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Feeling stress and anxiety? Cannot cope with daily life, work, financial problems, family problems, study problems? Unhappy, tense, depressed, tired, these are all the negative feelings that would impact your health and affect your life. There are many ways to cope up with stress. Some methods may work for you but may not work for next person. Therefore, there is no definite answer on which method you should follow. I am engaging on daily meditation to deal with stress. For other stress relaxation techniques, I have compiled the methods from various resouces for your reference, you can choose the ones that suit you and work for you. Let's begin with some self help activities that you can do immediately.
Do something that you enjoy. Some examples here are the stress relaxation techniques or activities that can divert your attention away from your daily routine tasks. While you engage on something that you enjoy, you are so focus on something that you are being in a state that is near to meditative state.
Participate in volunteering works. Some people may feel good and satisfied after helping others. Also, by doing volunteer work, you may find out your situation is so much better. In addition, you are doing a good deed and can get other benefits like expanding and developing your skills.
Get support from others. Feel like expressing or releasing your emotion? Let others to help you in coping with stress. There are numbers of channels to do this:
Complementary and alternative medicine (also called CAM) is becoming popular. It is typically not being used in conventional Western medicine, and more and more treatments under study and move into the mainstream. Some conventional doctors are hesitant about CAM due to the lack of training in this area and lack of research evidence. Nonetheless, a number of studies are being supported by The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medice. Before you decide the use of CAM, I will suggest you read about the fact here safety of CAM by NCCAM. Take precautious if you are taking medications, have chronic health problems, or pregnant.
The traditional healing system is based on the belief that health is a
state of balance among the mind, soul and physical. Any imbalance of
energies within the body causes illness. Below are some of the techniques that help in coping with stress.
Here are some other therapies that help you in coping with stress.
Adjusting both diet and nutrition may help some people to cope with stress by managing their symptoms and promote recovery. Some herbal remedies, vitamin such as vitamin B, C, E may give a boost in your immune systems. Food or supplements that contain antioxidants such as berries, mangosteen, quercetin etc. will help you to fight for the free radicals that generated from your body as a result of stress. Avoid stimulant food such as alcohol, coffee, sugars and high fat foods. If you decide to take a health supplement, here is some guidelines for you to decide the reliability and safety considerations on the health supplements. Using health supplement wisely by NCCAM
As there is a wide range of health supplements available in the market, I will suggest to perform a proper medical check up such as a blood test and talk to your health care provider about the needs of your vitamin and minerals. Often blood test reveals a lot about your body and what kind of supplement is more urgently needed for your body recovery.
In effort of coping with stress, sleep plays an important role in coping
with stress. Unfortunately, stressed and busy people usually get less
sleep than they need.
Meditation has been around for thousand years as a religious and spiritual practice. Today it has become a non-traditional way to relieve stress and it is beneficial to certain health issues such as heart disease, pain, according to 2007 NCCAM funded review of the scientific literature.
Meditation involves regularly sitting in a relaxed position and thinking about nothing for a period of time, usually it takes about 10 or 15 minutes per session. There are many different meditation techniques to help you achieving this state. The techniques often engage you focusing on something such as light, sound, mantra, breath etc. Despite the variation of the techniques, they all have one common ground: focus on the present, be in the thoughtless stage so that you can receive abandon cosmic energy and to enjoy peace and joy within you. What is cosmic energy? How is it link to stress? Why meditation? Watch this 2.5 minutes of 3D graphic video for explanation: Cosmic Energy Video
Meditation can help you coping with stress effectively, and when it is being done correctly, it can help us to obtain higher knowledge. You might consider sleeping to calm down your mind, but it turns out that we don't really relax our minds when we sleep especially if we are under stress. Insomnia is very common for stressful people. Our brain is active during sleep - during REM sleep, the brain appears to be working. That is why, some of the most successful people in the world practice some form of meditation. Meditation is very difficult to do at first, because it is not easy to be in thoughtless state when you close your eye but if you stick with it, it will improve your overall well being.
Coping with stress is not as tough as you thought. You can choose a few of the methods to work together so that you become your own master in managing stress.
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