Noticing that you’re stressed is easy enough – but actually managing to get control over it and lowering the amount of stress you’re experiencing is a whole other story.
Most of us will feel a bit overwhelmed and anxious from time to time and that’s alright; it’s when every day feels like an endless circle of stressful meetings and rushing about that it may be damaging.
Luckily, you can find ways to get back the control over your mind by implementing a few techniques. Try to use them when you feel like life is getting a bit too much or just make it an everyday habit – it will definitely help you to feel better.
If you’ve never tried meditation before, now is the time to do it. It’s the perfect way to get back in touch with your inner life and block out a bit of what’s making you feel so out of balance; focusing on your breathing, banishing anxious thoughts, and turning your focus inwards rather than outwards tend to do this.
Mix up your meditation routine a bit by trying yoga or visiting aura healers instead. You might find that you prefer yoga or aura healing over meditation or you can just use all of it throughout the week to keep your sanity – whatever you feel works for you.
The trick behind these techniques is that you’re taking back control over your thoughts and spending some time on just being rather than constantly thinking and analysing. Give yourself some space to simply exist from time to time, and you’ll notice a huge difference in your mood as well as your general wellbeing.
Heard about body scan before?
This is a form of meditation as you need to be completely relaxed and try not to let your mind race away from you. It’s great to do this before you fall asleep, for example, or maybe while you’re just sitting around at work before a meeting.
Try to bring your attention to one foot at a time. Spend a short minute on just focusing on your foot and see if you can make it relax. You might not feel much of a difference right away as it’s all about the entire process of it – not just that one foot.
Continue like this and work your way upwards; feel your ties relaxing, your stomach, focus on your chest, and work your way all the way up to the crown of your head. How long you want to spend on this is up to you but keep in mind that even if it feels slightly boring at first, it’s all about how you feel by the end of it.
Watch a comedy
Finally, your best remedy for stress is good old fashioned laughter. It’s not that easy to find time for comedies when you’re stressing around at work, though, but it’s good to keep this in mind so that you remember to have a bit of fun in the middle of everything.
Crack a joke with a colleague, think about something funny that happened, or listen to a hilarious podcast on your way to work.