Healing Coaching: 12 Ways To Reduce Stress

from On November 17, 2015

Healing Coaching: 12 Ways To Reduce Stress

We all respond to stress differently so, there’s no perfect solution to managing stress. But if you feel like the stress in your life is out of control, it’s time to take action. Stress management can teach you healthier ways to cope with stress, help you reduce its harmful effects, and prevent stress from spiraling out of control again in the future.

No matter how powerless you may feel when you are stressed out, you still have control over your  lifestyle, thoughts, emotions, and the way you deal with problems. Stress management involves changing a stressful situation when you can, changing your reaction when you can’t, taking care of yourself, and making time for rest and relaxation. The first step is to recognize the true sources of stress in your life. In this healing coaching article we give you twelve ways to better manage stress:

1. Talk! Don’t keep your feelings and worries within. Share your fears with people you respect and who respect you in return (friends, colleagues, brother, sister, parent or coach). They can give you ideas you haven’t thought of yourself.

2. Ask for help. Make a list of your priorities and learn to delegate tasks that are of lesser importance. Yes, sometimes you need to pay people to perform these tasks for you, but remember that your health and happiness are at stake.

3. Learn to say no. Don’t let others make you feel guilty. Say YES to everything that brings you closer to your priorities and NO to everything that brings you away from them. People will love you even though you say NO from time to time. They may even respect you more.

4. Move! Go mountain biking, skating, climb a mountain or collect leaves in your yard. Playing sports and exercising regularly are great ways to reduce stress.

5. Relax. Take some time for yourself. Go to the spa, take a good hot bath or get a massage. You can also do meditation in nature, yoga, read a good book, watch a movie or listen to your favorite music. Give priority to your relaxation time.

6. Escape. Sometimes a little change of air can do wonders for your mind. Go elsewhere. Even if it’s only for one night. Rent a hotel in a place you’ve never visited.

7. Appreciate what you have. Each day, take the time to thank the universe for everything you have in your life: your health, your family, your friends, your home, your car, your job, the country in which you live, etc. Our worries seem relatively small when one is aware of the abundance around us. The majority of our stress comes from the fact that we overestimate the importance of our problems.

8. Sleep! Two out of three people don’t sleep eight hours every night of the week. This lack of sleep makes us irritable and generally decreases our efficiency in general. Prevent fatigue by resting and you will prevent stress. Make it a habit to go to bed a little earlier each night.

9. Hang out with positive and calm people. We tend to become like those with whom we associate. Flee nervous, negative people who are always sick and have lots of problems in their lives.

10. Plug into the positive. One of the best things to do to reduce your stress is to stop reading the negative newspaper in the morning and go to bed before the television news bulletin. Over 90% of news are negative and affects your mood and your attitude. Read positive books instead.

11. Help others. Improve your life quality by improving the lives of others. Volunteering will give you a sense of importance and incredible wellness. It is virtually impossible to be stressed when you are busy helping others.

12. Take risks. If you are stressed, dare to do something. Anything, but don’t let a stressful situation grow on you. No matter what you do, taking action will bring you a sense of power and control over your life and help to decrease your stress level.

If you experience stress, it’s useless to complain and to look for something or someone to blame for your mindset. You can’t change the world, but you can change yourself! Take control of your stress before it controls you. Thank you for reading this Healing Coaching article. Leave us a comment, we love hearing from you. Best Regards,


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