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Proven Holistic Stress Management Strategies

 

Stress is a natural result of today's fast paced society.  However, there are some proven holistic stress management strategies that you can use in order to manage the impact of stresses on your life. 

Eat Healthy Food

It is important to focus on eating fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins and whole grains instead of eating a lot of highly processed foods and refined sugars.  If you are the type of person that doesn't eat enough whenever you are stressed, then you should carry around food to eat throughout the day.  On the other hand, if you overeat whenever you are stressed, it is a good idea to stop eating at a certain time each night and to never eat when you are distracted by something like the television.

Take Vitamins

A good multivitamin is a good start here.  It is also good to take fish oil to help you concentrate. If you suffer from problems that are caused by anxiety, you may wish to take a good amino acid supplement, such as L-Theanine.

Exercise Regularly

Exercising on a regular basis is important for your mental well-being.  It will improve your mood and relieve your stress.  This is why it is important to exercise for at least 30 minutes a day, 3 to 4 times a week.

Practice Tai Chi or Qigong

These are forms of martial arts that help to integrate your body, mind and spirit in order to improve your mental and physical well-being.  While it is best to learn these martial art forms from an instructor, if you are unable to find one, there are plenty of books and videos to also instruct you.

Meditate

Meditation promotes overall enhancement of both your body and your mind. There are many different techniques that you can use here.  One is visual or guided imagery.  This will help to calm both your mind and soul as you use your imagination to visualize something pleasant.  While doing so, you will also regulate your breathing to help you reach absolute relaxation.

Take Care of Yourself

You are the only person that can truly take care of yourself.  If you don't take the time to give yourself little treats, learn to say "no" and stop worrying, then your stress is going to become insurmountable. You should never feel as though you need to do everything for everyone.  However, you do need to do something for yourself that you enjoy each day.  One thing that you can also do is stop worrying.  After all, most of the things that you find yourself worrying about are probably outside of your control anyway.

It is important to take some time in your life to properly manage your stress, especially whenever you are working from home.  You will have a lot going on in your daily life, and without using some of these holistic stress management strategies (in order to keep this stress in check), you are going to burn out fast.  This will help you seek more pleasure from your life and be more productive each day.

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