Stress Management With
Stress Management With Calming Thoughts: Everyday pressures
can cause everyone to feel stressed at some time or another.
Demands of work, home, family life and society can leave anyone
to feel overwhelmed from time to time.
Most unfortunately there are millions of people suffering
from stress induced or stress related diseases, ailments or
other symptoms of stress and most feel that it is just
something they have to live with and cant do much about it.
While it is impossible to eliminate or avoid stress there
are natural approaches that can be taken to help manage stress
and to prevent or control the symptoms of stress. In the face
of stressful times or when having feelings of anxiety it may
seem difficult, but calming thoughts are a natural, simple yet
effective method of stress management.
Often it helps people to realize and think about what stress
actually is. Stress is not the phone that wont stop ringing,
that coworker who just grates on your nerves, the demanding
boss, your family that doesnt always get along, the many chores
and bills that need to be taken care of. These things are all
stressors, or stimuli.
Stress is difficult to define because it is subjective but
in all actuality is the bodys reaction to a perceived threat
and is a natural occurrence. The stress response is often
referred to as the flight or fight response. Changes take place
in the body that is governed by the autonomic nervous
At first hormones like adrenaline are released to prepare
the body for what it needs to do and then the body finds a way
to cope. There are times that stress can be helpful however too
much stress or stress that is prolonged has many negative
affects on the body and the mind.
Today's Stress Cure Fact
Stress TechniquesAnother exercise that is good for relaxing and good for the body is to lie down with knees bent, press the back down so that all parts of the back touch the surface, while doing so pull in hard on the stomach muscles. Then just relax them. This helps to let go of tension as well as firm abdominal muscles and strengthens the back. Many people find specific exercise programs such as Pilates, tai chi and yoga to be very relaxing. Getting adequate, not too much, or too little sleep can do wonders for the body and mind Often just going to bed a half hour earlier at night or taking a short nap during the day can reenergize the body and recharge the mind enough to make clear, thoughtful decisions and to relieve anxiety and worry. If a nap is not possible make sure you take time to relax or take a break. Even a fifteen-minute break from work, school, or regular daily activities is advisable for quiet, privacy and introspection. reduce stress
The body should ultimately return to normal and things
should be in balance when the threat is over. Too often this
does not happen and this is why so many people say they are
stressed and there are so many stress related problems.
Sometimes just being aware can help one to stay calm or be able
to feel a little more relaxed than otherwise in the face of
Since most of the time people are often stressed because of
their perceived lack of control or handle on the numerous
things they juggle everyday, knowing this and turning within
oneself rather than getting lost in all of the things going on
outside can help to remain calm and in control. It helps to be
aware of your feelings, level of tension and what is causing
Only deal with one source of
stress at a time. If you know something will
cause you stress, then try to find a way to
keep the activity appearing stressful to
Always try to avoid planning activities you
know will be stressful to you.
Taking a deep breath and breathing in calming thoughts,
thinking about the positive attributes about yourself, telling
yourself that you can overcome, that these pressures are
manageable, that what you are feeling is normal can do wonders
for achieving a state of calm, being able to think and react to
situations clearly and keeping the tension and stress from
building up in the body and causing pain or discomfort, things
which will in themselves lead to stress.