Try as we might, stress can be very difficult to avoid. If you find yourself in a stressful situation, here are a few things that you can do to help yourself relax and regain control of the situation.
Step 1: Time Management. The easiest way to manage stress is to avoid stressful situations in the first place. If you find yourself running late often, try getting up and leaving the house just five minutes earlier than you normally do. If you experience daily stress when leaving for work due to time constraints, these extra five minutes may save you a lot of stress in the long run!
Step 2: Take a few deep breaths, counting 5 seconds for each inhale and each exhale. Deep breathing has been shown to relax the mind and the nervous system, helping you relax and refocus your energy on more positive thoughts.
Step 3: Exercise. Physical activity can be a great way to relieve stress and gain a burst of energy whenever you need it. Exercise has a number of different health benefits and also causes your body to release endorphins, hormones that make you feel good! Yoga is a great option that combines physical activity and meditation, both of which are excellent tools to combat stress.
Try some of these tips the next time you are feeling stressed. For more tips like these, check out our eBook, available to download for free on the home page!
Dr. Alesha Fleming
Natural Health and Wellness Chiropractic, LLC
Daytona Beach, FL