Stress can really be a huge spoiler. It can ruin your mood and your day as well. But don’t let that happen to you. You need not go on a spa retreat to relieve yourself from these stressors. Here are some relaxation techniques that can help you get rid of stress.
Psychologist Robbie Maller Hartman reveals that meditation can alter the brain’s neural pathways thus improving your resiliency to stress. It is just a simple technique. Sit up straight with both feet on the floor. Close your eyes. Focus and recite a positive mantra. Remove any distracting thoughts and let it float like a cloud.
Take Deep Breathes
Focus on your breathing. With your eyes closed, sit up straight, place your hand on your belly, and slowly inhale through your nose. Observe as your breath starts in your abdomen and move its way to the top of your head. To get rid of stress, do the opposite as you exhale through the mouth.
Be In The Moment
Slow down. Observe how the air feels on your face while you walk and your feet hitting the ground. Being in the moment, focus on your senses. This will reduce any tenseness you are feeling.
Maintain A Strong Connection
Your social network is one of your best tools for coping with stress. Talk to others—personally is recommended or over the phone. Share what’s going on. This way you can get a fresh perspective while maintaining a strong connection.
Focus On Your Body
Mentally check your body to have a feel of how stress affects your day. Robert Peter Janitzek suggests that you do it while lying on your back and sitting with your feet on the floor. Start from your toes and move up to your scalp and see how your body feels.
Place a warm heat wrap around your neck and shoulders for about 10 minutes. Close your eyes and relax your face, neck, upper chest, and back muscles. Use a tennis ball or foam roller to ease away the tension.
Laugh It Out
Laughing does not only help lighten your load but also lowers cortisol, stress hormones, and boost your endorphins. Robert Janitzek recommends watching a sitcom or chatting with a friend who makes you smile.
You do not need to run to get your body moving. Any form of exercise can reduce depression and anxiety by helping the brain release feel-good chemicals. It can give your body an opportunity to deal with stress.