When it comes to managing stress it’s important to know your limits. We all work with stress, it’s what gets us fired up and motivated, but when we let stress build without a way out it can become dangerous to your health! Learning how to manage your feelings to deal with stress is key!
When it comes to living a healthy life it’s OK to have some stress in our lives, but not having a way for the stress to come out will result in poor health and other medical conditions!
If you have any concerns about your health consult your doctor!
How To Manage Your Feelings
When it comes to managing your feelings I think I know exactly how not to cope! With depression you can’t manage how you feel, everything becomes overwhelming and you just shut down!
This isn’t good for your mental health at all, you need to learn ways in which you can cope with stressful situations and to ensure that you don’t become overwhelmed and unable to do anything!
Acknowledging how you feel is important, you have to express your thoughts and feelings and you have to have time to process these too!
Taking Time For Self-Care
When it comes to your health and especially mental health you need to take the time for you!
Having space in your day where you can take even just 5 minutes to sit and relax and to reflect on how you feel.
Not how you think you should feel but dig deep as to how you actually feel!
Knowing how you feel will help you when you start to plan your goals and dreams!
Plan time into your day that is just for you, this will help you learn to relax and regain your focus!
If you are looking for ideas for self-care here are a number of suggestions:
- Sit in a comfy chair, no TV, nothing to distract you and sit quietly
- Relax in a bath
- Take a shower, wash your hair and have a pamper session
- Curl up with a great book
- Have a hot drink in the fresh air
Simple Strategies To Reduce Stress
The best action that you can do for stress is to find ways for it to get out of your system!
Exercise is great for this, it allows you to use up that stress and to let it have a way out! You can’t let it build without letting some of it go!
Stress has a nasty habit if let to go unchecked turning into more serious problems that can have a massive impact on your life!
Take the time in your planning to allow for time that is just for you, a moment or two where you can unwind and let go some of the tension that is often a companion to stress!
Often, stress comes at us from all angles, from work and home! What’s important is dealing with the stress before it becomes too big to manage!
You can tackle stressful situations and the stress of life by taking more time with planning and following through with those plans!
The more you are able to break some massive task down into something that is simple and easy to do then you are reducing the potential of a stressful situation where you have to rush to get something done!
Planning Reduces Stress
You might not have thought about the concept of planning to tackle a project outside of work, but the more you can break a task down the less that you have to worry about something!
Stress is often part of the worry about finishing a project on time! If you have taken the time to plan the steps effectively with nothing taking more than 20 minutes at a time! Then you can see what needs doing and you won’t feel overwhelmed by the task as you have made it as easy as possible!
Beating Holiday Stress
Holiday time is the peak time for stress in families because of the number of things that need to happen in a very short space of time!
However, if you take the steps and plan everything that you need to do and want to do it will give you the steps you need to take. Taking away the potential to become overwhelmed and unable to move forward!
Stress relief tips:
- Not only plan when you are going present shopping but know what you are going to buy too!
- Create a list as early as possible for the cards you want to write, start writing just one or two a day!
- Wrapping presents, create a wrapping station but only wrap two presents a day, this way you don’t have to spend hours getting backache wrapping in one marathon session you can break it up for weeks in advance!
When it comes to the holiday season how we feel is often a reflection of the food and alcohol we’ve consumed!
How do you relieve stress during the holidays?
If you have overindulged and are feeling overwhelmed, then exercise is always a way to help you feel better and more in control of how you are feeling!
When the excitement of presents are open and the morning gets underway, I like to tackle a task or two this helps to offset the calories that we normally consume during the festive period!
Dealing With Stress Relief
I think a lot of the stress we feel is an indicator of how we see the world! I’m a worrier and I tend to think about things too much, even before something has happened!
I know I’m like this and I can spot times when things are getting too much and I need to step away!
I need time to myself to reflect on how I’m feeling! If I don’t take this time I can feel the stress building inside of me and I know that if it can’t come out everything will become overwhelming and I will shut down inside of myself!
That’s how I deal with it and I am able to see these signs now and I know that if I want to ensure things are completed I need that little bit of space to help me deal with whatever is making me upset!
How you deal with stress might be completely different, but it’s recognizing those triggers and taking action.
Maybe you need to work on your planning and breaking things down more, I know this is often when I get stressed I’ve rushed into something without thinking the planning stage through and when things start to build up I panic!
It’s about finding and recognizing your triggers so that you can put into place ways to distract yourself and to unwind before life gets too much to cope!