Stress Relief and Management
How to manage your stress and relieve
yourself from it
Stress is a normal human reaction to raising challenges and tough situations. It's an inevitable part of our
life that we all encounter from time to time. By itself it's not necessarily bad, as it can actually force us to
solve problems. But if it becomes a prolonged situation and how we deal with it can become a serious health
| What is stress and how to deal with
Acupuncture Stress Treatment
In our busy lives we often tend to ignore treats to our health, until it gets
the better of us. This includes stress, which has become all too common modern health problem. It
can cause a variety of health issues, if left unchecked. Use acupuncture as natural stress
treatment to help you deal with stress.
Exercise to Relieve Stress
It's a known fact that exercise improves physical condition and fights
diseases. Good physical condition is a precursor to a healthy life. But can exercising reduce
stress? In addition to improving physical and mental fitness, exercise can also be used to reduce
Financial Stress in Old Age
While every age group today suffers from some form of stress, it's the senior
citizens, those over 55 or older, who can suffer the most. Their health is often worse and they
have less financial resources at their disposal. Here are some causes and effects of financial
stress and how to cope with it.
Practicing Buddhist Meditation
The term Buddhist meditation comprises multiple types of practices, all of
which have their roots in Buddhist philosophy. These have been disseminated through teaching
practices and have been adopted increasingly by non-Buddhists, too. More in our guide to practicing
Stress at the Workplace
An inevitable part of working on any job is contemplating from time to time
about leaving that job. How often you've done this depends on the level of workplace stress you
experience. It's only too common now to experience stress on your job. Take some steps to
reduce stress at your work place.
Stress Causes Health Problems
Stress is a natural reaction to any changes that require our response and
adaptation. It involves changes in our physical, mental and emotional mechanisms. While moderate
stress can help us with problem solutions, chronic stress can cause a variety of health issues and
People work, play, study, and do things everyday, which can sometime clash, resulting in stress. It's almost
impossible not to feel stressed one way or another, which is even more compunded by our modern lifestyle
Stress and anxiety
Stress and anxiety are usually inseparable companions in tense situations. They cause stress hormones to flood
the bloodstream trigerring a rise in blood pressure and heart rate. The release of stress hormones also causes
intestinal muscles to contract, leading to indigestion and other bowel problems. Millions of dollars are spent
annually on anti-stress mdeications, psychiatric care and counselling.
|Learn to control your stress with some
immediate steps to relieve it,
as well as long-term actions to control it better and reduce its health effects on
Getting stress relief
Although you can't completely stop stress reactions, you can help your body and the brain deal with it and be
more in control of such situations. This can decrease your stress response.
Here are some effective ways to control stress:
Laughter has always been the best medicine. Try to laugh more and miantain your sense of humour. It will rlease
positive hormones and make your less prone to react negatively to situations where you feel losing control.
Watch your breathing. We tend to hold our breaths when under stress. Sometime just breathing deeply will reduce
stress reaction. Take slow deep breaths when you anticipate or are in a stressful situation, be it traffic, office,
family, relatives, etc.
Do some meditation. Find a quiet place and sit comfortably. Close your eyes and focus on clearing your thoughts.
Imagine being in a peaceful situation, or remember past situations when you felt calm and relaxed.
Write it down
Writing can be a good therapy. It allows you to literally scribble away your fears and apprehensions, taking
their power away. By keeping a journal or a diary, or just recording your thoughts as needed, it helps you reflect
on the situation and deflate its emotional buildup.
This is a well-known stress relief method. Inhaling, sniffing, or just smelling essential oils helps relieve
stress. The specific scents are used to induce feelings of calmness and relaxation. This serenity comes from
lavender oil, chamomile, eucalyptus, tea tree, citrus, and other aromatic oils.
Get a pet
People who have pets know well how these make them more comfortable and happier. They keep you a good company
and benefit your health in many ways. Choose a dog or a cat,
both of which are very playful. But there are other pet choices, if your affinities are different.
Stress management can be very simple to undertake. It can be as simple as getting a pet or breathing slowly.
Stress and anxiety need not cause you to spend money on psychotherapy or anti-anxiety pills.