3 Powerful Ways To Help Manage Everyday Stress
How you start your day will make the biggest impact on how your new chapter unfolds. What would it look like if woke up each morning focusing on the things we want in our day instead of all the things that we can't change from yesterday?
Oftentimes stress will manifest when we carry over yesterday’s concerns into our present day focus. An accumulation will almost always end up in a high stress level. Therefore, we must be able to “dump” all of our concerns from the previous day or days and concentrate wholly on our today.
So here are 3 stress busting tips to start your day off on a more relaxing and positive note.
- Stress Busting Tip #1
Resolve right now to release every thought from yesterday and be only mindful of the now…. this thought only...this breath...this moment. Take in three very deep breaths and slowly release each one.
If you have my mindful meditation recordings, a great one to use for this exercise would be the 3 Minute Breathing Space meditation. (You can get it here along with 11 Mindful Meditations.)
At the same time feel each and every concern, each and every problem, and each and every unresolved moment, begin to dissolve. You can deal with them at a later time. For now, you are only to be in this very moment.
Now go to your inner quiet place. Go deep inside to a place where you feel that you are at peace and then just relax and breathe in deeply and enjoy the feeling of being at one and at peace within yourself.
Use this special time and place to be calm. Free your mind and body of all worry, all regret, all disappointment, all anger and grief.
- Stress Busting Tip #2
Next, think of one particular act, such as sitting on a beach and listening to the waves, taking a quick stroll on a gorgeous sunny day, doing a relaxing hobby that you love like gardening or knitting, and do that one simple thing. All the while, your mind is quiet and calm and you are in your own special place within.
Practice this act of quiet and calm each day and you will see that you will accomplish so much more. At the first sign of being stressed, go back to this mindful, quiet place and start all over again until you have reached your inner place of calm.
Use the 2 Minute Bell Meditation when you need to find that quick place of calm.
- Stress Busting Tip #3
The very best thing that you can do for yourself is to eat, drink and rest – to your health!
Stress is easily brought on by not eating and drinking properly. When you don’t get the number of hours of sleep that you need each night, you are only setting yourself up for additional stress.
Find the things that help you get a good night's rest. Shut off all electronics within an hour of bed time. Drink a cup of chamomile tea. Read a relaxing book. Write in your journal and release all the activities of the day. The Progressive Relaxation Meditation along with your favorite bed time essential oil can help relax you both physically and mentally so you can get a more restful night's sleep.
Limit the amount of salt, sugar, caffeine and alcohol in your diet. Drink plenty of clean, pure water each day and do at least moderate exercise each day. This will breathe new life into your skin, hair and will nourish all of your vital organs.
Take time to breathe properly! Take deep belly breaths to send pure oxygen to all of your body. Laugh and then laugh some more. It is food for the soul! Spend time doing the things that please you most. Engage in healthy and fulfilling relationships and work on problems that would erode the closeness that you have with someone special.
When we are content and living a balanced life everyday stresses seem to pale in comparison. We are better equipped to deal with the unexpected.
You can take control today! Isolate only one particular stressor in your life and then work on it until you regain control.
Creating a less stressful life is one of our goals when we move into our next chapter so that we can live our best chapter yet!
Written by Billie Cornell
Billie is a certified life master coach. She provides unique life coaching solutions for women going through midlife who are stuck transitioning into their next chapter of life. Through her unique coaching programs, she guides her clients in finding clarity on what’s holding them back, what they truly want in life and then creates a personalized plan to successfully take action on and become the woman they are meant to be in their best chapter yet.
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