At some point or the other all of us get stressed out or become anxious about something or the other. It is something that is unavoidable. This build up of stress and anxiety has a negative impact on both your physical as well as your mental health.
In severe cases it can also lead to depression making you unhappy and dysfunctional. It is therefore important to know how to effectively cope and relieve stress and anxiety in order to avoid any of these symptoms.
There are various stress management techniques that you could adopt if you feel that you have a buildup of stress. Each technique has its own benefits as well as limitation. You would be able to judge which one of them suits you the most over a period of time. Try as many of these techniques as possible to try and find out which one is the most suitable for you.
For some people yoga provides great relief but there are others who benefit from meditation. Some people find deep breathing relaxing while a few find listening to the recorded sounds of nature helps them to calm down and relieve their stress. All of these techniques are good as they help to divert your attention and clear your mind.
Another very effective way to relieve stress and anxiety is to immerse yourself in strenuous physical activity. This could include but is not limited to activities like jogging, cycling and exercising at a gymnasium. If you have pent up feeling of anger which is causing your stress levels to increase then exercising can help you release these pent up emotions.
Taking a nice hot shower or soaking in a hot bath or a Jacuzzi is a modern way of coping with stress. There are a few other stress relievers which would lead you to pamper yourself such as getting your nails done or getting a foot massage or maybe even a body massage. These non traditional methods of relieving stress also have a longer effect and ensure that you keep feeling good for a longer period of time.
Take care of yourself as much as possible. Make sure that you wear something nice that makes you feel good about yourself. Put on some make up and accessorize. Get your hair done or have your hairstyle changed and put on some perfume. Eat well and make sure that you’re not hungry as this also sometimes leads to an unnecessary build up of stress.