How to Cope With Stress

How to Cope With Stress

How to Cope With Stress

“Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men! Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for power equal to your tasks.”Phillips Brooks

Do you find yourself trying to focus on too much, trying to get too many things done every day? This type of lifestyle can lead to stress, confusion, anxiety, as well annoyance with your life and everyone around you.

If you continue to deal with this type of stress for too long it can be hard on your mind and your body.

The Problem with Stress

All your stress begins in your mind as negative thinking. After a while these negative thoughts can begin to manifest themselves physically.

Your negative thinking can cause you to feel tense, anxious, uneasy, angry, or have aches and pains you can’t really find a cause for. If stress continues and becomes chronic, your health could be compromised.

In fact, long term or chronic stress affects your body in many ways. It can wear down your immune system making you to be more susceptible to colds, flu and other diseases.

It can also make you to feel depressed, causing your body to produce less endorphin. This can result in you feeling achy and sore are all the time.

How Do You Cope With this Type of Stress?

The first thing you need to do is to make time for yourself.

In today’s world you can get caught up in trying to be all things to all people. This simply isn’t realistic.

Neither is trying to do everything or solving all the problems or concerns that you are presented with in one day. Neither you nor anybody else should expect that of you!

The “be all and do all” person is not a healthy mindset. To stay healthy, both mentally and physically you must focus on doing what’s best for you.

Natural Stress Relief Tips to Calm Your Mind

Doctors and even many mental health professionals will prescribe drugs as your first option for dealing with stress.  Although there are some people, such as those who are clinically depressed, who need drugs, there are many natural stress relief methods that can work for most people most of the time.

Three of the easiest methods to calm a restless mind are meditation, prayer and self hypnosis.

There are many additional natural stress relief choices that can help you feel better and live a calmer, more productive life. For example, you might consider:

• Focusing on others by volunteering

• Participating in a sport or going to the gym

• Getting a dog

• Listening to music

• Playing with your kids or grandkids

Using Natural Things You Enjoy for Stress Relief

The most natural method of stress relief is simply doing things you enjoy doing.

You don’t have anything you enjoy doing? Well that’s a problem.

Take a little time and think about what activities give you the most pleasure. Maybe you enjoy cooking or you like funny movies or you like to spend time researching your ancestors. Maybe you enjoy talking with friends or playing bridge.

Whatever it is, when you’re starting to feel stressed out or your thoughts begin to run away from you, go do it. You can distract your mind which will allow it to calm down. This will help you prevent your thoughts from driving you crazy.

You Need to Take Control of Your Thoughts

The busyness of your mind is not the problem. Your mind likes being busy. Where you begin to run into problems is when your mind is busy with things that aggravate you and make you feel down.

That’s the real the problem. That’s when negative thoughts begin to spin around and around in your mind, repeating themselves over and over again.

Instead of dwelling on those negative thoughts that upset you, decide to deal with them, let them go, and then move on to doing the things you enjoy.

Using meditation, prayer and self hypnosis, or by involving yourself in any of the other activities in this article, you can take back control of your thoughts and begin living the life of your dreams.

You can let stress go and feel good every day.

Three Natural Stress Relief Tips to Help You Take Back Control:

1. Concentrate on what is important to you.

Make a list of your priorities and then focus on what’s most important in your life. Develop goals around your priorities.  As you begin working toward the things that are important to you, you’ll feel good about yourself and the bright future you have in front of you.

2. Find and practice both physical and mental stress relief methods.

Stress becomes chronic because it’s allowed to build up so find methods for releasing it every day. By implementing natural stress relief methods in your daily life you are making a conscious choice to start each day fresh, without the stress from the day before.

• What relaxes you? Do you enjoy dancing and music? Do you have any hobbies? Do you enjoy spending time with your friends and family? Just involving in an activity you enjoy will give you a healthy dose of relaxation.

• Exercise as much and as often as possible. You were not created to sit at a desk all day long and then go home and say on a couch all night long. Exercise refreshes your body with a surge of oxygen and releases endorphins, the “feel good” hormone.

If you’re too busy for a formal exercise session you can take the stairs instead of the elevator or park far away from the building so you can walk. Also, remember to play with your kids or pets.

3. Rinse and Repeat.

You can’t just do these strategies haphazardly. You need to involve yourself with them consistently.

Make a habit of utilizing these natural stress relief methods every day, even on days when you don’t feel as much stress. This will allow you to release stress without a struggle when you really need to. Also you won’t be allowing your stress levels to build up.

So keep practicing and improving, even when you feel great!

Now that You Know How to Cope With Stress Start Using These Tips Today!

Look it doesn’t matter which of these tips you use to calm your mind and lower your levels of stress, just start using them. That’s how to cope with stress, making a practice of knowing that stress is going to be a constant in your life and then taking steps to counter its affects.

Use what you need and fits your lifestyle.  Only you know your needs and what makes you feel safe and at peace.

If you practice these natural stress relief methods each day, you’ll soon begin to feel calmer, even in situations that would have previously pushed you over the edge. You’ll find that your thoughts are clearer, calmer and in sync with the life you want to live.

Also, by including physical exercise, you’ll feel stronger, and you won’t be affected by the physical manifestations of stress and anxiety.

Use these methods to help you cope with stress and you’ll start feeling like a new person, a person that has a long, healthy life in front of them.

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About the Author

Wil Dieck is America’s #1 Mental Fitness Coach©. He is also the founder of Total Mind Therapy©, a system that uses Neuro Emotional Conditioning (NEC)©.

NEC is a system that uses the best of three highly effective processes, Advanced Hypnosis, Neuro Linguistic Programming techniques (NLP) and the deep breathing meditative breathing techniques from Qigong, a Chinese Martial Art. He has combined them into one powerful system that can help you make quick and lasting shifts in your thinking and your behavior.

Wil is a Master Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner (NLP) hypnotherapist and Qigong Practitioner. His office is located in San Diego, CA.

He has taught hundreds of people in individual and business settings how to use Neuro Emotional Conditioning (NEC)© techniques in both their business and personal lives in using natural stress relief methods and building the life of their dreams.

Wil is available for individual coaching sessions and group presentations on how to use NEC or hypnosis and Neuro Linguistic Programming as well as the deep breathing meditation techniques from Qigong for natural stress relief.

If you are interested in learning more about using Neuro Emotional Conditioning (NEC)© techniques for natural stress relief then call (619) 293-3255 for your complimentary personalized assessment and action plan. In this session we’ll discuss the goals you wish to achieve and you’ll go away with an action plan packed with information on how to achieve those goals.