Stress and anxiety are major problems in today’s speedy life style. There never seems to be an end to the daily list of things to do and things to worry about. A certain amount of stress is normal, to feel about things you can’t control.
But if you worry about every little thing, then that compound stress that can override your normal amount of stress that you can handle in a day. You can always ask your doctor for help with your constant worrying. Along with following your doctor’s advice, here are some natural stress and anxiety relief tips.
The Power Within You
It’s not your fault that events in life stress you out more so than other people. Don’t put yourself down for feeling stressed or anxious. You don’t know what goes on in other people’s heads – they may be having panic attacks and are just very good at covering them up.
Choosing not to compare yourself with others can bring helpful and inexpensive natural stress and anxiety relief to you. You might not be able to control the events that happen to you, but you can choose how you react to those events.
Let me give you analogy of a tornado. If a tornado only happens in your town once every hundred years, do you spend the entire tornado-free days anxiously waiting for the tornado to hit again? No. You choose not to worry about getting hit by a tornado until it’s due to hit again. If nothing bad is immediately happening to you, don’t waste your time worrying about when something bad will happen, keeping this in mind can also be powerful natural stress and anxiety relief.
How to deal with this kind of problem? Here are some ways-
Sit down comfortably and focus mind on something. Even candlelight will do. Let the thoughts come, ignore them. Keep your focus on the light. Do not move much and remain steady. Watch your breath. If it is fast slow it down. Meditation is very good to relax and bring focus back in life.
Say “stop” and re-focus on your goals and your ideal future. You can also focus on a calming word or scene. Do this whenever you freak out with stress. Get up from your chair and lie down. Say stop to the thoughts and focus on something lovely.
Focus on anything that brings positive memories. You can control your thoughts by watching them. You can use negative feedback for this by wearing a rubber band on your wrist and snapping it when you think negatively.
If you have many balls to juggle, start practicing yoga. Yoga is very relaxing. Do yoga for only 30 minutes total, twice a week, and you will see the improvement in your mood. Put on soothing music and do yoga. Another trick is to sing and listen to it. Most of us sing but our ears are somewhere else. Focus ears on what you are singing and watch the difference.
No matter where your emotions were, take a walk and you will feel better. The endorphins that are released when you walk are very relaxing. Walking also keeps us fit and gives us strength to fight stress better. The swat removes lots of toxins and keeps body clean. Your body will maintain its beauty if you walk when you are under stress.
Do not let everything bother you. That will surely lead to stress. You need to find out what is most important in your life. Put your focus on what is important and forget the rest. Otherwise you will be wasting your time and energy on what is not important at all. Write down what is most important and keep that near your bed and desk. Focus on that and leave the rest alone.
Take time out for you. Pamper yourself. Stop worrying about what went wrong and forgive you for all the mistakes. Keep a pet and play with him. Enjoy life even if things are going wrong.
Motion releases and distracts your stress
Of course, retraining your nervous thoughts takes time and practice. Don’t put yourself down if you relapse into old ways, self deprecating thoughts. Just move on. I know this is easier said than done. One step at a time can make it that much easier.
And moving on is another powerful and inexpensive natural stress and anxiety relief medicine. Take a walk, wash the dishes or dance up a sweat to your favourite song. Stretch your arms up to the ceiling and shake them out. Laugh, pet your dog or your cat – just do something. Don’t sit there dwelling on your problems. The motion can often lower your blood pressure, relax your body and distract your mind from your worries.
Sumanta Mandal is involved in healthcare market research since 2008. He is passionate about herbal health, organic health and alternative medicines. He has written many articles on various health care topics.