8 Quick Ways To Beat Stress

There are both preventive and curative techniques to de-stress, but most of these therapies or meditation takes a lot of time for it to actually work.

Here are some quick ways to instantly unwind and beat stress:

Count backwards – When you feel a little wound up, just try to count back from 10 to 1. This helps to slowly sedate the body and mind, making you feel calmer.

Do something you are passionate about – Love to strum the guitar or paint? Studies have shown that people who indulged regularly in their hobbies were less likely to feel stressed. Creativity stimulates the brain and produces endorphins or the feel good hormones, which increase the level of serotonin in the body. In laymen terms, engaging in a creative hobby commands the brain to feel happy.

Talk to someone you love – Most people keep everything bottled up inside them, which adds to their worries. Talk about your problems with someone you trust and who can give you a sound advice. Even if you don’t want to share your problems, try to have a healthy conversation with someone whose company you enjoy. Pick up the phone and call a friend you haven’t spoken to in years, or have a mundane conversation with your grandmother.

Switch off and disconnect – Technology has become a huge part of all our live even at the cost of our health. It is okay to disconnect from the virtual world once in a while and just concentrate on your actual surrounding.

Laugh a lot – Forcing yourself to laugh in the face of stress is the basis of laughter therapy. Beginners find it difficult to get used to voluntarily invoking laughter, try watching a comedy movie or a play. Also, there are a number of outrageously hilarious videos on the internet that will make you howl with laughter

Cook something – In a survey, one out of 5 people said that their favorite ways to beat stress is by walking straight into the kitchen. If you angry or stressed just chop some food as that takes your mind off of things and also the aroma of herbs and spices has a therapeutic effect on the body and mind.

Oh and while you are in the kitchen, pop in a piece of dark chocolate as cocoa is rich in anti oxidants and has calming effect.

Go for a run – Exercising will charge your mind and body and direct the brain to release endorphins. Next time you feel a little frazzled, go for a run, sprint on the treadmill, talk a brisk walk, go swimming or just challenge yourself to a rigorous sport.

Daydream – This technique might be a tad bit difficult at first, but with meditation you will learn how to envision a pleasant picture when you feel a bit wired. To make it more effective, see if you can get a pictorial representation of your daydream as that tends to strengthen your envisioning further.

The idea is to take your mind off of the reason for stress and engage in something else using the distraction method.

Carrying A Guilty Conscience

It is common knowledge that our conscience provides us with directions on what is right and wrong. It helps us distinguish good from evil. We all have that silent voice at the back of our minds whispering what to do and what not to do. It is always there with us, always giving us guidence and according to most religions, it is God’s way of leading us to the path of good. Continue reading “Carrying A Guilty Conscience”

Five Considerations When It Comes To Choosing A Hospice Provider

Picking the right hospice provider for a loved one may seem like an easy undertaking. But when you are already in the final leg of that pursuit, it is then you will realize the complications of your responsibilities. Yes, these facilities basically adhere to the same guidelines. But that does not imply that they are all the same. Every agency you encounter will be unique. They will offer different services and facilities. Some will be providing holistic care while others will only be attempting to promote a normal way of life. Wherever you end up putting a family member in will affect the way they are cared for and the quality of life they will be living from the present until their passing. So your final decision is very crucial. After all, you are not only securing the well-being of someone that is in a difficult circumstance, you are also dictating what your expenses and experiences will be like moving forward. Continue reading “Five Considerations When It Comes To Choosing A Hospice Provider”

Hurry Disease

Hurry Hurry Disease

A new disease is rampant among us. Contagious as the flu, persistent as a bad cough, the “hurry hurry” disease is a malady of the mind. The symptoms are a frequent feeling that we must rush through our lives because we don’t have enough time to do all we have to do, that we are somehow running out of the precious commodity of our days and hours and minutes. The disease can become chronic, so our entire lives feel rushed and frantic, leaving us continuously grumpy, exhausted, and overwhelmed.

A new disease is rampant among us. Contagious as the flu, persistent as a bad cough, the “hurry hurry” disease is a malady of the mind. The symptoms are a frequent feeling that we must rush through our lives because we don’t have enough time to do all we have to do, that we are somehow running out of the precious commodity of our days and hours and minutes. The disease can become chronic, so our entire lives feel rushed and frantic, leaving us continuously grumpy, exhausted, and overwhelmed. Continue reading “Hurry Hurry Disease”

5 Habits That Make You Anxious

Be it good or bad habit, once inculcated, we do not need to make a conscious effort to follow one or keep in check. The one thing about habit is that after a prolonged period of time, it becomes a part of us, and what we do, how we think, and the way we react eventually depends upon what we keep doing over and over again.

Considering the fact that anxiety can be easily avoided and tackled using one’s own will power and optimism, there are almost 65% of people who complain of stress and anxiety on a regular basis. It all boils down to perspective and the trust in one’s own ability when it comes to handling adverse situations.

Here’s taking a look at some habits that bring about or deteriorate anxiety:

Pessimism – You are not born with a negative attitude towards life, a lot of people tend to chose pessimism as a way of life. Anxiety is a negative feeling in itself and with your mind running in circles with negative thoughts; the stress level is bound to get worse. Continue reading “5 Habits That Make You Anxious”

Feeling Tense? Massage These Key Areas To Instantly Reduce Stress

Stress is often accompanied by muscle tension, especially along the trapezius muscle (the triangular area starting from the temple, covering the base of the neck, and running along the shoulders). The aches and knots you feel in your shoulders and the base of your neck is almost always a result of stress. One of the instant tips to relieve stress is through massaging the key areas.

Temples

Temples is an extremely sensitive spot and massaging your temples can instantly alleviate stress. Use the middle finger and put pressure on both the temples, and then make small soothing circles without lifting your fingers. Now proceed to doing the same with two fingers instead of just your middle finger. Continue reading “Feeling Tense? Massage These Key Areas To Instantly Reduce Stress”

3 Positive Changes People Suffering From Anxiety Disorder Should Bring In Their Lives Right Now!

Whether it is mild or severe, the effect of anxiety on a person’s mind and body is always negative. Most people consider anxiety to be the root cause of the problem, which however is not true. Anxiety is merely the effect part, whereas stress is actually the cause that triggers the reaction.

While both stress and anxiety are on the opposite end of the scale, working in tandem, both these conditions are completely dependent on a person’s mindset and their reaction towards adverse situations in life.

Keeping this fact in mind, if the mind could be attributed for creating a negative impact, it can definitely lead to a positive outcome too. Our mind is the most powerful organ in the body, and there has been proven studies stating that merely with the effect of mind power, people have known to heal their ailments. Continue reading “3 Positive Changes People Suffering From Anxiety Disorder Should Bring In Their Lives Right Now!”

Three Tips To Stand Grief And Progress With Life

Everyone can experience grief and loss. Any person can lose someone dear like a relative, a close friend or a pet because death is part of life. To understand grief, one must look at it as a multifaceted response because grieving is not just an emotional reaction to loss. In psychology, besides the affect or emotional response, grief can also bring about social, philosophical and physical reactions.

Just say that somebody in the family by accident died. The direct family may show signs of strong emotions like extreme sadness and anger. Physically, they may hit the walls or become suddenly dumbfounded. Inability to sleep and nausea can also be observable. Socially, the bereaved can withdraw themselves from the crowd. Philosophical reactions on the other hand have something to do with the individual beliefs or faith of the bereaved. Some can experience renewal of faith while for some a strong religious conviction. Continue reading “Three Tips To Stand Grief And Progress With Life”

Are You A Worrier? Here’s The Solution To Your Problem

Do you worry a lot? Worry seems to be a constant in most people’s lives, and it seems like a normal thing to do. After all, you do need to be concerned with what goes on in your life. But worry also has its drawbacks, especially when it becomes a habit that you start to worry about everything.

Being a worrier can have quite a huge impact in your life, although you wouldn’t think of it as anything out of the ordinary at first. Sometimes, your constant worrying can keep you from sleeping well, and usually you think the problem is what you worry about, not about the worrying itself. Worrying can also make you feel down and anxious, can paralyze you with endless fears, can deplete your emotional energy, and hamper your productivity. When you worry, you keep thinking about the past or the future, and this keeps you from living in the present moment. Worry may seem like a small thing, but it can actually interfere with your life. Continue reading “Are You A Worrier? Here’s The Solution To Your Problem”