Secrets to Stressing Less and Enjoying More Posted on 16 Aug 18:30 , 0 comments

Life has its way of throwing you a curveball when you least expect it. Rather than stress out and miss the lesson needing to be learned, why not deal with life’s challenges in a highly productive way? By learning some healthy coping techniques, you eliminate the detrimental effects stress has on the body.

Here are some tips that will help you get in touch with your cooler, calmer self:

  • Identify your stressors. Take note of the things that get under your skin or get your adrenaline pumping. Step back from the situation and think about what you can control and what you can’t. Learn to let go of the things that don’t matter and focus on coming up with solutions for the things you can control.
  • Practice deep breathing. Most people are shallow breathers. The next time you feel stressed, try placing one of your hands on your chest and the other on your abdomen. Take a deep breath and watch your abdomen raise. This lets you know that your diaphragm is doing its part to deliver air into your lungs’ bases. Exhale through your mouth while silently counting to eight and repeat until you feel tranquil.
  • Learn to say no. We have a tendency to overbook our schedules. Rather than say yes to everything that is asked of you, start being selective with your time. Make it your mission to eliminate the need to be busy all the time. Give yourself plenty of downtime to relax and reflect on the days ahead of you.

Help kickstart the relaxation response in your body with a long, hot bath. Castle Rock Essentials sells a number of products that make bath time sacred and comforting. Purchase a bath pillow and some bath salts for some much needed me time and recharge your batteries quickly and healthily with this life changing practice.