Sweet & Simple Stress Relief Tips It's All About Balance
None of us have to be victimized by stress. There are many advanced
stress relief tips, presented throughout this website, but sometimes
it's the simple things that can make the most difference.
Yes, it's true, the K.I.S.S. (Keep It Sweet & Simple) theory
applies to stress control as well. Try some of these simple strategies
and make the choice to live stress-free.
SMILE — when
we smile, our face muscles relax and it immediately sends a signal to our
brain and makes us happy. Don’t wait for an opportunity. Just fake it till
you make it! There are no stress relief methods easier than this one.
Meditation and prayer help calm down nerves and helps you connect with
your true nature. This helps you to stay grounded. This is one of the most
powerful stress relief tips when used regularly.
Exercising draws out the blood and energy from the brain and brings it to
the body and legs. This relaxes the brain and energizes the body. As a
result, you feel good. You will also create nitric oxide in your body
which assists your body to heal itself from stress-related free radical
damage known as oxidative stress.
GRATEFUL — the more you focus on things you don’t
have, the more stressed you’ll be. Just change your focus to things, for
which you are grateful, and see the difference! Try to think through a
list of at least 20 things, for which you are thankful.
HEALTHY — Junk foods, such as refined sugar, white
flour, white rice, white pasta, and food from white potatoes drain off
vital nutrients from our body and sap our energy. Eat more veggies, fruits
and fresh, whole food. Try to avoid mixing food groups in the same meal.
For example, never eat starch and proteins together, like spaghetti and
meat sauce. When you mix starches and protein, it takes up to 13 hours to
digest the food as opposed to 4-6 hours when they are eaten in separate
meals. This process causes incredible physical stress on the body.
YOURSELF — Simple distractions like getting involved
in the game or some fun activity can work wonders. It is amazing how easy
it is to distract yourself from your stress. If you also choose something that
makes you laugh, you will benefit from the healing power of laughter as
RIGHT — Make a point to take slow, deep breaths
whenever you are stressed. You’ll feel the difference in minutes. Practice
box breathing – in for count of four, hold for count of four, out for
count of four, hold for count of four. Draw a box in your mind while you
POSTURE — One of the simplest of the stress relief
tips is to just stand up straight. Stressed people usually have a curved spine.
As a result, your lungs cannot expand fully and they work as much as 30%
below their capacity. The result is less synergy and more fatigue. Keep
your spine straight and relaxed.
A MASSAGE — Massage can be one of the most enjoyable of
these stress relief tips. Getting a weekly oil massage can work wonders in
releasing stress and improving your well-being. It is so helpful to use
massage to help release repressed emotion to prevent the creation of free
radicals in the body. At first, you may experience a little pain as the
knots in your muscles find release, but if you keep at it, it will be a
wonderful, regular experience in your life.
SPEND TIME WITH HAPPY PEOPLE — Laughter and stress are both contagious. Just
like happy people make you happy, stressed and depressed people make you more
stressed and depressed. Spend your life laughing with happy people and stress
will not be able to reach you. This is also one of the easiest stress relief
tips to implement, so go for it.