Find Your Happy Place: Meditation And Stress
Meditation is a skill that very few of us try to learn, but when mastered, it can be a super simple and powerful way to lower stress and calm ourselves during or after stressful situations.
Whenever we come across a stressful environment or situation, we activate what’s known as the “fight or flight response.” This causes an adrenaline rush because we release the hormone epinephrine from the adrenal glands, which causes a spike in blood pressure, faster breathing and increase heart rate.
I know, I know, all of this sounds a little too “sciency”, so who cares right? Well, basically meditation can produce the opposite feelings of the “fight or flight response.” When you work on slowing down your breathing and focus your thoughts, meditating can give you a feeling of peace and relaxation, which is exactly what you need when you feel anxiety or stress.
Music And Chill: Listen To Music To Manage Your Stress
Have you ever listened to a track so awesome that you literally feel the hair on your arms stand up? Growing up with a family of singers, I know that feeling all too well, and its awesome.
Turns out there are studies out there that show listening to music can have positive effects on our brain and nervous system. Our brain can sync with the songs we listen to and produce alpha brainwaves, these are the same brainwaves present when we are in a relaxed state..
…and while is true that certain types of music genres are more effective at reducing stress, the reality is that any artist, album or song you enjoy will work.
So next time you feel overwhelmed from school or you feel like work is driving you crazy, take a break, take out the headphones, and relax.
Break A Sweat: Exercise To Reduce Stress
This one is last on here because its by far my favorite way to fight stress or negative thoughts we gather. So we’ve all heard of “runner’s high,” it’s that super cool feeling we get after getting done with any type of strenuous physical activity.
Essentially, doing this causes our body to release endorphins, also known as “the feel-good hormone.” Besides helping us lower stress after just minutes, the long term benefits can help prevent other common causes of stress…
…like reducing chances of potential health issues, increasing self-confidence and improving sleep quality.
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- Listen To Music
While these activities seem like obvious things you should already be doing for yourself, hopefully now you can also think of them as tools to eliminate stress.
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