Everyone feels overwhelmed and stressed sometimes in their lives due to various reasons like lack of cash to pay rent, having stubborn children or maybe loosing a loved one.
So what can you do when you feel angry, overwhelmed and stressed about the things you really have little control over? Here are 7 steps to lower stress:
One way to work off stress and anxiety is to get moving. You can join a gym, work out in your bedroom or garage, or just take a walk. It’s a great way to get your endorphins going and feel happier. You can also try exercising together with your family.
Smiling and laughing is one of the best ways to instantly lighten your mood. A good joke with a friend, a good movie with your partner or just smiling at the sun shine. You can once in awhile go to the comedy shows like Churchill Show or Kenya Kona.
3. Listen to music
Try doing something mentally soothing to keep stress at bay. Music is one of the best ways to relax and de-stress, and it’s popular with people of all ages, income levels, and other factors. You can take time to listen to worship songs that can make you believe that God is in control of the situation you might be going through.
Reading is also a good way to de-stress. Choose a lighthearted book that’s comical, romantic, or otherwise makes you feel good. It is best ad viced that you read the bible so as to make you be motivated by GOD’s word.
Picture an idyllic and peaceful scene, such as a meadow or a beach, and use all of your senses. Do you smell jasmine in the air? Can you hear the birds singing and feel the light breeze on your skin? Your body can’t tell the difference between a thought and a real event, so bring your peaceful scene to mind the next time you’re feeling anxious.
6 . Be grateful
When you’re feeling stressed, try counting your blessings. Write them down in a gratitude journal. There is always something you can be thankful for… sometimes it is as simple as waking up. Think about all the things that are good in your life. When you focus on gratitude, you’ll also see more of the good in your life.
When you are caught up in those really strong emotions that come with stress and overwhelm, take a moment to take a few slow, deep breaths. This action has multiple benefits. When you breathe deeply, it sends extra oxygen to your brain for clarity of thought and relaxes your muscles. It also gives you a moment to take a mental step back and look at the bigger picture.