Stress is a big challenge in life nowadays.
The sources of stress are many and the helpful ways to
reduce stress are also plentiful. Common symptoms of stress
include skin problems, impotence, stomach ulcers, high
blood pressure, fatigue, insomnia and frustration.
We don't need to set a time to reduce stress, we need
to incorporate some strategies in our daily life routine
to prevent stress and reduce its effect on the body.
Here are 10 simple steps we can easily take to reduce
1. Define your goals: we must define our life goals and
begin to achieve these goals; this action will support
us against stress because we will feel that we know what
our life purpose is and why, and that we control our own
2. Take control of your diet: we can use simple ways in
our diet plans to reduce stress by avoiding some stimulants
such as coffee, alcohol, tea and sugar
and we can use chamomile tea as an alternative because
of its calming and relaxing effect. We need to eat slowly
in a calm environment to allow our digestive system to
work well. We can use honey as an alternative to sugar
but in small amounts (one or two spoonfuls per day).
3. Take hot baths regularly: after a very busy day or
when we feel that we need to relax (I do this three times
a week). You can take a hot bath by sitting in warm to
and the water level should be above the waist, using lavender
oil can also enhance this relaxing experience.
4. Aromatherapy: in the office you can use aromatherapy
to relax and avoid stress. One of the best ways is to
use lavender oil on a source of heat and take in the scent;
this is a great way to relax during the day when you need
it the most.
5. Exercise: This is one of the important things you can
do which will reduce stress and bring happiness.
When we exercise, our brains release substances which
bring feelings of happiness and relaxation; we need engage
in some exercise regularly such as walking, dancing or
6. Breathing techniques: Yoga, meditation and Tai Chi
all use deep breathing
techniques. To meditate, simply sit with closed eyes and
concentrate on your breathing. Breathing deeply regularly
is great for health and from there, you can learn various
other breathing techniques to gain enhanced benefits.
7. Relaxation techniques and self hypnotherapy:
we can easily do this after the hot bath to relax even
more, simply sit or lie down in a comfortable place with
your eyes closed, imagine there is a spot light above
your head and concentrate on it, then concentrate on your
body part by part and try to relax the body and feel the
relaxation deepening -- you can also use a self hypnotherapy
audio tape to help in this process.
8. Massage: this is a great way to reduce stress, I do
this when other ways fail, I feel better after receiving
You can get a professional massage or you can simply ask
your partner to massage you.
9. Spiritual healing: prayers and the act of helping others
are very important components for happiness and stress
reduction. You will feel calmer and have a sense of
10. Talking through your problems: talking about your
feelings acts as a releasing mechanism and you will soon
find that talking about your problems with your partner
or best friend may help the solution to the problem come
to light and will help to release blocked emotions.