Hey y’all! Happy Saturday! I am so excited for the end of the school year. 19 days. 19 days and I am FREE! With the end of the school year and testing seasoning comes more stress than before.
Stress is a constant in anyone’s life. No matter who you are there is something that stresses you out. I have yet to meet a stress free person, lord knows I wish I was stress free. But when it comes to stress, its all about how you handle it and what you do to make your life a little easier.
Everyone has their own ways to relax and relieve stress but in case you need some ideas and tips, he we go.
I have a channel on my Pandora that is just for meditation. I love it. I use it for meditation and yoga. It puts me in the perfect frame of mind and I am able to relax. I also use it any time I need to stretch my back out.
It’s simple. Sit up straight with both feet on the floor. Close your eyes. Focus your attention on reciting — out loud or silently — a positive mantra such as “I feel at peace” or “I love myself.” Place one hand on your belly to sync the mantra with your breaths. Let any distracting thoughts float by like clouds, (according to WebMD).
2. Breathe Deeply
Take a moment and stop. Breath deeply for five breaths and let all the bad out. You have to be aware of you exhaling the bad. You can’t just pretend to do it. There needs to be a mind body connection. Sometimes this is difficult. You need to shut out the world around you to make this one work.
3. Be Present
Slow down. Sometimes our first defense is to run. You know, fight or flight. Most humans flee when it comes to stress. So instead of doing that, stop. Take a moment and figure out what is causing the stress and attempt to fix it. If you know the cause of your stress, the solution is easier to work on.
4. Reach Out
Admitting that you need help is hard but sometimes you gotta do it. A lot of time we have stress from not being able to talk about what is causing our stress. Reach out to one of you friends for a vent session. I know it works for me. Venting to them is safer than venting to the person that caused it in the first place.
5. Tune In to Your Body