How To Overcome Stress
How To Overcome Stress
This video provides useful tips on how to avoid and combat stress in our lives. So just sit back, relax and follow along.
How to overcome stress. Stress can be a real negative effect in our lives. It can cause us to feel really anxious.
It can affect our biology. It can make us very tired and grumpy. It can affect our relationships.
It can affect how we get on at work, and it certainly affects our output, and how successful we can be if we have extreme forms of stress. And in this world, and this day and age, many, many people are experiencing very high levels of stress. Often these levels of stress come from a feeling that you haven't got control over what you're doing, and life feels out of control.
How do you beat it? One of the main things you do, to begin with, for beating stress, is to get a good breathing rhythm. When you deep breathe, your body goes into stress release. It's a wonderful way to really release hardcore stress in your body by deep breathing.
And you can go to a yoga class, or you can simply just sit on your sofa at home or wherever you are, sit on a seat in the park, and begin to breathe deeply, and signals will be sent through your body to de-stress. Another way is to really have a look at the situation and to get back in control. Feel like you're in control of whatever it is that's causing you stress.
Write down everything that's upsetting you or bugging you, and really come up with some solutions, and just realise that what is the worst thing that can happen? And visit that in your mind, and make it okay. Because really often, the things that are causing us stress, when you look at it, either they haven't happened yet, they may never happen. It could be that you're imagining something that could happen, that hasn't happened yet, that may happen.
But, in fact, most things we worry about never even happen. So, get down on a piece of paper the things that are upsetting you. Come up with some solutions and then put your focus somewhere else.
Have a look at imagining the situation working out okay. Or if you've got a stressful job and you're not happy, have a think about shifting and changing. There's no need to stay in stress.
We can make choices to move out of it. Stress comes from within. It's not actually out there in the real world, it's something we create inside our own bodies with our minds and our hearts.
So, you can tell yourself that you're not prepared to get so stressed, and begin to go inside and just relax. Do whatever it is it takes to get you to relax, it might be doing a dance class, it might be exercising, going swimming. There are many ways to release stress, so do one of these things that make you happy.
It might be singing or dancing around your kitchen. Begin by relaxing your body and your emotions, flipping them onto doing something that makes you feel a lot better. And once you've tricked your body out of feeling stressed, and you're in a calmer place, from there, you can begin to see things more clearly, and maybe take some steps to get yourself out of the stress.
Living every day in stress is really harmful for our bodies. We don't need to do it. There are many ways that we can, on a lifestyle basis, get less stress in our lives.
Meditation is a great way. Swimming and exercise is a great way and breathing deeply is a great way. Whatever is causing us stress, try and find ways in your life to do less of that and to increase and up the areas of your life that are helping you de-stress.
It might be going out and playing some sport, or playing with children. It really doesn't matter, but just identify what are the stress factors, and try and come up with 3 or 4 creative solutions to reduce that and make your life a little better. One thing is for sure, that whatever is causing you stress, you can find a solution to somehow just take your time and know that the feelings will pass and know that you're creating the biology and the chemicals inside yourself to cause stress, and that we each have responsibility and the power just to relax even just a little