A Psychiatrist’s Guide to Eliminating Stress
The increasingly hectic speed of modern life is taxing on our mental as well as physical health. And as a result, we all end up having backaches, headaches and insomnia as a proof of this. We all know the root cause of this problem is stress. And it is inevitable as long as we are living in this world. We all feel stressed from time to time. That’s why Stress management is so important. No matter how much stressful your life seems to be but there are steps you can take to manage your stress level.
1. Daily Dose of Exercise
We all know exercise is good for fighting disease and improving physical fitness. It is also considered vital for maintaining mental health and thus reduces stress. Exercise help producing a chemical called endorphins in the brain that acts as natural painkillers and also improves the ability to sleep thus reducing stress.
2. Learn How to Say “No”
Know your limits and stick to them. Taking more responsibilities than what you can actually handle is a sure short way to stress. And if you meet resistance then explain the reason why are you saying no.
3. Share Your Feelings
Sharing your feelings with a friend or family will help relieve the stress. The conversation really does help as it helps release the emotional charge. So always stay in touch with your near and dear ones.
4. Positive Self-Talk
The reassuring and realistic self-talk helps combat stress and increase emotional comfort. When strained practice positive self-talk phrases such as why are you feeling this way, what need to be done to get through the current situation and I am going to succeed.
5. Take a Break
Make it a habit of taking a break from your worries by doing something you enjoy like gardening, music painting or anything for the peace of mind.
6. Laugh a Lot
Laughter is a great antidote to stress. Nothing works quicker than a good laugh and it brings the balance back to your body and mind. Laughter initiates the release of a chemical called ‘endorphins’ in the body, promoting the overall sense of happiness and comfort in human mind and body.
7. Maintain Healthy Lifestyle
The key to stress management is maintaining the healthy lifestyle. Eating healthy and nutritional food can really make a difference. Avoid the intake of caffeine as it increases the adrenaline in the body the very hormone you want to reduce to curb stress.
8. Get Enough Sleep
Last but not the least get the enough sleep as it helps body system to recover from stress and get back to normal and keeps everything working properly.
Stress is a natural aspect of human nature. As long as we live we are going to experience this emotion. But what is more, important is dealing with the stress with a positive approach. Now as know of few of basic stress management techniques, implementing these in your daily routine will help you surpass the situation and regain control to cope with life's challenges.