Dealing with everyday stress can indeed become life threatening issue if it is not handled properly. We live in a society that breeds tension in almost everyone. One of the reasons why I made Sharing Life’s Moments was to help people to be able to slow down their lives and distress more. I also want to help you be able to savor your moments with your loved ones. Everyday stress can become chronic, and healthily dealing with stress is vital.
Tips for Relieving Everyday Stress
Take an Art Class
Art therapy has been shown to help with stress relief. Being able to channel the inner emotions into an art medium can be very therapeutic.
Prayer, Guided Meditation, and Imagery
Experts say that 10 to 20 minutes of prayer or meditation each day can help reduce stress. Guided imagery also may be helpful, and can be included in prayer or meditation. You can find websites with stress-relieving images to click on, and there are other sources for guided imagery online and at your library. You may also choose to see a professional who can guide you through the imagery or meditation.
Go Easy on Yourself
Don’t engage in self-criticism. Repeat your mantra; say your prayers, meditation, or whatever you need to do to silence the “you’re not good enough” voice.
Learn to Take a Time Out
When you are stressed, you may be more prone to angry outbursts. Learn to take a moment for a time out before responding to something that angered you. Practicing self-care can help you to become rejuvenated.
Sometimes it can be very stressful to feel like you always have to be there for others. At some point, it’s important to turn off your telephone(s) and close your email, and just be there for yourself. You can even choose a regular time to do this and inform your friends and family, so they won’t be offended when you don’t answer your phone or email.
Often a component of meditation, learning to take slow, deep breaths may help relieve stress in and of itself. Deep breathing may help remove toxins and relax muscles. It also is said to calm the mind.
Don’t Set the Stage
Without meaning to, you might be setting the stage for everyday stresses. For example, if you don’t maintain your car, it may break down all of a sudden, making for a very stressful time. The same can be true of not taking care of your nutritional needs or otherwise neglecting your health. Getting sick can add to the stress, this is especially true when trying to make up for the time lost after you get better.
Keep a Healthy Perspective
Sometimes, you can get overwhelmed with fear when everything seems of vital importance and must be done right now. Try to keep a healthy perspective on things, reminding yourself that a situation, decision, or “moment” may not matter ten years from now. Spend time focusing on the moments that make your life beautiful.
Talk to me in the comments, please:
How are you dealing with everyday stress?