We can’t seem to hide from her, so we might as well learn to live with her.
I have 3 easy ways for you to reduce the stress in your day, life, relationships, work, and other situations where you find your anxiety rising. Let’s get started.
1. Breathe. I know, sounds simple, but we forget how simple it can be and that we are the ones in control of our stress levels. Action – The moment you feel stress in your body, stop, and take two nice breaths. If that feels good, which it will, take two more. Easy Peasy.
2. Exercise. Hands down the best thing you can do for yourself to keep stress levels low. Feel stressed out? Go for a walk, do push ups in your office, movement helps decrease stress levels immediately, so get moving.
3. Talk it out. Tell someone how you’re feeling, get it out, voice it, say it out loud. You can even say it out loud to yourself if you prefer, or scream at the top of your lungs, that always feels good as it releases the negative energy! When we can release that stress from our body, it doesn’t have such a strong hold on us anymore.
Try each one out and let me know how you feel, let these 3 practices be your ‘go to’ stress busters. Soon you’ll start to automatically use one of these simple strategies, and it’ll make a real difference in how you handle stress.