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7 Ways to Manage Stress

Americans are feeling anxious — a health risk, especially for older adults.

By: Janet Lee – Consumer Reports :: June 5, 2017

Whether acute or chronic, stress can affect you physically, changing your hormone levels and activating your body’s inflammatory response.

“There’s evidence that people under chronic stress are more susceptible to the common cold and flu, and are at greater risk of developing depression and coronary heart disease,” says Sheldon Cohen, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. “Under long-term stress, many of your body’s physical systems do not respond normally.”

And though older adults usually report less stress than younger ones—thanks to years of experience in developing coping strategies—age may make us more susceptible to the negative health effects of chronic stress.

This article shares 7 simple and highly effective ways to better manage stress levels including controlled breathing, practicing mindfulness, strong interpersonal relationships, connecting with nature, better sleep and taking more technology breaks.

Link to full article: https://www.consumerreports.org/mental-health/ways-tomanage-stress/

 

 

Stress Relief Acupressure Points

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If you are under a great deal of stress use these acupressure points I demonstrate on my young volunteer Eric on a regular basis.

They are also useful if you have just suffered a shock or  physical stress – like a whiplash or a fall.  These acupressure points are not a substitute for professional help, but they can help relieve some of the mental anxiety and pain.

Use them and please vote for Eric on Youtube (you’ll know what I mean when you watch.

Bust the Stress Habit Part 2

Stress, just like smoking or overeating, is a bad habit.

Not all stress can be avoided, but how you react to any stressful situation can be changed.  You can start right now by following some simple advice I learned a long time ago.  This habit, along with others I have developed means that when BIG stress hits I remain focused on what needs to be done.

Learning to stay focused on what really matters as opposed to focusing on ‘stressful’ thoughts is not a constructive survival habit.

Watch the video and let me know what you think.

If you use this technique for a few minutes at the beginning and the end of every day, for 30 days, you will notice a big change in your habitual thinking.

Bust the Stress Habit Part 1

More stress reduction techniques. This time, it’s about beating stress before it starts.

Every day we have pretty much the same thoughts we had the day before.  So if you spent most of yesterday stressing about something, it is likely you’ll do the same today, and tomorrow, and the day after.

So it’s time to bust the stress habit and make a grateful list. Engage all your senses in this process and you’ll get maximum stress busting success.

Watch the video for details:

If you know anyone suffering with high levels of stress, or if you think your work place could do with more help, then pass them this video and ring me at the clinic.

 

Stress Reduction Technique 2

Don’t let stress build up, cause an illness and kill you!

Use this simple stress reduction technique at the end of the day, laying down, even walking once you get good at it.

If you are not stressed try it anyway as the best time to learn something is before you need it.

If you think you need more stress management than a short video, then call me at the clinic on 01707 662 704.

 

 

Stress Reduction Breathing Technique 1

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There is no controversy here – stress kills and there are many causes.
The three categories of stress are:

  1. Physical
  2. Chemical
  3. Mental

One way to combat stress is to learn simple breathing techniques and the best time to learn a stress reduction technique is BEFORE you are stressed, so here is a simple one to start.

Please go to Youtube to like the video and comment.

Call us on 01707 662 704 if you would like more help combating stress.
I now also offer corporate stress management as part of my EPIC Health program.

Getting To Know You, Your Purpose and Your Genius

 

The quote ‘First Know Thyself’ adorned the Temple at Delphi in ancient Greece.

The great Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu put it like this:

“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power.”

And in the Bible there is:

“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?”

Self knowledge then, is one of the great keys to getting on in life.

A great way to understand yourself is to take various personality type tests.Continue reading