Have you ever found yourself with so much weight on your shoulders you wish you could just walk outside and scream? Have you been in a situation where the boss is after you, the kids have been yelling and screaming non stop all day, and your spouse comes home in a bad mood and takes it out on you too? You have so much stress you don’t know what to do. Do you need to talk to someone, take pills, get put in the mental hospital?
No you don’t have to do any of those things. First, you can start by letting go in your mind. Our days and direction all start in our mind when we wake up in the morning. We dread going to work, we let the kids continue to scream; we let our spouse affect us even when it isn’t our fault. Train your mind to control your thoughts out of the gate and you will begin to notice your day is more pleasant. Your stresses may not be so large. You may begin to become more creative in the process. Wouldn’t that be much nicer than stressing? Of course it would.
Second, you could change the situation when it arrives. Analyze the situation to find the good that could come from it. What is your boss trying to say by venting his or her frustration on you? Think about what can be obtained from a positive point and you might just put a good foot forward. What happened to your spouse that day that you could help him or her release and reevaluate the situation for the better purposes? What have your children been doing all day? They might be cooped up and require the release of all the energy young children have. They might be trying to tell you something in their own way. Start analyzing the situation from different angles and try to find a positive way out that will help everyone.
Once you have come this far in your quest for the stress free zone, stay that way. So, the third step you can do is to exercise. Get moving. There has been evidence and documents listed that exercise, even just walking down the street, reduces stress and clears the head. Not only will it reduce your stress it will keep you fit, lose weight, and feel good. Don’t you want to feel good? Of course you do. Get stress free, start today. Maybe you could even take the kids for a walk down the street to help them get rid of some of that energy.
Once you have completed the above three steps you can move to step four, do the above three steps over and over again until your brain has changed into new habits. Start looking at the positives, clear your mind, exercise, analyze and overcome the situations. When you think about all of the ways to solve problems and stressful situations you truly open your mind to possibilities that may not have existed before. This is the power of our minds and our bodies.
Control your own mind and you will find you can deal with the stresses of life much more easily. Turn your stress into solvable challenges that have many different solutions that all you have to do is pick one. Again, your mind is very powerful so use it first.
Staying healthy and stress free also requires you to get the proper nutrients and minerals your body needs to function healthily. Think about supplementing your meals with multi vitamins or natural herbal supplements that assist your body in mind and health. Become well balanced in every aspect of your life and you will see great results.
Medication for stress is a possible answer if it is needed. You should always consult a physician for assurance and proper counseling. Medicine may help but there are alternatives to prescription drugs. St. John”s wort (Hypericum perforatum) is an example of a natural herbal supplement that is known to reduce the symptoms of stress on the body and has been used to treat mental disorders and depression. Check with a doctor to verify that this could help you. Everyone is different in bodily makeup.
There are many options available for everyone out there to get a handle on stress in their lives. You can start by using your brain and controlling how you approach your environment. The options to go with natural herbal supplements are available as well as seeing professionals to find out the root cause of your stressors and issues.
You should always contact a physician before starting any exercise or supplementation plan.