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5 Helpful Coping Mechanisms for Stress

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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.

Meditation

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.

Coping Mechanisms for Stress Include Yoga

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.

Mindfulness

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.

Social Media Detox

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.

Catch Up with Old Friends

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.

On Coping Mechanisms for Stress

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?

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24 Comments

  1. robbiesinspiration May 13, 2019

    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.

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    1. Christy B May 15, 2019

      Reading is a great stress reducer, agree!

  2. macalder02 May 13, 2019

    A great help Every day we are exposed to stress due to the hectic life we ​​lead.

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    1. Christy B May 15, 2019

      Some days are so busy that it’s nice to have ways to unwind. Thanks!

  3. The Impetus Blog May 13, 2019

    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.

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    1. Christy B May 15, 2019

      I remember listening to meditations when I was in a down period emotionally. You’re right about making comparisons when we see images on social media, such as Instagram.

  4. The CareKart May 13, 2019

    Beautifully Explained. Thanks for sharing valuable information. Keep the good work up.

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    1. Christy B May 15, 2019

      That’s so nice to read xx

  5. syl65 May 14, 2019

    Very helpful suggestions. Stress can be unavoidable at times.

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    1. Christy B May 15, 2019

      And sometimes stress is a good thing too! It’s important to keep stress that comes our way from becoming too much. Thanks brother.

    2. syl65 May 15, 2019

      You’re welcome sister. It certainly keeps us in check.

    3. Christy B May 16, 2019

      Exactly.

  6. fundingmyfreedom May 14, 2019

    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!

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    1. Christy B May 15, 2019

      Oh how wonderful about the success of your morning meditations! I hope the mindfulness techniques help you too.

  7. the #1 Itinerary May 14, 2019

    Great post 😄

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    1. Christy B May 15, 2019

      :D

  8. Natalie Ducey May 14, 2019

    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! :)

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    1. Christy B May 15, 2019

      How wonderful that you have found balance, Natalie! Wishing you a wonderful rest of the week xx

    2. Natalie Ducey May 15, 2019

      Same to you! :)

  9. jen May 15, 2019

    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!

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    1. Christy B May 16, 2019

      Social media, yes it’s like watching the news, right… we can only take so much!

  10. Amy Caudill May 15, 2019

    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.

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  11. Peggy Woods May 19, 2019

    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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    1. Christy B May 21, 2019

      It’s true that the same things won’t work for everyone. My mom’s with you on gardening to lower stress, Peggy!

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