Stress is something that just about all of us experience throughout life, some more than others. And, really, the concept of stress is a very personalized one; what may be a significant source of stress for one person may not be for another.
While stress in itself is almost inevitable for any of us, we all interpret and handle stress differently, making it a bit of a subjective concept. Because stress can present itself in so many diverse manners, and be trigged by a vast array of sources, it can be difficult to determine how to go about managing it.
I wanted to share the following information from verywellmind.com with all of you as this particlar web page offers some savvy stress-management suggestions. Have a look.
- Guided imagery
- Practicing progressive muscle relaxation
- Breathing exercises
- Going for a walk
- Hugging someone
- Practicing aromatherapy
- Being artistic, for example, creating art
- Eat a well-rounded diet
- Allot yourself time for leisurely or relaxing activities
- Get into the habit of engaging in positive affirmations with yourself
- Try yoga
- Be mindful of all of the things you’re grateful for
- Ask for support from friends and family
I highly encourage you to check out the article, linked above, as each point listed above this paragraph has a detailed explanation for anyone interested in trying out these stress-management tips. If you’re unsure of what some of the tips listed mean or entail, click the link.
Personally, I don’t handle stress all that well. I tend to create more stress for myself than necessary, likely linked to my anxiety, but I do think I’ve gotten a little bit better over the years. I’m going to try to keep these suggestions in mind the next time I’m feeling stressed out or overwhelmed, and I hope you can do the same.