To deal with stress effectively it is important to understand what causes it. Your program of dealing with stress should include following steps:
The first and the most important step is to recognize it. See article Effects of Stress on Health for signs of stress and its symptoms.
The second step is to eat a law-stress diet, i.e. diet low in animal protein. The reason for this is that the diet high in animal protein can increase stress and lead to outbursts of nervous tension.
The third step is relaxation, like breathing exercises. Here is the example of breathing exercise: Sit down in a quiet place with your back straight. Put your left wrist on your right knee and close your eyes. Close the right nostril with the right thumb and inhale. Pause for a moment, then exhale for count of two. Then close the left nostril with your little finger of your left hand, inhale and hold to the count of ten. Now you can release the right nostril and exhale through the right nostril. Count till five. While keeping your left nostril closed, inhale through the right nostril to the count of two. Then close the both nostrils and count to eight. Release the left nostril, exhale and count till five.
There is a big choice of breathing exercises. It is not necessary that you do exactly the one described above. Inhaling to the count of five, pausing, then exhaling to the count of five for several times, will benefit you as well as long as you do it regularly.
The forth step is to take some homeopathic or herbal remedies specially formulated for stress.
Last but not least, maintain a positive attitude. Exercise, spend time with your family and friends, find a hobby, read self-help books that teach you how to deal with stress, and spend time in nature. You can’t overcome stress in one day, but by incorporating these healthy habits into your daily life it will gradually decrease and eventually disappear.
- Effects of Stress on Health
- How to Deal With Stress
- Psychological Resilience
- Resilient People
- Managing Emotions
- Good Emotions