Our generation is stressed, or at least most of us are. We don’t just have to worry about the mortgage and the kids, but also social media and the pressures of a job. If you are a female entrepreneur, your job is, well, going to be a challenge. First of all, you will have to make the most out of your working hours, while still taking care of family – thankfully more and more men are equal partners in child-raising and chores around the home. Below are some few helpful coping mechanisms for stress to power through even those grueling days.
The first thing to do? Find out what’s causing your stress. For this, you could engage in meditation and take a course in relaxation techniques. If you don’t stop and listen to your body and mind, you will never find the root cause of your stress and solve your issues. You can find meditation podcasts that will help you to understand yourself better than ever before.
It is a well known fact that physical exercise is a great stress buster. If you don’t want to spend an hour or two in the gym and want to combine meditation and exercise, then yoga is a great way to start a fitness routine. Even if you simply do a couple of sun salutations every morning and at night, you will build up both mental and physical resilience.
Most people don’t understand the difference between meditation and mindfulness. When you meditate, you try to guide your thoughts, while mindfulness simply allows you to acknowledge them and come to terms with the things in your subconscious mind. Mindfulness is a great way of noticing what triggers your stress and anxiety. Then you’re best able to deal with the situations that distress you.
One of the main sources of stress we face today is coming from social media. It’s addictive, and some people argue that it can make you depend on confirmations coming from strangers. Thus, it might be a good idea to take a break from social media. Get rid of distractions in your life in general so that you can focus on the things that really matter in life. If you find giving up social media hard, you can look into the Lake Wellness Center for help with breaking the cycle.
It’s important that you find a way to take your mind off the issues coming your way every day. Find old friends and catch up with them. Invite them to your home or go visit them. The change of scenery will make a positive difference. And talking with new people will help you get a new perspective on life.
Finally, stress is something that is hard to avoid. We rush from home to shopping, to our job, and hardly have any time to reflect on what is happening to us. The above coping mechanisms for stress will help you maintain focus and balance, and avoid serious mental health issues.
Are you a yoga fan? Why or why not?
Nice article, Christy. I read, bake and blog to reduce stress. I don’t find blogging to be like other social media, it is more like having a chat with friends.
A great help Every day we are exposed to stress due to the hectic life we lead.
Thanks for this article. I’ve found that too much exposure on social media can sometimes make us compare ourselves to others. I’ve found this audio to be very helpful for me to handle my anxieties. It’s important that we know how to cope so that it doesn’t affect our daily productivity.
Beautifully Explained. Thanks for sharing valuable information. Keep the good work up.
Very helpful suggestions. Stress can be unavoidable at times.
You’re welcome sister. It certainly keeps us in check.
I began guided meditation three weeks ago – I do it every day before heading out to work. It’s made such a difference. I find that my mind is “quieter” and I feel more at peace. I’m going to give “mindfulness” a try. Thank you!
Great post 😄
Great tips, Christy! I’ve incorporated all into my life over the past year. I am so grateful for finding balance and peace of mind, body, and spirit. Cheers to that! :)
Same to you! :)
Thank you for the great reminders. I also find that when I spend too much time on social media, I get enormously stressed out. I do need to take a break every once in a while and reset. Thanks!
Those are really healthy ways of dealing with stress, Christy. I read, clean, and tackle the yard work when I need to blow off steam.
Walking in nature for me is a stress buster as well as reading and gardening. Listening to soothing music also helps. Everyone needs to do what works best for them to reduce stress in our lives. Your suggestions are good ones!
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