Are you STRESSED-OUT? In a CRISIS MODE? Here’s 3 ways how you can stop stressing and have your life back.
We all deal with stress. Most of our daily stressors come from something we have no control over or can’t easily change. However, we do have control over how we RESPOND to stress. Stress response management is understanding what is causing our stress and how to manage those feelings so we do not succumb to the physical, mental, and emotion signs of stress. We instead start to have the life we are destined to live.
The best defense against stress is to avoid stress in the first place. Adopt a dedicated daily routine that helps you manage your response to stress. This can include activities such as:
Meditation – This can help minimize the effects of stress and has been shown to lower your blood pressure as well as decrease the body’s stress hormone, cortisol.
Visualization – Visualize your perfect day and fill your mind with positivity.
Yoga – Not only can yoga help improve strength and flexibility, it can also help relieve feelings of anxiety and stress.
If you are already in a crisis mode, here are 3 ways you can manage your stress response:
1) Reconnect with Nature
Step outside and let mother nature calm your mind. Take your shoes off and walk barefoot in the grass. Feel the grass beneath your feet, close your eyes, and let your mind wander. You can go for a walk or hike and gaze at the beautiful scenery or nature. Get your vitamin D and relieve stress by sitting in the sun for about 10 – 15 minutes. (Remember to wear your sunscreen.) Use your senses – see, smell, listen, and feel what is going on around you. Spending time with nature is known to help improve mood and reduce stress levels.
2) Take a Deep Breath
When you’re feeling stress, stop what you are doing and inhale slowly and hold for 2 -3 seconds and then exhale. Let your exhale be longer than your inhale. When you take a deep breath, the nervous system switches from stress mode to relaxation mode. A deep breath is the only way your nervous system knows that you aren’t in danger. Set a timer and do this every hour throughout your day. For the best results, take a deep breath, while you’re experiencing nature, for an increased benefit.
3) Support Your Health
Rather than reaching for a medication to calm you down, use natural supplements to help you manage your stress response. Level TEN Health products are designed to help your body manage your stress response and help you live your best life.
Level TEN Health’s ENERGY is made with adaptogenic herbs, such as ashwagandha root, to help the body balance your stress hormones. Our FOCUS contains B vitamins and magnesium, which have a positive effect on calming the nervous system, as well as enhancing your mood.
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