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How to Lessen the Stress in Your Life

By Mikkie Mills

Life can be amazing but also stressful at times. While there is good stress and bad stress most of the time stress in your life isn’t a good thing. A lot of the time people are so stressed that they have no idea where to start when it comes to getting rid of their stress.

Chronic stress can lead to different health problems which can make you even more stressed. To beat the cycle of stress you will need to figure out what works for you and how you can properly handle stress in your life. This allows you to handle hard things that life will throw at you without getting overwhelmed.

Here are 5 ways you can beat stress and keep yourself stress free:

1. Get Grounded

Stress and anxiety are different things but a solution that works for both of them is to ground yourself. This can be done with meditation, exercise and different grounding techniques.

Not everything is going to work for everyone so it may take some trial and error as to what works for you individually. Some people will find that daily yoga is super helpful while others may find that journaling is great for them because it allows them to reflect on what they did throughout the day.

2. Get the Help You Need

Not everyone was taught how to handle stress in a healthy way. We all handle stress in our own way but sometimes those coping mechanisms are unhealthy and don’t do us any good.

To learn healthy coping techniques for stress you can go to a professional therapist who knows how to treat stress. They can also help with anxiety and any other life problems that you may have. Getting help does not mean that you are a failure, it means that you are taking care of your problems.

3. Get Healthy for You

Maybe you have noticed that your blood pressure is higher than it used to be and you have packed on some extra pounds. Or maybe you have some personal problems from the past that you need to clear up so you can move on.

Whatever your health goals are you should be doing them for the right reason. It should be for you and giving yourself a better future. It shouldn’t be to fit into that dress for that party or getting a “beach body” for the summer. You should be internally motivated to make positive changes in your life.

4. Stop Beating Yourself Up

When you are stressed or feel overwhelmed it is really easy to start talking badly about yourself. This may be saying that you are stupid or you can’t do anything right. This is all negative self talk and really does not do anything good for you.

To correct this you will need to start talking positive to yourself. This does not mean that you have to be super fake and positive all the time. You do not even have to be excited about what you are doing. All it means is that you can keep a neutral idea of yourself and not beat yourself up when you make a mistake. Changing how you talk to yourself will help relieve a bunch of stress in your life and make your life easier.

5. Enjoy Your Life

Life can be hard and unfair at times but there are also moments of joy as well. Mix it all together and you get life, the good and the bad. When you have the right tools and resources to handle your stress you will find that the things that really used to worry you are not as big and scary as you thought they once were. This gives you the chance to enjoy the small things in life and really appreciate what you have.

Feeling stressed out? Be patient with yourself and your journey to handle stress in a healthy way.

About Mikkie Mills: “I’m a Chicago native who loves to share her expertise about personal development and growth. When I’m not writing, I’m chasing the little ones around or rock climbing at the local climbing gym.” More articles by Mikkie.

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