How To Manage Stress 77 Practical Self Care Tips On How To Manage & Relieve Stress Now

How To Manage Stress 77 Practical Self Care Tips On How To Manage & Relieve Stress Now


Hey friends and newcomers alike. My name is Tyler and Welcome to my channel. Today’s topic covers how to manage stress. Even the word “stress” makes me stress! Anyways there’s 77 ways to overcome stress
so let’s get go. Eat Something You Like:
Eating your favorite foods or snack is a sure way to reduce stress and make it last. Tasty foods can reduce stress because it gives
us pleasure just like having sex and other things. Punch or Hit Something:
Beat the living crap out of that person that who’ve always hated square in the face,
I mean the punching bag. Hitting things relieve muscle tensions that
build up over time. So swing away! Drink Cold Beverages:
Cold drinks can relax your tight muscles and help lower blood pressure plus each 16 ounces
of cold water burns 17 calories. So don’t be afraid to add 3 or 300 ice cubes
to your drinks. Meditate:
Well, meditating is a quick fix only after you know how properly meditate. Meditation has unlimit benefits, reducing
stress is only the tip of the iceberg. Meditation is free and one of the best way
to reduce stress not only quickly but effectively and indefinitely. Use The 4x4x4 Breathing Technique:
Breathe in slowly with your nose for 4 seconds, hold it for 4 seconds, exhale slowly out of
your mouth for 4 seconds, repeat this process 4 times. This will clear your mind, unclutter those
useless and stressful thoughts, and relax you like a baby. Drink Something Alcoholic:
Alcohol is a great way to reduce stress, tension, pain, bad feelings, and so on. Just don’t get hook on it or depend on it. It’s a sedative and depressant which affects
the central nervous system. Talk To Someone:
Communication is vital to not just humans but life itself. Expressing and letting out your problems through
oral communication can really and effectively lower your stress. It can make one feel better and even relaxed. Sometimes the best medication is a quick communication. Work Out:
Duh! Stress stays in your body unless you have
a way to release it. Working out is one of the best ways to deal
with stress quickly and forever, as long as you don’t stop. Working out has over 100 benefits alone so
if that doesn’t motivate you then I’m not sure what will. Working out releases endorphins, feel-good
feelings that feels good! Have Sex:
I think this one is obvious; you can “google” it! Do it whenever you want. It not only relieves stress but sex is so
healthy and beneficial to practically everything. It’s part of life what more can we say? Smoke A Cigarette/Cigar:
Try a cigar then. Cigarette affects the brain, gives you a little
buzz, and can calm you down a bit, of course daily smokers know this, that’s why they
do it! Try cigars if you want they aren’t addicting. DON’T EVER TRY OR SMOKE cigarettes if you
have never done so. NEVER EVER TRY CIGARETTES. It releases dopamine which in turn gives off
this short pleasurable effect. Listen To Music:
Not all music is created or gives off the same feeling. You know which type makes you happy and calm. Listen to it daily, music is good, music is
life. Music is linked to our emotions, that is why
it is able to affect us so much. Take A Nap:
What’s the best way to deal with a problem? Forget about it! Nah, that will only make it worse. Taking a nap has a vast amount of benefits. Not only with it recharge your body, mind
but can help one focus clearer, reduce stress, get more work done, make one feel happy, etc. Studies show that napping is extremely effective. Play With Your Pet:
Your pet is your family, treat them like a being, not an animal. Pets give us joy and oftentimes meaning to
our lives. Petting or playing with animals may increase
levels of the stress-reducing hormone oxytocin and decrease the production of the stress
hormone cortisol says animalsmart.org. Watch A Movie:
Watching movies is fun which in turn releases endorphins. Just don’t do it so much like 6 hours a
day which is the amount of time the normal person watches TV a day! Help People:
Helping people, doing small favors, and volunteering is not only a great way to reduce stress but
feel good about oneself. Plus helping others makes you happy, well
it does for me at least. Change Your Mindset:
Like meditation, changing one’s mindset is no easy matter. It may take a few weeks or even a few years,
but every single moment is worth it. ow you react and deal with things is all in
your mind. One person’s trash is another person’s
treasure; the same can be applied to how one deals with non-tangible situations. Get Some Sunlight:
Dr. Mona Johnson, Senior Clinical Lead at NHS Digital who works as a GP in Heaton Moor
said, “There seems to be two main reasons why the sun makes many of us happy. Firstly, biology. An increase in sunlight produces a chemical
reaction, limiting melatonin production making us more alert and awake and increasing serotonin
release, which is connected to feelings of wellbeing. Dance:
sites.psu.edu says, “The scientific reason for why dance has the ability to act as a
stress reliever stems from the idea that when the body feels good, the mind does too. Any physical activity releases the endorphins.” Masturbate:
Hmm, I guess you could say it has similar effects as sex, but it’s limited. Masturbating is not bad it’s actually good
and natural, but in excess, it can become a habit, an extremely dangerous and life-threatening
habit. Smoke Weed :
Just look at Snoopy: he’s famous, rich asf, influential, very hard working, and smokes
weed err day. Smoking weed can become an addiction. Like alcohol and smoking cigarettes, do it
very sparsely to reap maximum pleasure. Scientific studies have proven that cannabis
can reduce stress, anxiety, and can be good for you. Limit Caffeine:
I admit I love me some caffeine. Caffeine is actually very healthy and beneficial
however anything in excess can become an addiction or unhealthy. Excessive caffeine can increase wrinkles,
heart rate, inflammations, insomnia, nervousness (same as stress), and become a daily habit. That’s what the FDA has to say. Play Games or Video-games:
Release endorphin, enjoy that dopamine. Boardgames are also fun and enjoyable. Play these with people, communicate and have
fun! Playing games can help alleviate stress because
many young people use it as an escape mechanism, to escape from reality into another reality. It really does help cope with stress, oh yeah
it’s backed by research too. Eat Healthy:
Eat healthy, and you will feel healthy and think healthily. Eating junk food will definitely make you
feel good which in turn reduces stress however in the long run, there are many serious and
life-threatening side-effects. Eat Ice-cream:
It’s cold, sweet, and brings joy to all ages. Cold things have the ability to make one happy,
especially when it’s like 8 million degrees outside. There are also tons of studies, and all of
them agree that ice-cream equals happiness. Take A Walk:
Walking is healthy, builds muscle, and 100 times better than sitting. Walking isn’t a form of exercise unless
one is walking with a purpose, but it reduces cortisol levels which is stress. Walking clears up the mind and helps you breath
better. Get A Massage or Spa:
If something like this has the ability to relax your muscles, mind, body, and can make
one fall asleep, improve mood levels then, we are for certain that getting a massage
is one of the best ways to deal with stress plus it reduces cortisol levels. Write It Down:
Writing down your problems or activities that needs to be done during the day or before
bed can definitely reduce stress and help you fall asleep fast. When one’s mind is cluttered with worries
and thoughts, which is stress then writing it down can unclear those thoughts. Be Positive:
Being optimistic or a pessimistic can affect how you enjoy and deal with life. Life isn’t supposed to be hard yet for a
pessimistic not only is it hard but a pain in the arse for themselves and others. No one likes a pessimistic, not even other
pessimistic. Be Appreciative:
If one is able to learn how to appreciate even the smallest of things, like sunlight
and water then living will become so enjoyable. You see, some people can handle stress so
well while for others it can actually ruin their very lives. Don’t get so caught up over little things;
everyone has bad and good days. Scented Candle / Aromatherapy:
Scented candles can be very relaxing, soothing, and puts you at ease. Mindbodyvortex.com says, “Some studies have
shown that specific aromatherapy scents bring about neurochemical changes in the body that
make us feel more energized, less stressed, clear-minded, and also helps with managing
pain.” Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong:
Buddhistdoor.net says, “Studies, conducted by researchers from Coventry University and
Radboud University focusing on the effects of mind-body interventions on our genes. It revealed that MBIs such as yoga, qi gong,
and tai chi induce molecular-level changes to our gene expression, resulting in improved
psychical and mental health. Drink Tea:
Living longer, possessing a healthy body full of antioxidant, increases blood circulation,
reduce inflammation levels, and so on are just a fraction of the benefits that one shall
gain if they drink tea daily.Any warm drink can give a relaxing and soothing effect on
our bodies. Green tea has amino acids that only amplify
that effect. Chew Gum:
Chewing gum can also help with your academic scores, but the reason why it helps with stress
is because it increases blood flow and alertness in the brain. Research proves that, not us. Hug Someone, Anyone:
A 10-second hug may boost the immune system, decrease depression while a 20-second hug
reduces the harmful effects of stress. Hugging releases oxytocin which is the happy
feeling. Kissing:
Kissing lowers the cortisol levels and increases oxytocin. Kissing is known to reduce blood pressure,
prevent baggy cheeks, reduce weight, improve immunity, and kissing for 20 seconds can have
the same benefits of hugging someone you trust. Visualization:
Visualize your favorite or relaxing settings: that could be the beach, top of a mountain,
next to a tree, and so on. You can even use music or guided visualization
CD/tapes to aid you. Science once again proves that visualization
reduces nervousness and improve relaxation response. Laughing:
Is it even possible to laugh if you’re under stress? Laughter is one of the best medicine. It can reduce stress levels, increase immune
cells, and increases one’s health. Consume Honey:
Like all sweet things, it can give off a temporary good feeling. And honey is no exception. Honey is known to reduce anxiety and nervousness
plus it has anti-bacterial properties and super health benefits. Watch/Look At Cute Animals:
Japanese research (hmm, go figure) suggest that seeing cute animals produce a warm and
pleasant feeling, thus reducing the effects of stress overall. Try Stress Balls:
When we are stress, the body’s action is to tense up and clench. This is where squeezing comes in. Squeezing helps transfer that negative energy
and tension to the ball. Stretching:
Stretching will relax the muscles, improve blood circulation and pressure, eases aches
and pains, and so forth. Plus it’s super healthy for the body. Stretching loosens the tense muscles and holding
each stretch for 15 seconds can release those stress. Go To Sleep:
What better way to end it all by shutting down. Some of us become irritated, piss off, even
depress if we lack sleep. Sleeping consists 25%-35% of our lives, so
you best bet it helps alleviate stress. Take A Whiff Of Coffee:
Quite possibly one of the best way to wake up, to the smell of fresh brewed/roasted coffee. coffee can increase intelligent, lower suicide,
reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, make one a better athlete, make you feel happier, and
other goodies. when one is sleep deprived which produces stress, the aroma of coffee
causes positive changes in brain proteins tied to that stress. Be Around People:
Cinemas, malls, clubs, coffee shops, etc. what do they all have in common? They are places for millions of people to
gather in or around on a daily basis. Working with and around people makes it easier
and more enjoyable. This, in turn, can alleviate stress, 100%. Get More Oxygen:
Although it only accounts for 20.95% of the air we breathe and 1% of the water on this
earth, it is vital to everyday living. Increase oxygen can have countless benefits
to our wellness. More oxygen boosts energy levels, increases
endurance, provides relief from stress and pollution, increases your concentration, helps
you relax, and eases headaches and hangovers. Shower/Bath/Swim (Aquatic Therapy):
As one age, movements are limited, and certain actions become difficult to perform. Being submerged in water enables one as such
to move with much more ease and less pain. Being submerge (aquatic therapy) can reduce
weight tension by 90%! It is known to help ease muscle tension, improve
range of motion, and a great way to relax and cool off/down. Compliment Yourself:
Stress can be caused by millions of reasons and factors, yet self-motivation positively
encourages one to keep going. We ought to tell ourselves daily that we are
worth something, life is worth living, and sometimes we let things that really shouldn’t
matter affect us. Complimenting yourself releases positive energy,
and thus you start to feel good. Read A Book:
Reading has unlimited powers: increase knowledge, relaxation, boost brainpower, reduce stress,
a great way to wind down, and so forth. Studies at the University of Sussex indicates
that reading may be better than listening to music, drinking tea, and can reduce stress
up to 68%. Crying:
Yes, let it out, let it all out until you are dry as a prune. Crying reliefs whatever feeling is bottling
up inside us. It also releases stress hormones, frustrations,
anger, sadness, tension, and toxins in the body. SCREAM/Cuss:
The worse thing one can do is trap their rage or let it build up. That has to go somewhere, so why not let it
out. SCREAM, cuss it all out until there’s nothing
left inside. Screaming helps one feel better, also scream
therapy is a form of psychotherapy that aids in anxiety, trauma, and stress. Cussing can help one unwind. In one study, studies have shown that cussing
increases pain tolerance. Forgive But Don’t Forget:
It’s not worth it to hold that grudge or hatred inside for so long. Over time it becomes so poisonous that it
may take over your life and thoughts. If one truly desires to pursue their dreams
without fault, then forgiveness is a must. Drink Water:
Drink water every day, every hour if possible. 65-70% of our body is water and vital to the
proper functioning of the organs. Dehydration can lead to higher cortisol levels. 85% of the brain is water and dehydration
causes loss of energy generation which produces anxiety, stress, and even depression. Eat Dark Chocolate:
In moderation, doesn’t mean chow down on 50 snickers each morning like a savage. Current research points out that chocolate
is known to make one happier, improve memory function, and of course lower stress. Don’t Multi-task:
Confucius once said that it doesn’t matter how long the journey is, as long as you do
not stop. (or something like that) Multitasking can
actually produce more confusion and disorganization. Prioritize your goals or task. Do what matters the most then proceed to the
next process. Overworking or multitasking can lead to some
serious health effects along with stress. In short, when one overloads their abilities
or capacity, something bad is bound to happen. Reflexology (Foot Therapy):
Like massages, there are varieties of foot therapy. I still haven’t gotten my foot eaten by
those little fishes. There are thousands of nerve connections that
are linked from your foot all the way up to the top of your head. Be Around Plants:
Plants are known to help with air quality, breathing, focus, improve sleep, mental clarity
and may increase work productivity 20-45% however, did you know that plants can also
relieve stress, headaches, and other health issues? Yup, plants do more than just that says the
CEO of GreenMyLife, Gitanjali Rajamani. Plant A Garden:
Not only is it a good form of exercise but eating healthy is a sure way to live longer,
happier, and more cost-efficient than any grocery store. Increase Vitamin D with sunlight. Vitamin D has been linked to a reduced risk
of cancer, depression, fatigue, and high blood pressure. Studies show that people who garden get more
benefits than those who read and reading is better than listening to music which is very
beneficial. Eat these foods to reduce stress:
* Asparagus * Avocado
* Berries * Cashews
* Garlic * Oatmeal
* Oranges * Oyster
* Walnuts These Food Increase Stress so limit their
intake: * Sugar
* Artificial sweeteners * Too much alcohol
* White flour products * Processed foods (proof here)
Vitamin C: Oranges are packed with Vitamin C. Vitamin
C boost the immune system, fight off cold or the flu, lower cortisol lever and weight,
detox bowel movement, improve insulin sensitivity, reduce the risk of heart disease, and oh yeah
relieves stress. Doodling:
Doodling is when you draw out your emotions which in turn can improve concentrate, release
negative thoughts, aid memory function, and reduce stress. Doodling has almost the same effect as talking
to someone. Magnesium:
Magnesium increases relaxing GABA, reduces stress, anti-inflammatory, removes heavy metal
inside our bodies (some heavy metals can be life-threatening), it increases brain plasticity,
lifts depression, and keeps blood sugar level stable. These foods are a good source of magnesium:
* almond * spinach
* cashews * shredded wheat cereal
* soy milk * black beans
* edamame * peanut butter
* whole grain bread * avocado
Singing: Here are some great benefits to singing:
* boosts the immune system * a workout for the lungs and body
* natural anti-depressant * lowers stress level, ofc
* may improve mental alertness * enhance communication skills
* boost confidence Eat Small Meals:
Long story short, insulin can make you gain weight, increase the chances of diabetes,
feel fatigue, and other stuff you don’t want to know. Eating short meals more frequently throughout
the day has the opposite effect. One is able to digest meals easier, smoother,
and is less demanding on the stomach and colon. It also lowers the cortisol level and boosts
fat burning. No Tight Clothing:
It restricts movement for sure. The lateral femoral cutaneous nerve which
is compress when one wears tight clothing can cause numerous health effects not to mention
increase stress. Be Around Positive People/Places:
Be wherever you want that makes you happy, everyone has their own preference, you know
yours. Be and hang around with positive people ONLY. Negative people are that way for a reason,
helping them is one thing but drinking, laughing, going out with them is a whole different story. Positivity attracts more positivity. Take Your Time:
Multitasking and rushing go hand in hand. In this ever so competitive world, quality
beats quantity 10 times. Is it better to go slowly and achieve some
success rather than rush and falter, thus one will have to redo the task which actually
means putting in more time and effort. The Great Wall of China took over 2,000 years
to build. Paint/Draw:
Drawing increases creativity and imagination. Painting therapy has shown a direct link to
self-care, reduce anxiety and stress, and become more aware of oneself. Massage Your Ears:
Massaging one’s ear feels good but having another touch is even better. Ear massages release endorphins, boost immune
cells, reduce anxiety and stress, release toxins, improves circulation, etc. Pressure Point:
Like massages and foot therapy, pressure points are no different. If you’ve never had a session, then you
need to get one asap. Stand More:
Standing increases blood flow and circulation burns more calories, is 3 times better than
sitting, relaxes muscle tension, etc. Standing improves productivity, brain function,
posture, and maintains core strength. It reduces the chance of diabetes, obesity,
heart disease, and billions of other things. Lie Down/Use A Hammock:
A form of relaxation which in itself is a stress reducer, wouldn’t you agree? Hammocks provide zero pressure point on the
body, improve sleep and achieve deep sleep, and what I just said in the first sentence. Play An Instrument:
Somewhat like painting, learning a new hobby is fun, rewarding, and opens up our brain
and creativity. Take all the benefits of listening to music,
singing, and painting. Now combine all those benefits, that’s a
lot! Give 5-10 Minutes To Yourself:
How you start, your morning is how you end your day! Love who you are, compliment yourself, meditate,
and whatever it is that you do in your alone time. Hug yourself for 20 seconds, workout for 10
minutes a day. You have time; you make excuses which ultimately
makes your life worse. Be Organized:
Being organized can make you live longer due to being less prone to accidents. You get things done faster because you can
find what you need instantly. A messy environment has a negative subconscious
effect on the brain. Crosswords Or Puzzle:
Think, concentrate, use those brain cells, become wiser. When the brain has to think it can lead to
a reduction of momentary anxiety. It takes your mind away from worries. When you complete the game or puzzle, you
feel good which reduces stress. Smell Flowers:
People have been inhaling flower scent since ancient times. It helps reduce stress and depression, fight
inflammations, and induce sleep. Scientists in Japan are reporting the first
scientific evidence that inhaling certain fragrances alter gene activity and blood chemistry
in ways that can reduce stress levels.

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