Oftentimes stress will manifest when we carry over yesterday’s concerns into our present day concerns. An accumulation will almost always end up in a high stress level. Therefore, we must be able to “let go” all of our concerns from the previous day or days and concentrate wholly on our today…
So here are 3 stress busting tips:
– Stress Busting Tip #1 Breathe
Resolve right now to release every thought from yesterday and be only mindful of the now…. this thought only…this breath…this moment. Take in three very deep breaths and slowly release each one.
At the same time feel each and every concern, each and every problem, and each and every unresolved moment, begin to dissolve. You can deal with them at a later time. For now, you are only to be in this very moment.Now go to your inner quiet place. Go deep inside to a place where you feel that you are at peace and then just relax and breathe in deeply and enjoy the feeling of being at one and at peace within yourself. Even if it is in the car before getting out to go into work or last thing at night before switching out the light.
Use this special time and place to be calm. Free your mind and body of all worry, all regret, all disappointment, all anger and grief. Focus on your breath for even just 3 minutes and notice the difference.
– Stress Busting Tip #2 Be Present
Next, take one particular act, such as making breakfast, taking a walk at lunchtime, driving to work, and do that one simple thing mindfully. Stay fully in the moment, your mind is quiet and calm, free from thoughts about the future or the past, all there is, is the now.
Practice this act of quiet and calm each day and you will see that you will accomplish so much more. At the first sign of being stressed, go back to this mindful, quiet place and start all over again until you have reached your inner place of calm.
– Stress Busting Tip #3 Self-Care
Simple thing that you can do for yourself is to eat cleanly, drink water, rest and laugh!
Stress is easily brought on by not eating and drinking properly. And when you don’t get the number of hours of sleep that you need each night, you are only setting yourself up for additional stress.
Limit the amount of sugar, caffeine and alcohol in your diet. Drink plenty of clean, pure water each day and do at least moderate exercise each day preferable outside in the sunlight. This will breathe new life into your skin, muscles and will nourish all of your vital organs.
Laugh and then laugh some more. It is food for the soul! Spend time doing the things that bring you joy. Engage in healthy and fulfilling relationships and address the problems that may be impacting the closeness that you have with someone special.
When we are content and living a balanced life everyday stresses seem to pale in comparison. We are better equipped to deal with the unexpected.
You can take control today! Isolate one particular stressor in your life and then work on it until you regain balance.
-Day retreat to help manage stress
If you are finding you need support to regain that balance, we have a day retreat coming up in October, called Work-Life Balance at stunning Muriwai learn more here.