The more responsibilities you have, the more stress you have. And by now, chances are your body has learned to cope with it without you even worrying about it. So by now, your body has probably convinced you that it's normal to have restless nights, a lack of appetite or too much of an appetite and feel sad, depressed, irritable and angry.
Just one hypnosis session can put you on the path to a healthy body and positive mind. Six sessions can eliminate so much stress and pain that you will feel like a new person. But if you prefer to give it a go on your own, then I suggest the following.
Exercise. It’s a healthy way to relieve your pent-up energy and tension. Exercising releases feel-good brain chemicals called endorphins. It also helps you get in shape physically, which makes you feel better overall.
Eat right. Stress can affect your appetite. Make sure you’re eating regular, well-balanced meals. Check out my free download page.
Get some sleep. It’s important to get enough sleep so your body has time to repair itself.
Meditate. Meditation is a form of guided thought. It can take many forms. You can do it with exercise that uses the same motions over and over, like walking or swimming. You can meditate by practicing relaxation training, by stretching, or by breathing deeply.
Relaxation training is simple. Start with one muscle. Hold it tight for a few seconds and then relax. Do this with each of your muscles, beginning with the toes and feet and working your way up through the rest of your body.
Stretching can also help relieve tension. Roll your head in a gentle circle. Reach toward the ceiling and bend side to side slowly. Roll your shoulders.
Deep, relaxed breathing by itself may help relieve stress. This helps you get plenty of oxygen and activates your body’s relaxation response.
Let go. Don’t worry about things you can’t control, such as the weather. Don’t sweat the small stuff. Solve the little problems. This can help you gain a feeling of control.
Be ready. Prepare to the best of your ability for events you know may be stressful, such as a job interview.
Chin up. Try to look at change as a positive challenge, not as a threat.
Keep it real. Set realistic goals at home and at work. Avoid over scheduling.
Have some fun. Participate in something you don’t find stressful, such as sports, social events, or hobbies.
Just say no. Stay away from drugs such as nicotine, alcohol and pain meds. They can actually increase your stress levels.