Before you can decrease stress, you must recognize it.
Many times people don’t recognize the need to decrease stress in their lives. They are so accustomed to living in a fast-paced, do-do-do world that they don’t even realize they are stressed until they feel bad.
The realities of stress
Stress! No one is exempt from it and it influences many aspects of life and business.
We are influenced by so many factors that can increase stress.
You have the power within you to do at least 50% of the work to heal yourself.
Your belief system, faith, and what you believe in overall will influence how you navigate stress.
Robyn emphasized the need to recognize symptoms that you experience when stressed so that you can in turn recognize the triggers.
When do you need to begin addressing the stress in your life?
As mentioned above, many people don’t recognize that they are stressed. They don’t tune into themselves to know they are stressed. The best way to discover if you are stressed is your breath.
The breath test
When you take a deep breath in, if the breath stops short in your chest, you are stressed. If your breath flows down to your belly button, you aren’t stressed.
High-stress levels may also make you jumpy or irritable.
Gratitude helps decrease stress
When you wake up put your hand on your heart and feel your heartbeat and take a deep breath. Since health is wealth, you’ll realize how blessed you are to be healthy and feel gratitude. When you feel gratitude, you realize how you can achieve so much more.
Breath is your wealth. One shouldn’t take breathing for granted. Your relationship with yourself and your faith is key to success.
How to manage and decrease stress
First, identify if the stress is yours or if you are taking on stress from others. What is the cause of the stress?
Once you recognize the stress, pause. It takes 30 seconds for your brain to catch a command to relax.
If it isn’t your stress, detach from it. Understand that it isn’t yours and your being stressed about it won’t help.
Next, find your way of meditation. Is it walking, dancing, sitting in silence, or being in nature? Take 5 to 30 minutes a day and do one or more of these things.
The most common excuse not to work to decrease stress is “I don’t have time.” That is not true, you have 5 minutes a day to meditate and start your day with gratitude. If you don’t take care of yourself, you won’t be able to build your business.
How to breathe to decrease stress
Take 5 to 8 breaths in, hold for 5 to 8 seconds, then exhale. Do these 3 to 5 times.
Breath is so important for our body. It is cleansing and energy-providing.
Breathing also helps you discover more about yourself.
Journaling is another alternative to meditating. It is a stress release.
In summary, there are five ways to decrease or relieve stress:
- Verbal expression
- Shake off your body, give your whole body a shake, and take a deep breath. You’ll feel the stress melt off of you.
- Diet and exercise to balance out the cortisol.
Don’t take exercise for granted. At a minimum exercise 3 times per week. If you physically can’t exercise, do brain exercises that can influence your body too.
Cut down on sugar because it depletes you. Add vegetables to your diet because they give you a lot of natural energy.
Moderation is important to avoid high levels of stress
The best way to manage stress and remain healthy is to do everything in moderation.
Have fun to relieve and manage stress
No matter what your to-do list is, having fun and laughing will help tremendously. Care for yourself, so that you can then care for others. When others feel your stress, they will sense your sense.
Destressing is a commitment, and you need to be disciplined to decrease your stress.
About Tsikki Thau
Tsikki Thau is an Internationally acclaimed Author, Meditation, and Stress Management expert, with over 30 years of experience worldwide. A featured expert on Fox 5 ‘The More Show”, Channel 13, Channel 3, Live to Give TV, Edutainment TV, The Ed Bernstein Show, Spotlight on Vegas Business, P.O.W.E.R. Magazine, MyVegas Magazine, and Real Vegas Magazine. Tsikki Thau is considered a foremost authority in mind-over-body techniques, merging science with holistic methods in order to overcome stress-related obstacles.
If you are experiencing high levels of stress trying to start and grow your business, schedule a free consultation with me to learn the next best strategy for growing your business with simplicity.