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Top Three Stress Busters

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Stress management techniques are crucial to your overall health and wellness. Read this post for three easy stress-busting methods you can implement today.

Unmanaged stress plays a role in the development and exacerbation of a wide range of physical and psychological health problems.  I have personally witnessed how stress affects my health, increased stress means a flare-up of my autoimmune system.  Having quick and easy tools in my stress-busting belt means better physical and mental health.  Practicing methods to alleviate stress lowers your heart rate, blood pressure, and stress hormone activity.  A reduced amount of stress helps maintain blood sugar levels and improves digestion.  Many stress relieving techniques will also reduce muscle tension and pain.  Give them a try, what have you got to lose?

Stress Buster #1: Deep Breathing

Deep Breathing the yoga way greatly reduces your stress levels and changes your attitude for the better!!  Follow the six steps to deep breathing outlined below to experience a positive shift in your mindset.

Your choice, you can sit, stand, lay or find a yoga pose, as long as it’s a comfortable position.  Be mindful of maintaining good posture as you breathe. 

Stress management techniques are crucial to your overall health and wellness. Click to read this post to implement three easy stress busters and positively affect your mental and physical wellness for a happier life today. #stressmanagement #stressbuster #happy #mentalhealth #physical #intentional
    1. Place your hands on your belly just below your belly button. 
    2. Inhale into your belly feeling the skin stretch until full.
    3. Hold for a second or two, whatever feels best for you.
    4. As you exhale, relax your shoulders and feel your belly pull inwards.
    5. Repeat! Repeat! Repeat often!!

Take three deep breaths when you wake up in the morning to start your day off on a positive note.  Repeat this technique as often as you like throughout your day to lower your stress level and boost your positive energy. Now, who doesn’t need that?

I find even a few minutes dedicated to a couple full belly breaths provides me with a short reprieve from the hectic schedule or an irksome situation, thus enabling me to manage whatever comes my way in a more positive, and effective manner.  Deep breathing is beneficial for your mind and body.  There is a full oxygen exchange when you take a deep abdominal breathe meaning a better intake of oxygen and release of more carbon dioxide.  The oxygen is infused into your bloodstream nourishing your body, blood and cells which leads to systemic rejuvenation and healing.

This deep breathing method works like magic to relieve stress and change my mood.  I hope you find it helpful too because life happens,  but we make a choice on how to deal with what comes our way every day.

Stress management techniques are crucial to your overall health and wellness. Click to read this post with the top three stress busters that improve your mental health and physical wellness for a happier life today. #stressmanagement #stressbuster #happy #mentalhealth #physical #intentional

My Top Three Stress Busters. Life is busy! Would you say even hectic? Are you feeling stressed out? Click to read my post with three quick and easy stress busters you can do today! Smiles from Lisa

 Stress Buster #2: Take a short walk around your house, office or neighbourhood.

  1. Even a short period of walking will provide a much-needed break from a stressful day at the office or at home.
  2. If you are not able to head outside then try taking the stairs.
  3. Get up for a mini walk break, instead of a coffee break.
  4. Use the lunchroom or washroom farthest away from your desk to get in extra steps.
  5. Working from home with kids?  You can do this too, bundle up those munchkins and head outside for a walk around the neighbourhood.

When I was a stay at home mom with little children there was nothing better than getting out for some much needed fresh air and exercise!  My girls are grown and I wait excitedly for the day I can take my grandchildren for that walk around the block down to the park.  Dreaming…..

A wee walk provides a reprieve from your usual posture (whether you sit or stand at work or home) – your body will thank you!  Walk breaks add a few more steps to the pedometer too, keep counting and before you know it you will be taking so many steps, it will surprise you!  Walking is an excellent exercise to increase your physical activity and positive energy flow making you more productive for the rest of your day. 

Stress management techniques are crucial to your overall health and wellness. Click to read this post with the top three stress busters that improve your mental health and physical wellness for a happier life today. #stressmanagement #stressbuster #happy #mentalhealth #physical #intentional

Stress Buster #3: Listen to Music. Really listen. Or just rock out and play!

  1. Sit quietly and take the time to listen to the lyrics, really hear them.
  2. How does the music make you feel, what instruments can you hear?
  3. Always enjoy the beat!! Go ahead, get silly, play the drums on your table or desk.
  4. Sway, dance or go crazy, dance and jump to your own beat.
  5. Listen to music when you do daily chores to boost your mood and keep you motivated.

Whether you prefer country, pop, rock and roll, or any of the oodles of music genres, you are blessed to hear so take the time to relax, hum, sing or bop to your favourite tunes and always smile.

 Smiling is a stress buster too!  Music is an outlet for releasing pent-up energy, it’s a natural anti-depressant and an excellent way to connect to your creative synergy.  

That’s all folks, three stress-busting tips that improve your mood and are good for your soul!

Leave a comment here or pop me an email anytime to let me know which of these stress busters works best for you.  Love connecting with you always.

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28 responses to “Top Three Stress Busters

  1. So true about breathing. I feel like we’re all just half-breathing our way through the day. When we stop and bring awareness to our breath and really take a deep breath in and out, it can calm the mind tremendously!

    • With the busy pace most of us have throughout the day, we tend to rush our breath too! Even reading your comment was a reminder for me to take a few deep breaths so thanks for that!

  2. This was such a nice read. Also it was very inspiring and love the tips you gave. I get stressed really easy and try to find ways to relive it so I might add these in to see if they can work too. Thanks for sharing them.

  3. Good tips! I definitely find that doing something active helps me relieve stress — sometimes I just clean the house to get active 🙂

  4. I’m with you on short walks! Whenever I’m feeling stressed, I walk around the house and pick up clutter (I work from home). It’s a huge help!

  5. This is honestly so helpful. I am been suffering from major panic attacks lately due to recent relationship events and it seems like my whole body is just slowly shutting down.

    • Heather, I am sorry to hear that you are going thru a difficult time. The deep breathing and other stress relieving techniques should be very helpful when you feel a panic attack coming on. I wish you all the best.

    • HI Corey, being aware of your breathing is a great step to reducing your feeling of tress, sounds like you are on the right track!

  6. Great ways to beat stress Lisa! We have grand littles living with us and there are days when the 3 year old tests my patience…I will breathe deep from now on before reacting 🙂

  7. Music is always an amazing stress-buster for me, especially when I’m crunched for time. If I have a few to hours to unwind, though, I always reach for a good book. In fact, my husband can often tell whether or not I’m struggling with anxiety by the location of the nearest book!

  8. Going for a walk and getting some fresh air is a great stress reliever for me also! Working from home, I start to go stir-crazy midday from being at my desk and staring at the computer. Going to a walk clears my mind and helps give my eyes a break too.

    • Hi Hannah, I agree with you-walking is a simple, calm way to take a break and chill. Thanks for taking the time to read this post.

  9. This is great! I’m going to try all 3. I think a lot of people forget to take the time to take care of themselves, so this is very helpful:)

  10. Kapri

    This is very helpful. I liked the simplicity of it. In our society we are always in a rush and multi tasking which makes us or causes stress. These are some great pointers on how to relax.

    • Hi Kapri, I agree that society is in a hurry and we all have many things to juggle. I work in a fast paced medical office where multi tasking is a must, I implement these simple tips to greatly reduces the overall stress in my day. I hope you will find them useful 🙂

  11. These are great. I definitely apply listening although more often I listen to audio books rather than music. They have a great way of making me relax and getting super focused on what I’m doing.