Identify the sources of your stress, and write them down or talk about them with a friend.
Awareness is the antithesis to stress. Becoming aware of things that you find relaxing and practicing them daily will allow you to manage negative stressors and feel more in control of your life.
Make a list of what you find relaxing. This could be reading, walking, playing with your pets, having lunch with a friend, practicing yoga and meditation. Whatever it is that relaxes you can go on your list.
Positivity is a way of life, so begin cultivating an optimistic attitude. Positive affirmations are an excellent way to do
Some daily positive affirmations you can
I love and approve of myself.
I joyously release the past. I am at peace.
I am enthusiastic about life and filled with energy and enthusiasm.
I maintain a positive attitude.
I deserve the best and I accept the best now.
I feel passionately about my life, and this passion fills me with excitement and energy.
Other ways to release stress
Begin a daily exercise practice. Physical movement is connected to emotional movement and helps release negativity.
Try meditation, there are some wonderful mediation cd’s available.
Progressive relaxation techniques are a great way to release tension in muscles. Practice these techniques if you find yourself in a heightened stress state.
Each night before bed devote 5 to 10 minutes to deep breathing. This relaxes your mind and body and puts you in a good place for a restful and rejuvenating night’s sleep.