10 tips for reducing stress
10 tips to reduce stress
There are many strategies which can help us to deal with the stresses of modern life.
Slow down – do you rush through each day trying to meet impossible deadlines? You may reduce stress by better management of time.
Applying problem-solving techniques – identifying the problem, clarifying its nature and mapping out options for dealing with it.
Take a “mental vacation” – sit or lie down where you can be alone, close your eyes and very slowly take 3 deep breaths. Count slowly backwards from 10 to 1 and imagine yourself in a restful place, in a favorite room or at the beach. Take time to relax your body and your mind. These are techniques which you will learn through self-hypnosis.
Seek appropriate help – from family, friends or professionals. Hypnosis has long been regarded as being particularly effective in helping to deal with stress. A relaxed trance state will begin to alleviate the symptoms of stress as the subconscious part of the mind develops strategies to deal with the causes.
Increase your resources – read about stress management techniques and apply those that seem appropriate to your lifestyle.
Build regular relaxation into your day – both relaxation and exercise are important in reducing stress levels.
Cut down on caffeine – found in cola, tea, chocolate and especially (as you might expect) coffee. Caffeine mimics adrenalin and therefore will raise your background stress levels. For many people cutting down on coffee is all you need to do, this together with learning some relaxation or self-hypnosis techniques will bring an enormous return in reducing your levels for very little effort or stress.
Cut down on alcohol and cigarettes – both are stimulants.
Eat more healthily – lay off those sugary, fatty, salty foods.
Learn new skills such as self-hypnosis.