Top ten stress relievers.
Who is the biggest enemy in your life? Is it your unfriendly ex, your mean boss, or that old high school bully? Whomever you think it is, I bet you weren’t thinking it would be the monster we’re all so familiar with, Stress…
But yes, stress is truly public enemy #1. More than you may realize, stress is the biggest factor in your life causing all manner of ailments and diseases. Chronic stress has been shown in studies to account for up to 90% of all health problems! It is time for your stress relief tips.
Here are our top ten stress relievers.
Take a moment: Focus on the tip of your nose and the cool air coming in, warm air coming out. Repeat several times to reduce your stress levels
2. Take Time For You
Although you undoubtedly have a busy schedule with work, family and other commitments, it is vital that you take time for you. You need downtime, to recharge your batteries, refresh yourself, and rejuvenate. You need time for you to destress so that you can continue giving to others. One of the most important of our top ten stress relievers.
3. Eat Well
An increase in green leafy and other vegetables will automatically increase your health, your resilience and decrease your stress. Eat lean white meat, oily fish, and healthy fats such as avocado, sesame oil, and coconut oil. Enjoy nuts, seeds, and berries.
Moderate aerobic exercise such as brisk walking for 30-40 minutes, 4- 5 times per week will help you destress. Your cardiovascular and circulatory health will improve, muscles will strengthen, bone density will increase, and you will release “happiness” endorphins.
Taking time out to meditate every day, even if just for a few minutes, has been shown in studies to decrease stress and increase happiness. Daily practice is the best way to reap results.
6. Be Mindful
Mindfulness is a form of meditation that can be done anytime, anywhere. It involves being present to what is happening now, rather than reminiscing about the past or worrying about the future. Notice your different senses (colors, sounds, textures, tastes, scents) as a way to keep you connected to the present moment.
Gratitude is like magic! The more you practice it, the happier and more relaxed you feel. Try being thankful for one hundred things every day! Really experience the feeling of being grateful and you will become more contented.
It’s not so much what happens to you in life as how you respond to what is happening. You can choose to see the glass as half empty or half full. What will you choose?
9. Change Limiting Beliefs
Certain beliefs you hold may be holding you back in life. The good news is, once you identify them, you can change them for more helpful beliefs. Next time you catch yourself thinking a negative thought, just say, “I am no longer subject to that belief. I choose …” Then insert your new, more empowering belief.
10. Let Go
Instead of trying to control everything, once you realize that ultimately, nothing is under your control, then you can let go and relax. You may find that when you do let go, things miraculously resolve themselves, all by themselves!
These tips are listed as our top ten to relieve stress. Try it out your life will change for the better.