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10 Ways to Stop Stress Now
by Akeel Muhammad
10 Ways to Stop Stress Now

  

Place The Stress It Deserves

 

 Place The Stress It Deserves

 

The way you respond to stress has a significant impact on how you feel. Your pulse rate, blood sugar, and other aspects of your health could even improve. Use these  stress-reduction techniques right away.

 

  

Get outside.

 

 Get outside.

 

Even closer to home, getting outside has been related to improved wellbeing. You're inside a natural area and typically engaged in physical activity, such as walking or hiking. Your mood might change after only a few minutes.
 

 

Be sincere when you smile.

  

Be sincere when you smile

 

The next moment someone tells you to "grin and bear it," try not to roll your eyes. Even if you don't feel cheerful, maintaining a grin during stressful situations, especially one that is created by the muscles surrounding your eyes and lips, helps your body respond less stressfully. Once your stressful scenario is over, smiling also helps drop heart rates more quickly.

 

A Little Lavender Smell

 

A Little Lavender Smell

 

Some fragrances, like lavender, may be calming. In one research, nurses who pinned little vials of essential oils to their clothing reported feeling less worried than those who did not. If you use any painkillers or anti-anxiety drugs, talk to your doctor before using lavender if you don't already.

 

Listen To Music 

 

Listen To Music

 

Entering a challenging situation? You may relax by listening to music. In one study, persons who listened to a tape of latin vocal music before performing a stressful activity (such as performing arithmetic aloud or making a speech) had lower cortisol levels than those who listen to a record of rippling water. (music lovers, are you curious what that chorus piece was? Try gregorio allegri's miserere.)

 

Restart Your Breathing

 

Restart Your Breathing

 

The next breath you take will make you feel less worried. Your body's "fight or flight" response to stress or anxiety is reduced when you pay attention to your breathing, which also diverts your focus from unfavorable thoughts. Place yourself in a peaceful area and relax. Inhale gently through your nose, allowing your lower belly to lift and your chest to swell. Repeating a calming word or phrase as you exhale will help you relax. Breathe in gently. Practice for at least ten minutes to get the greatest effect.

 

Take Care of Yourself

 

Take Care of Yourself 

 

Everybody's mind is always racing with ideas, and sometimes the things we tell ourselves aren't very pleasant. You'll be able to relax and have a deeper understanding of the issue if you remain optimistic and talk to yourself with kindness. Similar to how you would comfort a friend in distress, speak to yourself gently and encouragingly. For instance, "Everything will be OK," or "I'll find out how handle this."

 

 

Write Your Way Out of Stress

 

Write Your Way Out of Stress 

 

Writing down your ideas may be a really good emotional release. You may start devising a strategy to deal with them after you've put them on paper. It doesn't matter if you prefer a laptop file, a smart phone, or a pen and notebook. Being open and honest about your emotions is crucial.

 

Let a Friend Know

 

Let a Friend Know

 

 

Seek out the companionship of a friend or relative one when you're feeling overburdened. Have a buddy going through the same concerns as you? More incentive to be open. Both of you will feel less isolated.

 

Get to it!

 

Get to it!

 

Working up a sweat helps you feel better, clear your thoughts, and take breaks from whatever is causing you stress. You'll feel better after a vigorous exercise session at the gym or a long stroll, whatever you choose.

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