Published on August 19th, 2019 | by Sunit Nandi0
Relaxation Techniques For a Stressful Day
Stress is like mold. If it is not treated it can spread throughout your body quickly. It not only affects your mood, but it can manifest into physical pain in the form of headaches, stomach irritation and muscle tension. It’s important to manage your stress before it comes down to that. Through relaxation techniques and lifestyle adjustments, you can stop stress at its early stages.
Practice Meditation and Yoga
Since emotional and physical distress is linked, you can use your body to calm your mind. Yoga is the practice of breathing through difficult physical poses and stretches. Through yoga, you are training your body to breathe and have a relaxing response to stress. Sign up for an early morning yoga class to start your day off right or attend an evening class to unwind after a long day at work. If you’re pressed for time, you can look up yoga videos online and practice in the comfort of your home. It’s also important to work on breathing through meditation. The purpose of meditation is to clear your head and slow down your body. While it is tricky to empty your brain, you can use tricks like essential oils and space jam juice to facilitate entering the proper headspace.
Make a List of Activities
Sometimes it’s necessary to distract yourself and find an activity that soothes you when you’re feeling stressed. Every individual’s idea of a “relaxing activity” differs. One person might find reading a book in the tub or binging a new Netflix series relaxing. Another person enjoy using physical activity like going for a hike or working out at the gym to relieve stress. Others prefer to throw themselves into art and create paintings, make music and write stories. Make a list of the activities that make you happy that you can do to relieve stress. Find a way to fit them into your busy schedule.
Seek Out Counseling
If you are struggling to manage stress on your own, it’s ok to seek out help. While it’s hard to make that first step, finding a therapist can be a game changer in relieving stress. This is especially true if you suffer from anxiety or another mental illness. A therapist allows you to dump your feelings and problems onto them and offers solutions or coping mechanisms for those problems. Be sure to search around until you find a therapist that you feel comfortable sharing your feelings with and being vulnerable around.
When you apply these tactics to your life, you will feel supported and like a weight is being lifted off your chest.