6 Secrets To Lower Your Stress In Any Situation
"How do I lower my stress level?"
"I have way too much stress. How do I chill myself out?"
"My stress is in the stratosphere. Help!"
"I feel totally unable to control my stress. Help!"
Some stress is good for you, especially when it gives you the motivation to complete a task. Why? Successfully dealing with stress provides a feeling of satisfaction and the belief that you can handle challenging situations.
A certain amount of stress is necessary for an organism to thrive.
HOWEVER, if your stress becomes chronic, it will cause serious health problems and issues. This is what you want to avoid.
So how can you become more resistant to stress?
While many situations may be out of your control, you do have some choices on how you approach stressful situations.
Follow these six strategies starting today:
Those who have the most success at controlling stress focus on taking charge of situations and seeking solutions. If you tend to avoid challenges and wait until they only get worse, you're compounding your stress instead of reducing it.
How do you cope with stress? What can you do better?
Change Your Perception.
What you think about a circumstance has the most effect on you and your future in dealing with the situation.
How do you perceive a stressful situation? How will you change your perception?
R E L A X.
Relax and defuse your body's stress response. It's difficult to exercise direct control over many aspects of your physical stress response. Just try to will your heart rate and blood pressure to a lower level! However, you do have a lot of control over your breathing, both the rate and the depth.
What relaxes you? Do it!
Get some exercise. A fight or flight response dumps a lot of chemicals into your body that get everything revved up. Burn them off with a healthy dose of exercise.
How will you burn off your stress?
Take Good Care Of Yourself.
Most of us tend to marginalize the importance of a healthy diet and adequate sleep. This is a mistake. Your body needs nutritious foods to have a clean energy source. It also needs the proper rest to de-stress and heal from the rigors of the day.
How's your health? What changes must be made?
It is much easier to get your stress level under control when it first starts to rise. When your stress is reaching maximum levels, it's almost too late at that point to regain control.
How long does it take you to act? Will you respond quicker now?
Stress can be very damaging to your health and well-being.
It can and will make your life miserable and even reduce your lifespan.
Follow the above six steps to marginalize your stress level as much as you can.
You'll notice the quality of your life will improve and you'll feel a whole lot happier. And… other people like to be around happy people. It's contagious!