Stress can strike anyone, anywhere, anytime. Search for treatments that help you deal with particular situations that cause anxiety. A proven method may cease to be effective, forcing you to try something new. Following are some ideas for harnessing your stress immediately.
Visualize yourself calm when you are overwhelmed. Imagine a calming warm shower flowing over your body that washes away any tension or stress that you are feeling. Also try shutting your eyes, taking slow breaths and picturing a relaxing scene, like the ocean on a beautiful summer day.
Develop an affirmation or a positive statement that can bring happiness to your life when you are stressed out. By repeating this affirmation you can quiet your self-critical voice that adds to your stress. Remind yourself whatever may come, you can handle it. Repeat to yourself that you are in control of your reactions. Choose an affirmation that responds to the voices that are bothering you.
Go out for a walk, jog or bike ride in the park with your friends to enjoy the beauty of nature. You need to reduce your body’s toxins through sweat or other ways. To reduce your stress levels, go for a brisk run or a jog around your neighborhood.
Sniff your way stress-free. The fragrances of many essential oils are very soothing, including chamomile, lavender, basil, eucalyptus and thyme. Place a little rock salt and a few drops of your favorite oil in a small bottle. Whenever you feel the need, take a deep breath of the scent.
Getting stress to the point where it doesn’t affect you that much, takes a lot of preparation and a lot of soul-searching. It’s possible, if you keep in mind that you control your thoughts and that stress is only a visitor. Don’t let stress stay and you’ll be a happier person very soon.