Five Effective Stress-Management Techniques

Stress, worry, unbalanced work-life… The number of people suffering from these is higher than ever. Don’t despair, though. In this blog post, I give you 5 Effective Stress-Management Techniques you can use.

“I bet these effective stress-management techniques are extremely difficult to learn,” you may think now. “And I bet they are time-consuming.”

So before listing effective techniques, let me bring up some misconceptions about stress management:

  • All stress-management techniques are difficult. Yes, there may be some techniques which require specific training or even equipment. Still, most stress-management techniques are very easy.
  • Stress management takes a lot of time to do it properly. No. Mostly, it does not. There are many techniques available which take only 5 minutes of your time.
  • You cannot do anything without proper training. Yes, you can. Most techniques are so common that often you wouldn’t even consider some of them as stress-reducing activities. And still, they are very effective in reducing your stress.

What can you do when your mind is full of dark clouds of stress?

Breathe.

As unbelievable as it may sound, breathing helps you calm down and find inner peace.

You may have noticed that when you’re stressed out, your breathing speeds up and your heart starts to beat quicker. This is a normal reaction. Thousands of years ago, this reaction could save your life. How? Your muscles tense, various chemicals are released to your bloodstream, and your breathing and heartbeat increase. These changes allow your body to either fight with animals or run away.

Our situation has changed and in our normal lives, we have no reason to fight or escape. Still, our bodies react the same way.

One way to control the body’s stress-induced reaction is by doing deep breathing. Deep breathing can help you to lower your blood pressure and heart rate quickly.


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