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My Favorite Ways To Reduce Stress

My Favorite Ways To Reduce Stress

I read a good article today that I thought I would elaborate on.  I see so many people walking around in today’s world in a constant state of stress and anxiety.  I think it’s so important to be able to find peace in life so I’ll share a few of my personal favorite techniques.

meditating by the ocean

Meditation:  So many people think that meditation is difficult, but I always found it to be easy.  The key is all in the breathing.  Just focus 100% of your energy on breathing as deeply.  Start by inhaling deeply through your nose, feeling the air rush through your body.  Then repeat by exhaling slowly through your mouth.  The whole time thinks positive thoughts about yourself and you should start to feel calm and relaxed.

friends telling jokes

Laughing:  Learning to laugh more is a highly underutilized technique to turn a  bad situation into a funny one!  I do it all the time and have never felt happier.  You can watch a funny youtube video, go to a comedy club or just have some friends over for wine and tell jokes:)

exercise helps mood

Exercise:  Yes exercise, obvious right?  Just because it’s obvious doesn’t mean it isn’t highly effective.  So it’s time to get off your butt and stop procrastinating!  Exercise has so many health benefits, too many to list here but I just had to mention it as it’s so powerful.

how to be more grateful

Be Grateful:  If you’re reading this right now then you’re very fortunate.  There are people in third world countries struggling to get by that don’t even know where they’re next meal is coming from.  Keeping a journal is a great way to focus on the positive things in life and keep out the negative.  What I personally do is write down everything positive that happened during the day and then review it at the end of the day and more often than not the positive things outshine the negative by a ton!

These are just a few of my favorites.  Now it’s time to implement them!