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20 Stress Relievers

I must share that as I've battled high blood pressure off and on, it has recently come to my attention that my level of stress and anxiety that I put on myself, is a major factor. I strongly believe that I put my body in fight or flight response (mostly fight) almost every day of my life and that alone is unhealthy. The toughest part is that it's mostly part of my subconscious state. I don't even realize I'm in the sympathetic (fight or flight response) autonomic nervous state because I've operated in this mode since a child. DAMN! It's a bit scary to think about, let alone, figure out how to manage by being more mindful and conscious. I know one way I can work on this. Do you? It's by slowing down and noticing what I'm experiencing in the moment and then deciding what I want to do about it. I know one thing that is 100% true. I need to better manage my stress and anxiety in order to manage my blood pressure and stay healthy. So, let's get into some more tips to relieving stress on a daily basis. It isn't always simple because you have to take the time to do it and for many, that doesn't seem simple in itself because we often think but don't do. However, doing is required for our good mental and physical heath! Let's keep this simple and short! Let's GOOOOOO!

Keep it simple and manage that stress!

Stress is so rampant in our society that it's easy to trick ourselves into thinking there's nothing we can do about it because it's just an inherent part of modern living. Nothing can be further from the truth. We have control over how our body responds to stress and whether or not we let things go that far. I shared tips on how to manage stress last month, but we can't stop there because it's part of habit change to manage stress and figure out what works and what doesn't. Know that stress is the body's reaction to a change in our environment that requires a response or adjustment. I don't know about you but I'm still on the journey of exploration. Here are some more stress management options to explore:

20 Simple Relievers

  1. Observe your breath

  2. Look out the window

  3. Listen to sounds around you

  4. Read for pleasure

  5. Talk it out

  6. Laugh

  7. Watch your thoughts go by (meditate)

  8. Play, sing, or listen to music

  9. Visualize a tranquil scene

  10. Scroll through your photos

  11. Engage in encouraging self-talk

  12. Use essential oils

  13. Choose a "worry time"

  14. Create relaxation reminders

  15. Distract from worry: 5-4-3-2-1

  16. Write it out

  17. Make a to-do list

  18. Identify one happy thing

  19. Color

  20. Practice progressive muscle relaxation

I hope you will try some of these in addition to what you are already doing and let me know what you like. If there is anything I've shared resonated with you or you have blog topic recommendations, then I welcome you to leave a comment below or reach out to me for a free consultation to get help in an area of your life or a change/transformation you want to begin this year! Click here to book an appointment Work With Me | Life Chapters Coaching

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