It’s better for your physical and mental health if you find a way to relieve your stress rather than learn how to just live with it. When you reduce your stress, you’ll find that you have more energy, improved mental clarity, and you don’t experience as much anxiety or sadness.
But you have to find what works for you. You can try different methods and many people find it beneficial to keep a stress log. In this way, you can identify when you feel stressed and what the circumstances were.
By identifying the stress relievers you used, you’ll be able to pinpoint what was most helpful to you.
Here are some techniques you can research.
Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT is a well-established stress reliever. This is a technique where you apply pressure to nerve points in your body to reduce stress.
Exercise can alleviate stress. Whenever you exercise, you get a release of the feel good chemicals in the brain. This stabilizes mood, boosts your energy and eases mental stress. The type of exercise is NOT necessarily go until you drop, but rather, a steady walk where you increase the distance over time can be very beneficial.
Aromatherapy is a good stress reliever and there are supplements that are known to restore calm. Always be sure to check with your Doctor before using any supplements.
Don’t force yourself to stick with any one method just because someone says it worked for them. What worked for someone else might not work for you. It’s okay to try more than one stress reliever.
It’s also okay if you combine approaches. For example, you might find that walking is helpful for you, but that you still struggle with moments where the stress isn’t relieved by working out. You might find that by combining with aromatherapy, you do find the relief you’re looking for.
By writing down what your stress symptoms are and how you approach getting rid of them, you’ll be able to put together a personalized plan to deal with the stress in your life that works at any time.
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