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Techniques for Managing Stress

From November 2 to November 5, 2021, is International Stress Awareness Week. This week was created in 2018 to promote awareness on stress reduction. Individually, we must identify the sources of our personal stress and learn how to reduce it for ourselves and others.

Here are some of our best stress-relieving tips.

Exercise
Exercise won't make your stress go away, but it will help you cope with your difficulties more calmly by reducing some of the emotional intensity you're experiencing. It may appear illogical, but putting physical stress on your body through exercise can help you relax. People who exercise on a regular basis are less likely to suffer from stress than those who do not. Many activities that involve repetitive motions of large muscular groups, such as walking or jogging, can be particularly stress-relieving.

Meditate
Meditation is an excellent technique to relax. Meditation has been demonstrated in studies to help lower heart rate and blood pressure, as well as improve cognitive ability. Finding a comfortable spot, closing your eyes, relaxing your muscles, and focusing on one thing, whether it's your breathing, an object (a flower, a painting), or even a mental image, perhaps you're sitting on a beach in the Caribbean, is all it takes to meditate. This can be done in as little as 10 minutes! Staying concentrated and not allowing any distractions or thoughts into your mind is crucial.

Unplug
In today's world, which is overflowing with technology and constant interaction, we are frequently required to be "online" or "available" at all times. When you're feeling overwhelmed, it's vital to unplug and take some time for yourself. You never know what you'll encounter. At any time, you could learn something new. As there are fewer distractions, you can keep yourself out of danger more easily. It is only possible to live in a synthetic and technological environment to a certain extent. Take a break from your phone and enjoy life without the stress of it vibrating continually.

It might take some trial and error to find the best stress relief methods. Some methods also may need some practice. However, it's critical to keep looking for tools to help you cope with life's inevitable ups and downs in a healthy manner. Maintaining a healthy amount of stress is critical to your overall health.