achieving a healthy quality of life.
When people talk about work/life balance it is appreciated that sometimes life can become out of balance. Urgent deadlines, family responsibilities, conflicting demands on our time all generate additional stress.
Finding ways to think clearly at these times, keep some semblance of control, assess what is going on and determine the best way forward allows stress to be managed even if it cannot be eradicated. Hypnotherapy can help to manage stress, become more assertive and maintain clearer thinking.
Sleep is often affected by stress.
Waking up in the morning after a disturbed night's sleep can start the new day feeling tired, preoccupied, unwell. Introduce a regular hour to relax before bed and allow your mind to calm and settle, to prepare for a healthy night's sleep. Hypnotherapy can also be a way to support your commitment to relaxing and sleeping well.
Food can become an issue when you are stressed
Feeling too busy to shop or eat properly, going for long periods without eating, surviving on coffee or snacks and junk food. They may not find the time to cook properly, living instead on pre-chilled supermarket meals or takeaways. But when a person is living in a stressful environment food and nutrition are especially important.
Regular breaks are an effective way of managing stress
And minimizing how it can affect our health and wellbeing. Human beings tend to work in ninety minutes bursts of concentration. After that we may notice that our concentration wanes, we become distracted, irritable, tired. Taking a ten-minute break to go for a drink of water, some fruit or a breath of fresh air can be enough to recharge the batteries and enable us to return with renewed energy, focus and clearer thinking.
Mental and physical effort are equally important to provide balance of our health and wellbeing.
If we are going through a time of intense mental strain or emotional distress, physical exercise can provide a valuable way to manage the stress and generate good feelings through endorphins. Conversely if tough physical effort is required following it with mental exercise can be an effective stress management technique and help reinstate balance.
Appreciating that we need to be responsible and take care of ourselves, of our health and wellbeing is especially important during times of intense stress. Ensuring that we plan, consider our needs, take care to eat well, exercise regularly, sleep, have time for friends, family and fun are all ways to support ourselves through especially stressful periods. Hypnotherapy can also provide valuable support at these times.
Here are some ways to reduce stress and helps you enjoy a better life.
A simple as deep breathing can be your way of letting out some of the stress in your everyday life. Learn to practice deep breathing before you tackle a big job or face a tough challenge.
Laughing does not only allow you to eliminate stress, it also allows you to breathe deeply and get rid of all worries in your life.
Regular walking for example do not only help you eliminate everyday stress but also help you in maintaining good health, good weight, and keep you in shape as well.
Sit up straight
Poor posture when you're sitting can result in tension, headaches, back pain, or lack of focus. Try to be aware of your posture and correct it.
Align your ears over your shoulders. Raise both arms straight up, along side your ears. Remember to keep your ears aligned! Bend forearms toward shoulders to touch your shoulder blades. Do 10 repetitions with both arms, then alternate 10 reps for each arm separately. Align ears with shoulders. Raise both arms out to sides at shoulder length. Hold for a slow count of ten. Slowly lower arms to sides, counting ten as you lower. Slowly raise arms back to shoulder height, counting to ten as you raise arms. Do ten reps, constantly checking your alignment! If ten reps are too many to start, do as many as you can. You should at least feel a slight fatigue in the shoulder muscles.
Probably one of the easiest or simplest ways to reduce stress that most people go for these days is to get a good massage. However, it is important that you also make sure that you go to a professional masseuse so that you will be ensured of a proper procedure.
Another one of the simplest and easiest ways to reduce stress and help you feel energized is to use the power of smell. Aromatherapy can be done at home and can be done by yourself, so invest a little on aromatherapy oils or scents to get rid of your stress.
Reiki is an old Japanese technique that allows you to get rid of the stress in your life with just simply the laying of hands or palm healing. The technique has been found to be one effective way to reduce stress in life and in attracting happiness and abundance as well. If you want to try oriental techniques in getting rid of stress, you may want to try reiki.
Enjoy life and do what you truly love. You can find good friends or family members and immerse yourselves in great conversation over a cup of tea. Or hit the gym together and do a full hour of workout. For something less intense, simply walk around the park and keep each other company.
Other times, you can do what you like, do it alone, and away from everything. Don't let every day issues and their noise interfere in your moment of relaxation. Only you can decide what this activity is: reading, painting; it can be any hobby in the world.
At the end of day - just enjoy life!
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