Before applying the six top tips for a stress free life, we need to get a better understanding of the impact this can have upon people.Modern day life puts us under many pressures, bringing up children and meeting their needs, work, poor relationships, family disagreements, traffic jams, money, to name but a few. Prehistoric man needed stress to activate the fight or flight mode. This was to survive the many dangers he had to face. Modern day man under stress however has the same adrenalin, noradrenaline and cortisol pumping around his body, as the heart quickens, blood leaves the extremities to go to the muscles, digestion slows, sugar production increases so everything can be utilised at prime efficiency. If there is no real threat, all this is still waiting to be released and over time consistent stress builds up like a pressure valve as this needs to be released.
This can affect our health in many ways; making us edgy, poor immunity, sluggish digestion, high blood pressure, insomnia, the list is endless, as every part of your body is affected. Stress is not about the event but the reaction to the event, so never underestimate how important it is to not overreact and learn how to have a calmer perspective on life.
Stress can be useful if used constructively. Many actors embrace a little stress as this can help their performance. Whereas there are others if they allow it in, would go to pieces and forget their lines. So stress can help performance whatever task you may face. It can also depend on what else is happening in your life as to how you cope with those anxieties that creep in. It`s all about mindset; do you think this man seems unduly worried or is this just another day at the office for him ?
Top Tips for a Stress free life
Never feel guilty but take time out to enjoy relaxing.
Exercise as this releases endorphins, life`s natural feel good factor.
Sit and take several slow deep breathes. Be aware of whereabouts you are holding on to the tension. Release this, on each out breathe and breathe in calm.
Reflect on what areas of your life where stress affects you.
Decide on how you can change this.
If it is something you can`t change, allow yourself to be open to achieve a different perspective.
Hypnotherapy can give you that control over the onset of unwanted stress. Ivertherapy works with you so you can learn how to create a whole new perspective, moving away from that feeling of overwhelm. We use a blend of different techniques so giving you the means to empower yourself and help you have a stress free life.
1. Establish a bed-time routine. This means giving your body and mind the message you are starting to relax at least an hour before bed. Avoiding any mental stimulation such as the t.v. and computer- and keep these out of the bedroom.
2.Avoid alcohol,caffeine and products that incorporate caffeine.
3.Learn to switch off your mind. Have a notebook next to you,so you can then write it down. This can be sorted out in the morning, as your mind, after a good nights sleep, will be sharper and clearer.
4.Do not force yourself to sleep. You wouldn`t do it as a child, no doubt, so why would you now- you allow yourself to fall asleep, in your own good time.
5.Keep focused on the positives. Not what you don`t want, but what you do want – you want to relax and to wake up refreshed in the morning. Keep enforcing this and over time, your mind will accept this- and it will happen.
6.Keep the bedroom dark. Dusk stimulates us to get sleepy,and light stimulates us to naturaly wake.
7.Keep at a comfortable temperature. Your core body temperature will drop, so make sure your extremeties are kept warm, but don`t keep the room temperature high.
8.Turn your clock away from you.
9.Learn to visualise yourself going to bed, and sleeping throughout the night.
10.Check with your doctor that there are no medical reasons for insomnia. Often stress can be the main factor, and even when this situation has passed, we may still be holding onto the stress and need to learn to relax at night.
Sleep impacts heavily on our physical and mental health We are hard wired to sleep, so we are able to wake refreshed in the morning, suitably repaired and rested. Sometimes your sleep becomes disrupted and with repetiton becomes a tiresome habit- literally!
Restoring what is a natural instinct may seem impossible. Hypnotherapy can give you the results you require by changing old behaviours so easily restoring that inborn instinct.
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