Stress has become a part of our daily lives, as unexpected events continue to manifest in our reality. As COVID-19 spreads, flesh-eating amoebas appear in the water supply, fires burn in the west, and sink holes pop up in unexpected places. Stress levels are at an all-time high. Therefore, stress management is critical. It is important that we take control of stress before it ends up controlling us.
No one can deny the fact that stress can be a big hindrance in everything we plan to do in our lives. If left unchecked, it can affect your business, career, and relationship with your family and friends. If you give in to the irritation and anger that is often the result of stress, you are bound to make wrong decisions and crucial mistakes that can sour your life experience.
Falling prey to stress’s influence can cost you your job, lead to poor business deals, or even create unnecessary enemies. Therefore, it is important that you learn how to control and get rid of stress every time it crops up. You can do so by following these three simple steps.
Step 1: Identify the Source of Your Stress
Knowing the source of your stress gives you plenty of options to counter it. If your stress stems from overwork, take some time off from your busy schedule to relax. The home can also become a stressful environment, especially when it is disorganized. The statement, “cleanliness is next to godliness,” is truer than most realize. Negative energy festers in dirty areas, therefore, take the time to clean your home to rid it of negative energy. Once it is clean, you will notice a difference in the atmosphere and an increase in your spirit. Once you can determine the cause of your stress, you can take the necessary steps to correct it.
Step 2: Use Relaxation Techniques
Allot time in your busy schedule to do 10 minutes of mediation every day. I recommend finding a quiet area in your home. Choose a time when you will not be bothered, preferably when you first wake up. Light your favorite incense and turn on some soft music. Make yourself comfortable by either lying down or sitting upright with your legs folded in front of you. Close your eyes and imagine you are in a place that brings a peaceful feeling into your mind. I normally envision the beach. Take deep breaths as you listen to the music.
Meditation is a simple technique that anyone can do in a short amount of time. Taking the time to still your mind will help to eliminate stress as you prepare yourself to start your day.
Step 3: Tap into your Inner Child
Kids are known to be stress free. Even if you scold them or force them to eat vegetables, you will never see them suffer from stress, because their minds are free to enjoy their life experiences. You too can rewind time and allow your inner child to enjoy life.
Tap into your younger self by taking the time to play. You can grab your X-box out of the cabinet and bring out the games you usually play during your free time. Another idea is to listen to your favorite music, watch cartoons, or read some comics on the internet. You can even play online games to take your mind off your problems. The method you choose to remove stress from your life is irrelevant. The idea here is to learn how to divert your mind from the problems that cause stress to give yourself time to relax so you can later face the problem with a rational mind.