What would the outcome be if you could completely eliminate stress permanently from your life? Unfortunately, that isn’t very realistic, and in some instances, stress in small dosages can be useful. You will experience problems taking over your life when you don’t get a proper handle on stress, or if it becomes a chronic problem. Stress that is not managed well is dangerous to your health, and the stress tips laid out here will help you to get a hold of the stress you are experiencing.
Use visualization to overcome feelings of stress and being overwhelmed. Visualize yourself taking a hot bath or doing an activity you enjoy. You can also try to transport yourself to a happy memory or relaxing place.
Rate your stress level on a scale from 1-10. Use a rating system to determine how important the stressful things in your life really are. This can really help you learn not to stress over minor details.
Think calm thoughts, don’t clench your teeth, and slowly relax the jaw. Stress has a tendency to make us tighten certain muscles, and the muscles around the jaw are most commonly affected. When your overwhelming feelings are beginning to take over, brush the index finger against the jaw, clench, then breathe in, and when you release the breath, release your jaw at the same time. This should relieve some of the stress and help you feel better.
The hard part is discovering what works for you; it can also be tough to remember a technique in times of trouble. Stress itself can make you totally forget what to do in that situation. Try applying some of the above tips to your daily life, and see if they can become a part of your daily routine to manage stress and create a happier you.