It seems that people are more open to talking about being stressed out. The question is how to lessen and relieve stress. Every time we watch the news we are bound to elevate our stress because so much news is negative. When tragedy hits in the form of mass shootings or natural catastrophe stress creeps into our psyche.
This month I have practiced trying to be more mindful of stress and immediately using some techniques to reduce it.
The following are some ways to lessen the impact of stress:
- Sit in a quite spot. Relax your shoulders and place your palms on your thighs.
- Let your gaze fall to the floor.
- Take a deep breath.
- Scan every part of you body and watch as you try to relax.
- Do not allow yourself to become distracted. Stay focused on getting your self as relaxed as possible.
We will continue to post different techniques to help you relax and become more mindful of stressful triggers.
Have a beautiful day!