Frustrating, overwhelming or painful events can bring stress into your life. As soon as stress starts to kick in you may be tempted to dwell on the issue at hand and allow the stress to continue to build. Use this advice about stress to give you some help.
Try to visualize being calm when you feel overwhelmed and stress. Imagine yourself taking a relaxing bath or hot shower and notice that your stress levels will lessen. You could also shut your eyes and then breathe slowly while thinking about a calm scene, such as walking through a meadow or laying on the beach.
Keep your body in good shape and get regular check-ups so that you have less to worry about. Preventative health care maintenance helps relieve your stress. So go for regular checkups and medical appointments to keep your mind and body healthy, and keep stress to a minimum!
Stop clenching your teeth and relax your jaw. The jaw is a very common place to carry stress, usually in the form of a clenched jaw. 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 exercise will help you to relieve tension and stop clenching your jaw.
Don’t use the word “stress” so much. Consider that if you tell yourself you are stressed all the time, you will be that much more stressed. When you speak and think the word all the time, you’ll only end up feeling increased levels of stress.
Stress seems to cause even more stress, setting in motion an endless cycle that has, at times, felled even the strongest and most stable people. By learning how to manage your stress and reduce its intensity, you can create a positive cycle instead.