Four Healthy Ways of Managing Stress
There are many ways of managing stress; how do you manage stress? Why is it important for us to manage stress in a healthy way? And, what are some of the things which cause us to feel stressed?
Stress is caused by many external issues. Some of the major triggers of stress today include workplace and job related issues, financial issues, meeting daily basic needs such as buying food, paying rent, or even finding somewhere to live. Then there is also the political stress that some people seem to take on more than others. And, last but not least, relationship problems, whether it is intimate or social. Oh and almost I forget, road rage! Some of us even get stressed by traffic, especially when we are late and don’t want to be later than we already are.
It is important that we manage stress in a healthy manner because stress has been found to be one major causes of many diseases such as high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer, and depression. It has also lead to sad incidences where people committed suicide or attempt to do so. Others chose to engage in chronically harmful behaviors such as medications without a prescription, drinking alcohol, or smoking.
Because stress can lead to such disasters, what matters is how we deal with it. In this posts, I give you four healthy ways of managing stress so that it does not get the better of you.
1. Listen To Something Positive.
One of my favorite ways of managing stress is listening to positive things. For example, up beat music, motivational preaching, or motivational speeches. When we are experiencing stress, our tendency is to dwell on it continually, sometimes to the point of letting the issue consume us.
When you chose to listen to positive words, you are introducing a healthy way of distracting your mind and changing your thought pattern. Once we make listening to positive things a part of your daily life, after a while, the positive things will override the negative emotions going through your mind and consequently make you cope and feel better.
2. Engage in Some Form of Exercise
For example, walk, jogging, yoga. Walking and jogging are healthy forms of exercise. A brisk walk or jogging will help you find a medium to vent all that negative energy that you feel when are experiencing stress. Besides, being great for your heart and lungs, exercise tones the muscles and make you feel energetic.
Yoga is a healthy way of managing stress. It has become quite popular today, and with the improved technology, one can easily access these exercises online. Yoga, according to some experts, with frequent practice, helps us to stop associating with thoughts that causes us pain. To read about the benefits of yoga on the mind and body read this article.
3. Walk Away from That Which is Causing Stress
While it is not always that simple to walk away from a stressful situation, there are some instances when walking away is your best choice. For example, if you are in a relationship that has been toxic and there has been no effort on the part of both parties to compromise, walking away may be the best option. Sometimes, we have no other choice but to let go in order to find peace of mind and save your heart from all that extra work.
4. Look at the Situation From a Fresh Perspective
Eventually, we all have to move on. And, one of the things that help us to do so is when we can see the good in a bad situation. Sometimes, things happen to us not to break us, but to make us stronger for our next step in life. Regardless to how much we would love to avoid bad things from happening, things are going to happen. Take the lesson and move on. The sooner you make the decision to move on the better it is for you and your health. It does not mean you will completely forget about the incident, it means that you are prepared to live regardless of what happened.