5 PRACTICAL WAYS TO MANAGE STRESS EFFECTIVELY
Most sources of stress are often inevitable. You cannot eliminate it completely but in some ways, it can be reduced. Here are some practical ways to help you manage your stress effectively:
1. Practice Deep Breathing
- Sit comfortably and loosen up tight clothes
- Breathe in through your nose and let it out through your mouth
- Repeat it slowly until you will feel relaxed and calm
According to the Judith Tutin, PhD, a psychologist and life coach in Rome, GA, “Deep breathing counters the effects of stress by slowing the heart rate and lowering blood pressure.”
2. Listen to Music
Music acts as a disruption and absorbs our attention; thus it can be a good means for relaxation, preventing the mind from digressing too much. It has the knack to shift our mood and release negative thoughts while empowering positive vibes.
3. Disengage Yourself from the Source
Whether it’s the office, school or home that keeps your stress level upsurge, escape from it. Hitting the beach, going to a mall and dining with friends are some of the easiest ways to unplug yourself from the stressors you are facing.
4. Set Priorities and Manage Time
More often than not, being busy is what drives people to stress and anxiety. By organizing priorities, you will be able to balance your time between the most important and the least significant matters, giving you more time to relax and regain your focus.
5. Treat Yourself to a Good Massage
A good and therapeutic massage such as back massage or full body massage stimulates the release of endorphins and other neurotransmitters that produce the state and feeling of well-being. It does not only help you loosen up from work and stress but also addresses your specific physical complaints and needs to achieve optimum health and well-being.
So, what are you going to do today? Deal with them! Book a relaxing massage now and don’t ever feel guilty. Invest in yourself!