Taking some time to relax and enjoy yourself is one of the best ways to relieve stress in this hectic fast paced world. However, what are you supposed to do when you are relaxing and stress begins to creep back into your body again?
I’m sure we have all experienced this at least a few times in our lives. It’s a rather common thing. When a person’s mind becomes relaxed it tends to bring thoughts forward that may have been buried in the back of their mind. More often than not, the thoughts in the back of our mind are the ones that cause our stress levels to rise.
While there may not be anything we can do to stop this from happening, there are some simple tips we can use to counteract the side-effects and keep our stress levels from rising.
Check out these examples…
There are many benefits that meditation has to offer. Stress relief happens to be one of the benefits. Some people are probably thinking, “Isn’t meditation something that takes years of practice?” My answer to this would be, maybe in the past but not in today’s society. There are many different forms of meditation that are simple to do. In fact, some meditations require nothing more than a pair of headphones.
2. Breathing Exercises
Breathing exercises have been used for a very long time for stress reduction. The reason they have been used for so long is likely due to the fact that they are simple to do and highly effective. Simply take some deep breaths and then hold them for a second before exhaling. Also, make sure to inhale through your nose and exhale out of your mouth. Try to focus on the air flowing in and out of your body.
3. Practice Mindfulness Exercises
Focusing too much on the past as well as too much on the future can cause a person to becomes stressed out. Luckily, there are exercises that are designed to help you focus on the here and now. These exercises are known as mindfulness exercises.
4. Talk It Out With Someone
Sometimes the best thing you can do is reach out and talk to someone about whatever it is that is stressing you out. However, make sure you don’t make it seem like you are taking out your frustration on whoever you speak with. The last thing you want to do is be aggressive towards a person who is only trying to help you.
5. Take A Warm Bath
A lot of people use warm baths as a way to battle their stress. For an added bonus, use therapeutic scents to enhance the effectiveness of this technique. One commonly used scent would be lavender.
6. Find Something To Laugh At
Laughter is extremely powerful when it comes to warding off stress as well as a number of other issues in life. In fact, laughter is so powerful that there have been entire forms of therapy that are centered around healing with laughter. When you feel stress beginning to build within yourself, take a moment to laugh at something. Even if you can’t find something to laugh about, fake a laugh.