Often stress will manifest when we carry over yesterday’s concerns into our present-day concerns. An accumulation will almost always end up in a high-stress level. 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 3 stress-busting tips
Stress-Busting Tip #1
Resolve to release every thought from yesterday and be only mindful of the now; this thought only, this breath, this moment. Take in three very deep breaths and slowly release each one.
At the same time, you feel every concern, problem, and 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 at peace, relax, 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 rocking your baby, taking a quick stroll, raking the leaves, and doing that one simple thing. All the while, your mind is quiet and calm, and you are in your special place.
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 again until you have reached your inner place of calm.
Stress-Busting Tip #3
The very best thing you can do for yourself is to eat, drink and rest – for 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 and hair and nourish all of your vital organs.
Take time to breathe correctly! Take deep belly breaths to send pure oxygen to all of your body. Laugh and then laugh some more. It is food for the soul! Spend time doing the things that please you most. Engage in healthy and fulfilling relationships and work on problems that would erode your closeness with someone special.
When we are content and living a balanced life, everyday stresses seem to pale, and we are better equipped to deal with the unexpected.
You can take control today! Isolate only one particular stressor in your life and work on it until you regain control. At the very least, have some new hope!