5 Practical Ways To Ease Stress

Sunday, December 31, 2017

5 Practical Ways To Ease Stress

Ease stress with the help of these 5 techniques so you can make way for wholesome living that is unique to you.

Stress is an inevitable component of the modern lifestyle. Many people, regardless of their occupation constantly suffer from psychological pressures and anxieties daily. Deadlines, traffic jams, misunderstandings with colleagues and quarrels at home can make us feel depressed and blue. While some people tend to neglect and hide their negative emotions hoping they will just go away, YOU, on the other hand, are ready to master yourself by learning how to manage your stress effectively so you can approach your life in a balanced and wholesome way.

In this post, you will discover FIVE stress management techniques to help you to start your exciting journey on the path of self-empowerment.

1. Mindfulness

This meditative technique has been practiced in the East for several thousand years. The point of mindfulness is to focus on your breathing and inner monologue, listening to the flow of thoughts. Steve Jobs was the first person in the Western corporate culture who experienced the effectiveness of such practices. And the editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington described this technique as a method of combating professional burnout.

How to reduce stress with mindfulness?

Sit cross-legged in a quiet place, preferably on a low cushion, to reduce the burden on the back. Take a deep breath. Close your eyes, listen to your inner voice. The mind can sweep a stream of thoughts, but do not try to stop it. Just watch them as you would watch clouds passing through the blue sky. If you are concerned about your academic tasks, you can get assignment help so you can lessen your anxiety. Sit in that position until you feel your body is relaxed and mind clear of excessive thoughts. You can start practicing mindfulness for 5-10 minutes a day and slowly increasing your sessions up to 1 hours a day.

2. Coloring

Art-related activity is good for our mental health. Not only does it help to develop creativity, it also allows the mind to “turn off” thinking processes. The coloring strategy is a simple procedure that helps to ease stress. When you color, your mind focuses on this soothing activity that lets you to let go of unpleasant thoughts. Some even compare coloring to meditation as these two techniques involve being in the moment.

To try coloring, you can download and print some free coloring pages. You can also delve into this relaxing activity with the Secret Garden book by Joanna Basford, which is full of fascinating patterns to be colored.

3. Tapping

Tapping is the method of psychological therapy developed by Gary Craig, also known as the technique of emotional freedom (EFT). In fact, this method was developed in the 90s, but in 2013 the technique became especially popular after the publication of Nick Ortner's book The Tapping Solution: A Revolutionary System for Stress-Free Living. Although tapping was frequently perceived with skepticism, the study revealed that tapping lowers the level of cortisol in the blood - a stress hormone.

The process involves tapping gently on different meridians on your body with your fingertips as you pay attention and allow your emotions to come and go. Tapping can be easily practiced in your workplace, but if you prefer some privacy, then you can do it somewhere you can be alone.

4. Sports

Sport is not only great for your shape; it is an effective stress reduction activity. Sport works mostly the same as previously described techniques. It helps to concentrate your mind on repetitive movements and clear your head. Regular runs keep your body toned and declutter your brain.

How do sports help to get rid of stress? Simply by tiring your body, you let the negative energy out so your mind can come to rest in a balanced state. You don’t need to visit the gym every time you feel stressed. You can employ walking anywhere you’re able to do so during breaks or after work.

5. Visualization

The technique of visualization involves creating a quiet and peaceful place in the mind, which evokes positive emotions and complete relaxation. If you have troubles with sleeping, visualization can help turn your mind off by transporting you to another place within your mind.

This technique is very simple to practice. All you need to do is to close your eyes and take 3 to 4 deep breaths. Then imagine that you are walking somewhere in nature, listening to the sound of ocean waves or enjoying birdsongs. Imagine yourself plunging into crystal clear water and feel yourself weightless and at ease. Or you can transport yourself to a warm and safe place from your childhood that will put a smile on your face.

The purpose of the visualization method is to transfer yourself to the place where it is safe and calm. After that, you can go back to the task at hand with a clear mind to tackle it, such as how to present of your product to your clients and anticipate possible questions and create answers to them.

Editor's Note: Every technique described here is just a pointer to living your life without letting stress get in the way through an activity that allows you for relaxation to occur. They may or may not work for you.

Using techniques rigidly can become another mechanical way for the mind to force something out of you (reading this sentence may sound confusing but Sen's blog will gently help you to arrive at your understanding what this actually means. Know that most stresses are psychological sufferings in their make-up over things out of your control. To recognize, acknowledge and fully embody this insight will help you to drop a load of stresses in the form of resistance so you can make way for a creative living that's unique to you.

If you're looking for something beyond techniques, I highly recommend reading Sen’s blog for a comprehensive insight into understanding your mind and its expressions especially if you’re familiar with Adyashanti, Mooji and Eckhart Tolle as Sen does a fantastic job at making it applicable to your physical expression while you are here on Earth.

This collaborated post is created with Emma Rundle who is a freelance writer and traveler. With a very busy schedule, she still finds time for her hobbies and stress-relieving activities. Emma is fond of traveling – she is excited about visiting new places and contemplating picturesque landscapes. She is passionate about writing and sharing her valuable experience with curious readers.

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