You can't control how life throws the lemons, you control how you make the lemonade.
Often there is a sloth moment where we're constantly thinking about how we're going to reduce our stress, yet changes aren't magically appearing. Developing a stress free perspective, can be done when we practice healthy habits to manage our stress and stress triggers. Eliminate the stress by putting to action the following tips:
Don't keep things bottled up. Sometimes it feels much easier to stay mad silently, let things replay in our mind and ponder on what should've, could've, and would've been done a different way. Stop. Don't let problems, concerns and emotions replay. Its a negative cycle that can quickly spin out of control. Learn how to express yourself. Understand what is causing your strong emotions or the anger. Don't blame someone else for your feelings. Own your own feelings. Express what you are feeling. Don't yell or scream about it, just talk it out for clarity and let it go. Let it out, shed a tear if need be, forgive and gain wisdom then step forward. Don't practice carrying emotional baggage.
Exercise. Yes, exercise is a stress management technique that just so happens to give physical results. Get engaged, with 20 minute of exercises.
Solitude. This is what some people call "me time". However you desire to call it, find 15-30 minutes to sit without environment noises. Just listen and close your eyes to a meditation track or nature sounds. IF you can't get 15 minutes, grab five.
Prayer. Often we are distracted from purposely praying and listening closely to spiritual guidance. Take a moment of solitude and pray.
Hot bath. Soothe not just your tired muscles but also take a moment to create a relaxing environment in water. Add one of our soothing Salt packets or essential oils to help balance your mood.
Release. It's time to un-learn the motto that "Big girls don't cry". To maintain stable emotional health, we have to be honest when it hurts, when we're afraid, when we're angry. Take some time, move to a quiet space, let your tears fall down or just sit quietly. Sometimes a good cry makes you feel better.
Improve your nutrition. Proper nourishment also helps with our emotional health. When our bodies are lacking in minerals and vitamins, depression, and other emotional instabilities comes to visit. Eat nutrient dense food. Discover what foods your body perks to the best.
Aromatherapy. Scents helps to boost our mood. Grab some incense, or make your own creation with a pretty bowl and potpourri. Then add drops of essential oils. Check out Himalayan Salt lamps which help to raise positive energy.
Encourage yourself. Positive thinking must be practiced daily. Strengthen your mind with positive affirmations, audio and positive readings. What we input into our minds will show its true worth in our time of need. If we constantly feed our eyes, ears and mind things that do not uplift, repair, or motivate us, we will easily become despondent to negative situations. Our emotions will take over and we will lose clarity and peace on how to handle things.
Creating a stress-free mindset, environment begins with you. It begins first with our mind. Focus each day toward one or more of the given positive habits and don't forget to...SMILE!