7 Stress Management Techniques to Get You Back on Track

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What To Do When You Are Stressed- 15 Stress Management Tips And Techniques

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Beating Stress is Easier Than You Think | Annika Sörensen | TEDxSanJuanIsland

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Have you ever noticed that everyone talks about what stress can do to your health?

Have you ever noticed that everyone talks about what stress can do to your health?

Most people have no clue what stress can do for them. It can be good for you if you know how to use it to benefit from it.

You’re asking how is this true? Knowing the principles in a guide to thriving on stress can help you to make some changes. These principles start with understanding stress. Learning what stress is and how it can affect your health when you let it get out of control can help you make better choices.

Why is stress bad for you? Stress is bad for you in many ways. Stress can cause heart trouble, high blood pressure, as well as many other kinds of troubles when it comes to your health. Yet when you turn it around and learn to put stress in your corner, you have the start of a guide to thriving on stress.

What things do people do if they are stressed out? Some people will eat until they cannot move because they cannot manage stress. Still, some people will starve before eating as a well to deal with stress.

Well, if you are trying to lose weight, I guess. Nevertheless, when your body loses nutrients you re only causing you harm.

Instead of letting stress beat you down, go do some exercises. This will help you to get on the road to thriving on stress and turning it into your friend. This will help you to relieve your stress, if you do it long enough you will start to feel better about yourself.

Some of us may just want to crawl up by the fireplace and read a good book. Reading is not very bad either reading is good for you.

How do I learn to benefit from having stress? In order to get all that you can out of stress you have to learn to train your brain to do the opposite of what it wants to do. If your mind is telling you to eat, you have to train yourself to walk away from the food.

It is really all in your head not in your hands. Training your brain to do something different takes time. Retraining the mind cannot take place overnight. You will have to have a lot of willpower as well. It is not going to be easy but you can do it if you put your mind to it.

How will I benefit from stress? You can benefit from anything you want; it is just going to take some time to do it. If you are feeling better about yourself, you have learned to deal with your stress. Dealing with your stress is almost as hard as you make it.

You will have to learn to train your brain to do what you want it to do instead of it control you and your brain which is not good for you or any part of your body. There is a lot of self-mediation that you can do to help you to learn to do this.

If you want to learn some of these things, you can go to your local library and get some information. However, it will be easier if you just learn to control your stress.

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What Stress Can Do To You

What Stress Can Do To You

Stress doesn’t only affect the mind; it can also have some adverse effect on your body if left unchecked. Even if we are mentally capable of doing all our tasks, there is a possibility that our body is not fit enough to cope with the burden you are subjecting it to.

If you push it to the limit, then you will surely feel a breakdown that might disable you permanently.

We can never deny the fact that all of us have our limits. Like our minds, our body can only take so much until it falls apart. It is a common fact that we can do anything if we set our minds into it, but we need to realize that our body should be able to cope with what we want it to do.

Your Body and Stress

Stress affects us different depending on the state of our body. The most common ailment attributed to mental stress is headache or migraine, or even dizziness from time to time.

We would also feel some minor cramps, aches and pains on our back, shoulder, or in different parts of our body when under the grip of stress.

There is also a possibility that stress can affect our body chemistry as well. Too much brain activity can lead to nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, or even constipation.

There were even reports that stress is attributed to a bout of ulcer when a hyperactive body produced too much acid that can abrade the linings of your organs.

There is a chance that a person might need to go to the hospital or undergo a series of medication to remedy the problem. But if you don’t take the initiative to nip stress at the bud, then you will sure to experience the same thing all over again.

Stress and Your Behavior

A person under the grip of stress tends to act rash and outside their normal behavior. Depending on the level of stress a person is subjected to, they might have trouble sleeping or might affect their sleeping time altogether.

You might no longer want to sleep in the evening since you tend to think more of your problems when you lie down in bed during the quiet of the night. Unconsciously, our bodies would slowly get sleepy during the day and remain active at night.

Stress can also affect the emotional state of the person. They will either go into depression and self-pity; or give in to their rage by venting it out on everyone they see. There were even cases that stress can drive a person berserk or permanently affect their state of mind if not properly addressed.

Coping With Your Problems

The mind is where stress starts so it is up to you to take the necessary steps to teach your mind how to cope with your problems when they crop up. Determining the source of your stress is the first step to getting rid of it.

It is essential that a person undergoes stress management to help them relax even when they are swamped with problems. You can delve into your favorite hobby to divert your mind to help it relax.

Watching movies and listening to your favorite songs is also a good idea on getting your stress level under control.

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Can You Really Change Yourself?

Can You Really Change Yourself?

Can You Really Change Yourself?

There are lots of theories out there about people’s ability to change themselves. Some think it’s entirely impossible, others think it can be possible in small increments, and others think it’s possible with hard work.

In this article, we’ll discuss whether or not you can really change yourself. We’ll also include some helpful tips to better yourself.

 

Can you change yourself?

The short answer to this question is yes, you can change yourself. It takes hard work, diligent effort, focus, dedication, and strength to change yourself, but it is possible. The thing is, it’s far from easy. Changing yourself takes a lot of diligent, focused effort. It isn’t something you can just try half-baked.

The road to changing yourself will be long and arduous. The main thing to keep in mind is to not give up and stay true to the path. Don’t be too hard on yourself if you slip from the course, just be sure you get back on the right path.

How do you change yourself?

Changing yourself, as we said, isn’t easy. If you decide to try to change yourself, you have to make the commitment and stick to it. You have to hold yourself accountable and make a diligent effort. You can’t give up halfway through and you can’t expect to make any headway if you’re half-assing it.

The following exercises and practices can help you implement change that sticks around in your life.

 

Develop new habits

The first way you can work to change yourself is by working to develop new habits. Make the changes you want to make your new habits. Practice them every day, multiple times a day. Before you know it, they’ll be second-nature to you.

 

Example

If you want to change the fact that you’re lazy, make a habit of doing one positive bit of work a day. This could be something for your job or for cleaning your house; something productive and positive are the only requirements.

Practice identifying the bad behaviors or faults

The first step to fixing the bad behaviors or learning to deal with your faults is identifying what those are. Spend some time meditating each day, analyzing all of the experiences and interactions you’ve had. Try to find the problem areas and address them reasonably; don’t beat yourself up, that’s helping no one.

 

Be open to criticism

Part of how you change yourself is by listening to critiques from loved ones. You have to get these from people who truly love you that you trust want only the best for you. Take their criticisms and really think about and review them: could you stand to improve in that area? What might help you do that?

 

Challenge yourself

Each day, give yourself a positive new challenge to help you reach your goal of affecting your desired change. No one can make you change but you and you have to be responsible for motivating yourself, pushing and challenging yourself in order to get there.

 

Example

Let’s say the behavior you’re trying to change is erring on the side of being a hermit. You could challenge yourself to go to a new public place each day or talk to a new person each day.

You can truly change yourself, but it won’t be easy. It takes diligent effort, dedication, and a lot of time and hard work to actually affect change in your life. Sometimes, it may even be emotionally painful and taxing, but you have to just push to see it through to the end. You have to be your own motivation, judge, and counselor. You have to hold yourself accountable, stick with it, and see it through to the end, come hell or high water.

 

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Acceptance – Let Go Of That Which You Cannot Control Guided Meditation Script With Audio

Acceptance – Let Go Of That Which You Cannot Control Guided Meditation Script With Audio

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Welcome to acceptance – let go of that which you cannot control guided meditation.

Find a quiet place and settle into a comfortable position. Prepare yourself for surrender.

Take a deep breath in through your nose. Hold it for 3 seconds. Now push that breath out through your mouth.

Again, take a deep breath in through your nose. Hold it for 3 seconds. Now push that breath out through your mouth.

One more time, take a deep breath in through your nose. 1. 2. 3. Now push that breath out through your mouth. Deep breath in, hold it for 1. 2. 3. Slowly exhale.

Take a deep breath in through your nose. Hold it for 3 seconds. Now push that breath out through your mouth.

Again, take a deep breath in through your nose. Hold it for 3 seconds. Exhale.

One more time, take a deep breath in through your nose. 1. 2. 3. Exhale out through your mouth.

Deep breath in, hold it. Slowly exhale.

There are many experiences and events in life that you do not control and cannot change. Choose something that is going on in your life right now that you cannot control or change. If you don't want to focus on current hardship you can draw from your past as well.

Take a deep breath in through your nose. Hold it. Now push that breath out through your mouth.

Hold it. Again, take a deep breath in through your nose.

Hold it. Now push that breath out through your mouth.

Hold it. One more time, take a deep breath in through your nose.

Hold it. Now push that breath out through your mouth.

Now focus on the issue you cannot control or change. See all of the different parts it holds. See your frustration, sadness, anger, and fear.

For now, we will focus on the fear.

Allow yourself to feel the fear connected to this situation you can't control or change. Allow all of those fearful emotions and thoughts to pass through your mind.

Imagine yourself standing in a storm, now reach your arms toward the sky with your palms facing upward.

Repeat after me…

I am releasing all of the fears I feel about this situation.

I am letting go of all of these fears once and for all.

I surrender. I accept it as it is.

Imagine yourself shaking all of your fear from your fingertips, fear flying from them as though they are raindrops.

Now allow your arms to drop back to your lap, let them rest there for now.

Take a deep breath in through your nose. Hold it. Now push that breath out through your mouth.

Hold it. Again, take a deep breath in through your nose. Hold it. Now push that breath out through your mouth. Hold it. One more time, take a deep breath in through your nose.

Let's focus now on your frustration.

Allow yourself to feel the frustration connected with this situation you can't control or change. Feel that frustration at your very core.

Now lift your arms above your head, with your palms facing up reach for the sky and repeat after me.

I am releasing all of the frustrations I feel about this situation.

I am letting go of all of these frustrations once and for all.

I surrender. I accept it as it is.

Imagine yourself shaking all of your frustrations from your fingertips, frustration flying from them as though they are raindrops.

Now allow your arms to drop back to your lap, let them rest there for now. Relax for a moment.

Take a deep breath in through your nose. Hold it. Now push that breath out through your mouth.

Hold it. Again, take a deep breath in through your nose.

Hold it. Now push that breath out through your mouth.

Hold it. One more time, take a deep breath in through your nose.

Hold it. Now push that breath out through your mouth.

Let's focus now on your frustration. Allow yourself to feel the frustration connected with this situation you can't control or change. Feel that frustration at the core of your being. Now lift your arms above your head, with your palms facing up reach for the sky and repeat after me. I am releasing all of the frustration I feel about this situation. I am letting go of all of this frustration once and for all.

I surrender. I accept it as it is. Imagine yourself shaking all of that anger from your fingertips, anger flying from them as though it is raindrops. Now allow your arms to drop back to your lap, let them rest there for now. Repeat after me. I am free from worry.

I release the negative emotions surrounding this situation and I fully accept that I cannot control it. I let go of expectations and choose to live my life as I wish. I know that trying to control everything is a waste of my energy and resources. I cannot control everything, I accept that I cannot control everything and I am letting go. You may now resume your day when you are ready to do so.

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How Self-Discipline Benefits You Socially

How Self-Discipline Benefits You Socially

So many people have a misconception about self-disciplined people. They think that they’re
sticks in the mud and aren’t fun to be around. However, nothing could be further from the
truth. People who are self-disciplined tend to be more attractive socially because they’re
usually in a better mood and truly ready to be social.

Here are several reasons why being self-disciplined benefits you socially:

* People Trust You – Because you have a reputation of doing what you say you’ll do,
people tend to trust you more. When people trust you more, they want to be closer to you
and do more things with you. They can be themselves, and that means a lot to people.

* Your Relationships Will Be Stronger – Because you are so accountable, and not
moody or hard to get along with, your relationships will be a lot stronger. People really feel
calmer around those who get things done and stick to what they think is right.

* You’ll Appear More Confident – Mostly you’ll really be more confident. Being self-disciplined rubs off in all aspects of your life and makes you feel better about yourself and
your abilities. Plus, when you’re not making excuses why you didn’t do something, you have
more time to feel good about yourself.

* Your Happiness Makes You More Attractive – Not physically, perhaps, but
when you are calm, happy, and have less drama and stress in your life you tend to look better,
smile more, and people will rate you as more attractive. Look at past family photos, and you
can probably pick out the pictures where you look more relaxed compared to more stressed.

* You’ll Have More Time – Everyone is given the same number of hours in a day, but
a self-disciplined person is better at managing that time. When you do the work you’re
supposed to do on a schedule instead of waiting for motivation to happen, you tend to feel as
if you have a lot more free time.

* You Won’t Fall for Temptation – People who have strong self-discipline tend not
to fall for temptation. Why? Well, they know that on Friday night they get to have that piece
of pie, so why have it on Wednesday? They can wait because they know that the compound
effect of making the right choice more often than making the wrong choice pays off.

* You Can Relax and Enjoy Social Time – If you’re not thinking of work when
you’re off work, you can enjoy your social time more. If you spent your day at work
procrastinating instead, you might even have to miss social time.

When you are self-disciplined, you can enjoy your social time a lot more because you’re not
going to think about everything you’ve left undone. You stick to your calendar and get things
done so that when you do have time to be social, you can be social without worry. Your
friends and family will appreciate that and feel more loved. When people feel more loved,
they are happier, and the relationships will be stronger.

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How Self-Discipline Benefits You at Work and When You Study

How Self-Discipline Benefits You at Work and When You Study

Out of everything you learned as a kid growing up, self-discipline is probably one of the most
vital skills. If you have learned this lesson, you’ll reap the benefits your entire life by reaching
for and meeting your goals more easily. Plus, you will be living your life at full blast because
you won’t have as much stress.

1. You Won’t Be Impulsive – When you are able to control your own impulses, you
tend to make much better decisions because you’re willing to stop and think before doing so.
That means you’ll have fewer things to be sorry about at work or school. You won’t skip
studying to go out and party; you won’t quit working on a project to hang out with friends;
and you will get things done because you won’t create unneeded drama caused by
impulsiveness.

2. You Know Your Priorities – A self-disciplined person is very aware of the priorities
they have each day. They are prepared and look over everything in plenty of time to arrange
their day to meet those priorities.

3. You Will Meet Your Obligations – Let’s be clear. Meeting obligations feels good.
It’s not a downer or a drag on your life. When you follow through and do something at work
or school (or life) that is important, it feels good, and you want to do it again.

4. Reduces Procrastination – Procrastination is really a symptom of a larger problem
- usually a lack of confidence in skills, imposter syndrome, or fear of success. When you have
self-discipline, you tend to make a schedule that doesn’t consider your mood or anything but
getting it done and done right.

5. You Don’t Need Passion to Finish Projects – One of the biggest myths of life
is that you should work or do things when you feel like it. When the passion strikes is the time
to work according to many. However, this is not a good plan. You’re not going to feel passion
every single day. When you have self-discipline, you tend to get it done regardless of your
thoughts and feelings.

6. You’ll Be Much Healthier – Due to not eating everything you see, not avoiding
exercise, and working hard instead of avoiding work (which is actually stressful), you’re going
to be much healthier. You’ll feel better physically and mentally because you’re making better
choices.

7. You Have Better Relationships – When you are not just saying whatever comes
to your mind, and when you’re not selfish but are there for your friends and family, you’re
going to have better relationships. People know they can count on you.

8. You’ll Sleep Better – When you get up at a normal time each day, go to bed at a
normal time each night, and eat right most days - as well as do what you say you’ll do - you’ll
probably sleep a lot better every night.

9. You’ll Feel Less Guilt – When you follow through in life - whether it’s something you
promised to yourself or someone else, you feel less guilt. You won’t have any reason to feel
guilty due to your good choices.

When you have self-discipline, it doesn’t mean that you aren’t a fun person or that you can't
be spontaneous. It simply means that you are reliant on yourself, trust yourself, and show this
by doing what you promise yourself and others that you will do.

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