5 Great Tips to Handle Stress

Stress has always been a part of our lives. In this hectic time, people lead an increasingly stressful life. Experts state that a little stress can be good; it keeps you sharp and ready to move forward, and is sometimes vital for achieving optimum performance. However, medical research has determined that prolonged stress is very bad for the body, and can block the body’s natural ability to repair, regenerate and protect itself. Over 90% of disease is caused by stress. Stress is both a physical and psychological response. It can lead to chronic disease, obesity, insomnia, deteriorating relationships, depression, and more.

Stress is such a powerful and harmful force that it is vital that you learn effective stress management techniques to live a successful, happy, and healthy life. We must remember that we will always come across inevitable factors that cause pressure and anxiety on us. What we do not know is that it is not really the problems that are difficult to deal with, but our attitude towards them. So basically, the cause of stress is your attitude toward these things. What, then, is an effective way to deal with stressors?

Below are 5 great tips to handle stress.

1. Identify what makes you stressful and uneasy. Making a list of your stressful experiences is useful. Immediately deal with the issues that you can change, for instance waking up earlier for work in the morning, not leaving things till the last minute, and delegating tasks in case you are taking responsibility for everything. Forget about the issues that you cannot influence like being stuck in a traffic jam or not getting into the elevator because there is no room for you.

2. Calm down.  A few minutes break would do you good. Wash your face, breath slowly and deeply, and notice if there is tension in any part of your body and release it. You can also listen to relaxing music, or call a friend. Releasing your inner feelings to a friend is healthy option.

3. It will pass and it will be over before you know it. Remind yourself that the stressful event will end sooner or later can make you see the positive sides of things. At the same time, calm down your emotions and think of what is the best thing to do rather than take your energy away from what needs to be done.

4. Know yourself. Ask yourself: What triggers your anxiety? If for example it is your job, then maybe it’s time for you to reconsider whether it would be best to find a less stressful job. You can also make your job more tolerable by allowing yourself to get that needed vacation or leave.

5. Learn to use your relaxation response. Just as we all have within us the stress response, we also have an opposite response, which is the relaxation response. A person should elicit that on a regular basis. The relaxation response involves two steps. Repetition, the repetition can be a word, a sound, an expression, or a repetitive movement. The second step is to ignore other thoughts that come to your mind while you’re doing the repetition, and come back to the repetition. The technique should be used once or twice a day for about 15 minutes. Sit quietly and choose a suitable repetition, like a prayer, the sound Om, or the word love, or calm. Or you can do a repetitive exercise, for instance yoga, jogging, Reiki. Additional repetitive activities are knitting or handicraft. When you incorporate this into your everyday life, you become calmer and better able to handle the stressors. Practice makes perfect and the more you practice relax your mind, the easier it gets.
The true causes of stress are not the problems or negative experiences that you encounter in your life; but your attitude toward them. So, the trick is to change your attitude and to develop a relaxed state, because you cannot be stressed and relaxed at the same time. It is important to understand that what we focus on, we energize. The more you continue to think about the factors that cause your stress, the more energy you give it. So it is vital to let go and focus on relaxation instead. Consequently, you’re less likely to be upset by a stressor, and thus less likely to have its harmful effect occur. Eventually, it is your choice. You could either continue to react in the same stressful way, or you could choose to improve your life by changing your attitude and becoming relaxed. There’s no other way around it.008

How To Relax In Our Hectic World

Relaxation is rare in today’s mad world. The world is running fast and we, humans, run faster to catch up with this pace. There is no time for relaxation, enjoyment, holidays etc.  Rather, we do not make use of the right relaxation technique. We just pop a few pills and get ourselves treated by the doctor. We take the pills for a few days and when we find that we are not getting relaxed, we drop the pills and the idea of finding relaxation.

The website  CLICK HERE VIDEO AND FREE SAMPLES is a boon for all of us who are in dire need  of relaxation. This is in the form of software, which comes in an easily downloadable format. This software sends a few frequency waves to our brains and the brain gets the appropriate signals to cool down. The waves are accompanied by a few soothing sounds like soft music, sounds from nature etc. These sounds have a very good effect on the brains and give us that much needed relaxation, which we never get from pills.

One might wonder as to how different this software is from the pills that we take. There are two main differences. Pills do give relaxation but they are short lived. After a certain point of time, the brain tends to become tensed again and we might start feeling too much of mental pressure. This software, however, acts directly on the brain through sound waves and changes the basic character of the brain, in that, makes it more relaxed and relaxed. There is no way that we feel the mental pressure again after we take this treatment. Secondly relaxation pills tend to have serious side effects in the long term. I remember one of my friends who had a brain stroke which was a result of excess of antibiotic intake. The relaxation software, however, does not have any side effects and is very good for the body.

Why are we stressing about relaxation technique? Is relaxation is so important? The answer is a bold yes. Relaxation is a must for the human brain. Too much of pressure on the brain tends to reduce the performance of the brain, thereby leading to fatal brain strokes or brain hemorrhages. A strained mind cannot perform even the normal activities. Simple things like working to deadlines, eating, sleeping etc become cumbersome activities for a person whose brain is under lot of pressure. Such people, should definitely take a break, cool their minds for a while and then get back. This is very important for the health of the mind and for the increased productivity at the workplace.

Relaxation helps us to multi task. The brain takes enough rest so, it is able to do more than one thing at a time. This helps professionals a lot, because in their career, they need to focus on many things at the same time. Relaxation is a very good medicine for headaches, muscle strain and spinal problems. Most of the doctors recommend relaxation therapy for nerve ailments as well. All these only go to prove that relaxation is very important and following the right relaxation technique is more important.