Last Updated on August 15, 2023 by Ade Aprilia
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Globally, 35% of the world’s population is stressed, and nearly 84% of Americans said they felt stressed at least one day in the week on a constant basis. But is stress all that easy to avoid?
While you cannot avoid stressors in your life altogether, you can control how you respond to stress and how you alleviate it. Stress will impact people in different ways, from increasing or decreasing their appetite, making them withdrawn and isolated, it can cause them to act out of character and impacting their ability to carry out regular day-to-day functions, it can make them physically ill, and can be a massive influence in whether or not a person develops depression.
Learning how to effectively manage your stress levels and put coping mechanisms in place can help you to lessen the impact stressful events have on your mental and physical health.
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These tips can be worth trying out, ready for when needed.
1. Letting Go of Your Emotions
We live in challenging times and these times require new and powerful ways to help us to respond appropriately to what life throws at us. Letting go allows us to make space for new and exciting experiences, adventures, and memories.
Letting go brings us inner peace.
No matter where you are in your life right now, be sure that you can turn things around fast and achieve your dreams.
As you let go of the death grip of sabotaging thoughts and feelings, you will find it easier to stick to your goals and manifest your dreams.
Letting go allows you to view the external world with new eyes, so you’re ready to create and live the life you have always dreamt about.
Imagine what your life would be like if you were able to continue to make choice after choice that is aligned with your highest self. You will laugh a lot more and have a lot more fun in life.
In short, your emotional baggage will drop off of you, and the beauty, joy, love, and peace that are your true nature will shine through more and more.
And when sometimes life might not be as easy as you wanted it to be, you can comfortably let the emotional baggage go – just like when you decide to drop the pen.
You can learn to let go using the Sedona Method — a simple, easy-to-learn method for letting go of any uncomfortable or unwanted feeling, thought, or belief instantaneously.
Meditation is a practice of clearing your mind and improving your focus. Easier said than done. Meditation can help you to relax, reduce stress, lower anxiety, and help you to remain focused in the here and now. Meditation is the art of focusing on one thing at a time. For example, that can be your breath, an object, a feeling or sensation, or a state of mind. You push everything else out and think of only that.
Getting started is pretty straightforward, but transcending to a place where you can remove stress and invite happiness via meditation can take time and practice. Start off slowly by closing your eyes and telling yourself to breathe in and breathe out for around 20 minutes to practice. From here, you can look at courses or join an online meditation group to help you further develop your skills and benefit from everything meditation offers.
When you think of exercise, does your head automatically go to the gym? Exercise isn’t just about hitting the gym and pushing your body to its limits. You can exercise in many different ways, but exercise has long been proven to be an effective source of stress relief. Exercise and physical activity release endorphins, the brain’s natural painkiller and sleep-improving hormone, which enhance your mood, allowing you to better deal with stressors in your life. Exercise also reduces the body’s stress hormones, cortisol, and adrenaline, giving you that all-important mental health boost.
4. Quit Bad Habits
Alcohol and drug taking are both linked to stress levels and can be the cause of stress and the way people deal with stress at the same time. It is important to remember that alcohol is a depressant, so if you are trying to fight your stress levels by drinking your worries away, chances are you will only make yourself feel worse and get a hangover in the process. The same can be said for certain drugs. While these stimulants can be effective in the short term, over time, they can become another problem in and of themselves, increasing stress levels and affecting your mental and physical health too.
5. Work With Professionals
Reducing stress levels isn’t easy and is something you need to practice until you decide to let go of your emotion. If you need help with that, you can book coaching sessions with me here.
How did you deal with stress?
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