Stress is hurting our physical and emotional health and contributing to some of the leading causes of death in this country – U.S.A.” 2010 – American Psychological Association.
We all experience stress. Sometimes more tension with given particular situations or people. Although we have no control over what happens to us, we can choose how we act in these situations rather than reacting and feeling overwhelmed or frazzled. The more stressed we become; the more we open ourselves to physical illnesses. The more we need stress management tips.
See previous article Best Top 6 Stress Management Tips The following top stress management tips, if practiced, will increase our physical and emotional wellness.
More Top Stress Management Tips
1. Increase the Energy or Chi in Your Body
- Rub your hands together vigorously until they feel warm.
- Then cup them over your closed eyes for five seconds while you breathe deeply.
- Experience the comfort and release of stress.
- Again rub your hands together vigorously until they feel warm.
- Then with each hand rub the a kidney in your lower back at least 30 times.
- Experience the increase in energy and release of stress.
2. Do Self-Acupressure
- Locate, between the eyebrows, the indentation where the bridge of the nose meets the forehead.
- Massage this area with a forefinger for 1-2 minutes as you breathe out any stress.
- Also find the hollow midway below each eyebrow and massage each at the same time with your forefingers for 1-2 minutes as you breathe out any stress.
- Find the left and right occipitals at the base of your skull and massage each at the same time with your thumbs for 1-2 minutes as you breathe out any stress.
- Reach around back and find the inside tip of the top of your left or right shoulder blade and massage it with your forefinger for 1-2 minutes.
- Breathe deeply and apply firm, steady pressure for 1-2 minutes. Then do the other side.
3. Shake and Breathe Deeply Stand or sit, stretch your arms out from your sides and shake your hands vigorously for about 10 seconds. Combine this with deep breathing. This helps loosen the muscles in our neck and upper back where many of us hold tension.
4. Walk, Run, or Do Physical Exercise Any type of physical exercise assists us to breathe deeper and also improves circulation and the elimination of toxins in our bodies. When we exercise our brain produces endorphins, which create a sense of wellbeing. In addition we receive extra benefits when we walk or hike in nature.
5. Call or Talk to a Friend or Journal Discussing our feelings with someone or writing them in a journal can act as a stress reliever.
6. Pet a Cat or Dog
- Researchers have found petting an animal for just a couple of minutes helps relieve stress.
- If you don’t owe a pet, then visit a friend who does.
- Both the pet and the friend will help you.
Summary Stress Management Tips
- Breathe Deeply
- Anchoring: Visualize or Imagine a Positive Calming Scene
- Self-Hand or Foot Massage
- Stretch Your Body
- Learn to Set Personal Boundaries and Say “No”
- Increase the Life Force or Chi in Your Body
- Do Self-Acupressure
- Shake and Breathe Deeply
- Walk, Run, or Do Physical Exercise
- Call or Talk to a Friend or Journal
- Pet a Cat or Dog
About the Author Michael David Lawrience is the author of Emotional Health: The Secret from Drama, Trauma, and Pain His book provides ways for improving emotional health, easing pain and stress, healing physical and emotional abuse, and spiritual awakening.
Michael as a Residential and Self-Esteem Coach and Mentor has over 13 years experience teaching teens self-awareness, self-esteem, and self-reliance. See eBook https://www.emotionalhealthtips.com/self-esteem-teens-girls
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