Tips On De-stressing And Stress Management
It’s really important to take regular breaks in life, especially if you are stressed due to personal issues, work, or the overarching pressures of everyday life.
Day to day, everyone faces stressful situations, which need to be tackled as soon as possible to improve your health and wellbeing; this will prevent burnout and a negative outlook on how to cope with stress.
Feeling good about yourself is so important, and if you don’t know about stress management techniques to try out, how will you know what works for you to move on and create a positive headspace?
Stress and anxiety can be hard issues to tackle, which is why today, Healing Holidays brings you tips on how to manage stress and proactively work on the worries that are dawning on you.
Accept that you can’t control everything
There are many scenarios and challenges in life that we simply cannot control, and that’s okay, so long as we accept that. Coming to terms with being out of your comfort zone and not being able to control certain outcomes and situations that are stressful can be tough, but accepting stress is sometimes the best way to deal with it because you are tackling the overall issue head-on.
If not being in control really takes its toll on your mental health, try practicing yoga to de-stress; focusing on your body strength and image is something you can control, which will relax your mind and displace the stress you are feeling about other uncontrollable situations.
Make time to unwind and recharge
There are many de-stress retreats, with health and wellness experts who focus solely on your state of mind in relation to stress; designed to teach you methods on how to de-stress. These include a range of different techniques, whether it’s exercises or a massage to relax your body and, consequently, your wellbeing, too.
A relaxing retreat is the perfect way to recharge; you are away from settings like work and home, where most of your stress originates. It’s important to note that it’s not the escape to a new setting that de-stresses you; escape is not the answer. Instead, it’s the serene setting that calms your worries, allowing you to feel at peace with your own thoughts.
Make lists and prioritise your worries
Organising your mind is really important when it comes to dealing with stress. Listing your worries and noting down ways to deal with them in a proactive way is an excellent stress management technique.
Make a list of the problems that are affecting you the most - those that are disturbing your overall happiness. Then, prioritise which stresses need to be worked on first, using a number or colour code to highlight your list of priorities.
Express your stress
Stress can often worsen if you choose to avoid the root of the problem, until it builds and builds and turns into what feels like an inescapable situation.
Reach out to others about what it is that stresses you, what makes you feel uneasy or even to brainstorm ideas on what is the best option for you during a stressful time. Talking about your problems with someone else is a cure in itself; you are opening up, accepting the anxious mind-set you are in and are able to logically think about what is causing your stress and how to combat it.
Don’t overreach: Set reasonable and realistic expectations
Expectations and stress go hand in hand; the more pressure you put on yourself to achieve your goals, the more this is going to affect your health. That’s why it’s important to be reasonable with your expectations, and not put yourself under further stress for not achieving something that realistically would be difficult to reach in the first place.
Instead, assess what you can and can’t achieve when setting expectations for yourself. More importantly, reward yourself when you complete a stressful task, overcome a hurdle, hit a personal target or achieve a goal that once seemed almost unachievable.
Figure out what relaxes you and practice often
Whether it’s a cardio session at the gym, a full-body massage or chatting to a loved one over the phone, it’s crucial you get to the root of your stress and figure out what it is that helps you to deal with stress in a productive way.
Yoga and Pilates are both effective stress management techniques. Both exercises are relaxing and stimulating. Eating a healthy, nutritious diet may well relax you, too, especially if it’s your expectations of body image that are causing you stress, or if you just want to feel good about yourself by eating the right nutrients.
Start your road to recovery; resolve your worries by embarking on a de-stress retreat, or get involved in one of the many anti-stress programmes on offer with Healing Holidays, here.