Stress is the body’s chemical reaction to uncertain situations, usually related to a fear of the unknown. While most of us accept stress as part of everyday life, some of us learn to cope with it better than others.
Instead of relieving stress, most people re-live stress daily.
Struggling to deal with the stress in your life? Here are a few highly effective and yet uncommon stress relievers to ease the tension:
Give And Receive Hugs
Hugging someone you love can be highly beneficial. It releases the ‘cuddle hormone‘ (oxytocin), which reduces the stress hormone norepinephrine and causes the body to relax.
Oxytocin is also believed to reduce blood pressure. Now you won’t be so harsh in judging those people on street corners offering free hugs, will you?
Cut Out Things In Your Life That Cause Stress
This one is fairly obvious and yet hardly ever put into practice. The solution to relieve stress is not to add something to your life to alleviate the tension. Instead, the focus needs to be on subtracting the factors that cause stress in the first place.
Do you hate driving in peak-hour traffic? Plan your time better so you can miss getting stuck on the road. Perhaps, a car-sharing option or taking the train is a simpler approach to cut the stress out of your life.
Create A Gratitude Practice
Every day, maintain a journal entry with 3 things you are grateful for. This practice takes the focus away from what is causing you stress and instead puts the spotlight on the things you are thankful for.
Shifting perspective is an easy way to handle the stress and turn the focus from the pressure of the situation to the pleasure of living in general.
Sheevaun Moran is a business advisor, master coach, quantum energy thought leader and the founder of Energetic Solutions. She uses business principles with energetic techniques to help more than 25,000 entrepreneurs, CEOs and leaders bring instant focus and shifts to clarity, purpose, and profits.
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