It’s established, stress bites everyone and its stings burn!
Bad news, piles of paperwork, and intolerable people can instantly ruin our day and stack up on our stress threshold. But luckily for us, there are simple ways to circumvent and stop stress once and for all. Grab your swords and get ready to slay the dragon that is anxiety and worries.
Here are 8 tips to stop stress in its track
Tip #1: Think teflon, not velcro
So we find ourselves drizzled with sticky caramelized problems or are left with more than a couple burnt food on our pans — no problem! With a resilient non-stick coating, we can easily scrub stress off as it effortlessly slips away.
Now, with all the metaphors aside, we can learn a couple of truths from the pans our moms have talked about. If you choose not to be affected by stress, then it will wash off us (pun not intended) quite smoothly. Trust me, if we don’t allow certain objects to cling on us, in this instance stress and worries, we force it into a place it cannot grow, we suppress every power it could have over us.
Tip #2: Tune in
On the subject of music, science has proven the power of the mellifluous sounds in effectively eliminating stress. It works wonders in both our body and our emotions, not to mention how awesome good lyrics paired with the right musical arrangements are! Music effectively lowers blood pressure and reduces cortisol, a hormone linked to stress.
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So go ahead and see the efficacy of music for yourself; play your favorite tunes as you do your work, chores, and as you take a jog outside!
Tip #3: Get moving!
Okay, okay, now before you present me with your valid point that exercise could bring in more stress, I’d like to state that it is also scientifically proven that having some physical (no, sadly tapping our phones does not count) activity can greatly reduce stress. It not only gives you a break from worries, it also stimulates the production of feel-good brain chemicals!
Tip #4: Exercise, I thought you said extra fries!
Well, I thought I did too. 😛
Tip #5: Netflix and chill
Okay, not that type of netflix and chill, but you know, netflix and chill.
Tip #6: Laughter is the best medicine
Tip #7: Savoring the small things
We often find ourselves inundated by our own standards to do something crazily extraordinary. As if our only way of having fun or of breaking free from stress is hand-tied to extravaganza. Though this should not be the case. We can very much enjoy life with the small things, and in fact, we should.
Learn to appreciate small details. After all, milestones are as equally important as goals; don’t take them for granted. We live in a fast paced lifestyle wherein many things fight for our attention. It may be tempting to solely focus on bigger issues, but don’t ever get caught up in them that we forget to savor the the small things in life. Learn to pace ourselves forward.
Treat yourself after your small triumph over your day-to-day work, celebrate mini victories and daily conquers, and enjoy life for what it is!
Tip #8: Helping others out
Helping people is always cool! It warms our hearts and puts a smile on their faces.
Best part, it doesn’t have to be grand! No one expects you to start a non-profit organization catered to feeding the homeless — though it would be pretty darn awesome if you could. Just by encouraging your friends, sharing your food, or volunteering for community work, you can already leave a positive impact while at the same time stopping stress.
Well, you simply have no time for it. By helping others, you surround yourself with a positive aura that leaves stress creeping on the borders.
In the end, stress really is nothing big! While we all may have our bad days, by focusing on the positive and taking precautionary measures, we can definitely stop it. Remember, it’s less on what we face and more on how we respond to it!
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