Stress Tips to help you Improve your reaction
5 Tips to help you improve the way you react to stress
It’s important to learn some self-help ways to reduce our stress response
As our stress levels increase, our response continues over a long period of time and puts our work effectiveness and health levels at risk.
Whether it's work related, relationship based, health, family, lifestyle been chaotic, it’s important to learn techniques and interventions that can help reverse our stress response.
Here are five suggestions that can help improve how our bodies respond to stressful situations.
1) Progressive Muscle Relaxation
Set aside a few minutes, be it at your work desk or on a couch at home. Make sure you have enough.
Working from the top of your head down to the tips of your toes! You start to relax all the muscles within 30-second segments, which helps release tension, tightness and stress within
1.Tense the muscles in your scalp for 30 seconds, lifting your ears if possible and clenching whatever possible.
2.Then relax and allow the tension to drain out of your head.
3.Repeat the process, starting with the muscles in your face moving down through the shoulders all the way to the feet.
Our unconscious mind does not know the difference between what is real or imagined. Visualisation is great in managing and reducing stress levels once our attention moves towards what we would like to change in our lives that will bring about a positive change. Also allowing your mind to focus on images that are relaxing will bring in a quick level of calmness. This also helps in shifting our mental focus towards something that is less stressful.
3) Self-hypnosis to relax your mind.
Self-hypnosis is a way to tap into your unconscious mind and create a much deeper state of relaxation and plant suggestions that allow you to relax, let things roll off your back, and maintain habits that relieve stress."
There are some great audios for stress relief that you can download that will help you to destress tracks can be used for different goals, including depression or stress management.
4) Five-minute mini-meditation is quick and relaxing.
While normal generally has a duration of 15-20 minutes, mini-meditations last up to five minutes. The purpose is to quickly minimise the body's stress response and immediately relax the mind build resilience meditation
"Taking a few minutes to focus inwardly can help you to stop focusing on the stressful situations around you, which can help you to get out of a mindset of feeling threatened and allow you to reverse your stress response and feel more coherent within.
5) Cup of coffee with a close friend.
Perhaps even simpler than any of the above options would be finding support, whether it's a friend, family member or a work colleague you can trust. You can get great insight and clarity when you hear yourself sharing your worries and stresses. Often you get the answers to your worries and concerns when sharing.
If you would like to come and visit us for a private one to one session and learn how to destress, Ray and Aisling can teach you some additional relaxing techniques. Call us today or book directly online now...