Practical Stress Methods Archives

Break a Sweat to Break Your Stress

frame-78003_640Are you swamped at work?  Do you always feel one step behind trying to catch up on all the chores on your “to-do” list each day?  Do you toss and turn in bed at night thinking about all the things you should have accomplished that day, but didn’t?  All of us have experienced a hectic set of circumstances in our lives at one point or another.  Maybe you experience stress every day of your life.  This stress can lead to sickness, depression, and make you feel overwhelmed.  Therefore, how can you combat this nagging daily stress?  One answer is exercise.

Stress comes in both physical and mental forms.  The severity of stress placed upon your body depends on your job, family, and life obligations.  Exercise will benefit nearly everyone from a mother of five to a single on-the-go professional.  You can find a form of exercise to suit your needs whether you have just ten minutes of free time a day or can hit the gym regularly.  Exercise has the potential to be a highly effective stress reducer.  Following are common questions, excuses, and solutions regarding exercise in our daily lives. Read the rest of this entry


burnout-90822_640A stress- free lifestyle could very well do wonders in eliminating depression. Here are some practical methods to combat stress:

1. Express Amusement And Be Happy.  Laugh hard and loud. If you don’t have a sense of humor, find someone else who has. Laughter releases endorphins (happy chemicals) from the body, and it helps boost your immune system.

2. Take Control Over Your Time and Schedule.  You’ll be much more able to deal with stress if you have a good handle on your job, relationships, and other activities. When you are in control, you are more inclined to stay focused and calm. Plan your time wisely. Read the rest of this entry

If you are Stressed – Learn to Relax

new-zealand-197750_640In modern society it is becoming far more impossible to avoid stressful situations. Too much stress can be unhealthy which is why learning to relax is so important. We all cope with stress when we go to sleep at night. While we are sleeping, our bodies become very relaxed and our heart rate, blood pressure, pulse and body temperature decrease. This allows our bodies and minds a chance to recharge allowing us to face the next day with renewed energy.

In theory, relaxation does the opposite of what stress does. It gives the body a break and helps cancel out many problems that stress may cause. Relaxation can also reduce muscle tension. Learning to relax is like learning a new skill. It takes practise to become good at it. Here are a few ideas to help you achieve it.

Breathing. Most of us take breathing for granted, in stressful situations our breathing can go off sync and we don’t even notice. This can lead to muscle tension, headaches and anxiety. Performing deep breathing exercises on a daily basis can help relieve stressful feelings. Read the rest of this entry