5 Easy Ways to Cope With Anxiety and Stress

Create a Peaceful Mind

One of the easiest ways to create a peaceful mind is to distract yourself. People often overlook this option, even though it is one of the most obvious ways to put your mind at ease and find peace. If your mind is constantly racing with stressful thoughts, then it's time to change your thoughts. Think about something that is different. Use your imagination and think about something calming and peaceful.

Use Organizational Skills to Reduce Stress

You know the moments when you are dashing out the door, already a few minutes, and you can not find your keys. Or you have planned an important event, which starts in a short time, and some of the items you need for the event are displaced. A lack of organization can lead to a great amount of stress. In order to overcome some of the organizational stress in your life, create a plan to instill some organization. That way when you are trying to get out of the house, your keys will be in the same place every time.

Time Management

We all love our small electronic devices that can allow us to quickly access information. We have cell phones with online capabilities. And do not forget the text messaging. We have laptop computers, which allow us to access the internet. Using these small electronic devices makes our lives more chaotic and stressful, because we feel the need to access them all the time. Even when we are around our family and friends, we feel filled to our cell phone to check for text messages and incoming email messages. Then we have all the other responsibilities in our daily life that keeps us moving from one thing to another. Time can easily slip away in a day. One of the most effective ways to help us reduce our stress in life is to schedule our time, and create an effective time management plan. Start by making to do lists, and scheduling the things that are important to you, so you can more easily manage your time.

Reduce the Tension

One of the easiest, most stress relieving exercises, is to do a simple breathing technique. Sit comfortably and inhale through your nose. When you inhale, you should feel and ensure that your stomach expends. Your shoulders and chest should only move slightly. As you slowly inhale, silently count to 4. And then exhale and silently count to 5. When you exhale, you should feel your stomach contracting. You can continue these types of breaths for a short period of time, or until you feel less stressed.

Sleep, Exercise and Nutrition

Sleep is one of my most favorite activities, and if I miss out on sleep, I definitely feel more stress. It is essential to get around 7-8 hours of sleep per night. Creating a time management plan will help you work toward more sleep. Exercise is also an important task that will help you to rid yourself of stress. Exercise can decrease your heart rate and blood pressure, which helps tremendously to reduce your stress levels. Also, eating a healthy and balanced diet will help to keep you feeling less stressed.Using these five tips will help you to reduce the stresses in your life.



Source by AE Hayden

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