Have you ever felt that you were going to explode like an express pot? Do you feel that you are a volcano about to erupt? Are you going through a situation that you think will overcome you?
We currently live in a society that constantly requires us to be able or competent in our daily lives, which generates continuous anxiety and nervousness that we must be able to manage so that it does not affect us negatively on a personal level.
Stress is a biological mechanism that our ancestors used to escape danger and survive extreme situations.
We humans have inherited this ancestral defense mechanism. However, the problem is that situations considered dangerous have changed and, what was previously defined as fear, such as running away from a predatory animal, has now been transformed into a series of social fears.
What is stress really and how to cope?
Stress is an alert situation of the organism that is characterized by expressing tension in the face of a possible real or imaginary threat.
It is said that this state helps the individual to grow and evolve as a person, however when this situation exceeds the capacity of assimilation of the individual, this causes a series of negative consequences in the organism that affect their own well-being and having a direct impact on health (problems with hypertension, cardiovascular accidents, extreme tiredness, immune system deficit, depression, etc.).
On a physical level, the brain releases a greater production of adrenaline and cortisol in the blood. These hormones are linked to the nervous system and involve an alteration of the body, so it affects by somatic consequences.
Unfortunately, this situation is currently more common than it seems. The daily routine becomes a labyrinth of emotions that make us drag the stress from one place to another, focusing on our obligations and leaving no time to enjoy.
But do not despair, you should know that there is a solution for everything and the good news is that overcoming stress can be easier than you imagine allowing you to enjoy the little things that make us happy and sometimes we do not realize to have the focus where we should not.back to menu ↑
7 very effective tricks to get rid of stress definitely
Find the origin
To eliminate stress, we must identify the source that causes this tension and discomfort.
It may be something punctual well something that has suddenly arisen in our life and we do not know how to deal, or if it is something permanent that is in our life would give.
What happens? Where does it come from? How do you feel about that situation? Why do you feel this way? What do you need? What should you change? What are you afraid of? Answer these questions to analyze in detail the focus of your anxiety.back to menu ↑
Express what you feel
Do not keep your worries because they become internal burdens.
Talking with someone makes us let go and allows us to feel more relieved. If you need to cry or scream, do it, do not stay inside. Allow yourself the luxury of releasing everything you’ve been dragging.
Once you release it you will feel like you take a weight off of it and it will allow you to see things differently.back to menu ↑
Dive into the water
How biological beings that we are water is a necessary component for our survival and therefore it has beneficial properties for our health.
Drinking plenty of water and taking a shower or a relaxing bath makes the mind and body clear. Relax your muscles and you can alternate between hot and cold water giving you the feeling as if you were being massaged. Another option is to create an atmosphere of harmony by adding sea salts, putting candles around the bathtub, burning some incense and putting relaxing background music.
Also to make it more ideal you can accompany that moment with a glass of wine. You don’t want to get out of the tub.back to menu ↑
Do a planning
If you have many tasks to do the best thing is to organize yourself. This will prevent you from doing one thing and thinking about the next thing you should do, making you feel unwell.
Good organization is the key to everything so you can do your job with time and success. Having everything well structured will help you to take time for yourself and enjoy your surroundings, since the latter should also be one of your daily priorities.back to menu ↑
Music is the language of the soul that is capable of moving us with a beautiful melody or a deep lyrics.
Lie down and listen to those songs that bring you positive memories. Do you remember that song you heard a thousand times and kept getting excited like the first time? And the lyrics of the song that remind you of your first love? Give yourself the pleasure of living incredible experiences and sensations through sound.back to menu ↑
Do you remember the last time your belly hurt because you couldn’t stop laughing?
There is nothing more liberating than laughing out loud. Laughter has benefits both physically and psychologically. Laughter releases endorphins, hormones that reduce stress and make us feel well, which strengthens our immune system and our muscles that activate with laughter. It is an ideal exercise to eliminate negative thoughts and feelings of discomfort. I suggest you watch a comedy movie, a monologue simply socialize with people with your same mood. You will discover that you are addicted to laughter.back to menu ↑
Physical exercise is an ideal technique to get rid of stress that makes us bitter.
It allows us to stay physically and mentally healthy by preventing various types of diseases. It improves our physique and increases our self-esteem making us feel more confident and motivated. Apart from this it gives us the opportunity to socialize sharing hobbies and personal tastes. If you do not usually exercise, do not be overwhelmed if at first it costs you a bit. You can start little by little with a simple walk or you can sign up for a gym where they guide you starting with a few simple exercises.
I recommend outdoor exercise to connect with nature and renew energy.
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