Before I even became involved in this wonderful holistic lifestyle I was already beginning to think about my stress levels and how they were negatively effecting me. Back then I knew nothing about Chakras or Mudras, but I knew that I needed to do something different about the way that I was living. After doing some research I found that the key was not necessarily to lower the stress in my life, although that did play a small role, but rather to give myself the tools to cope better with the stress that I faced, and here is how I went about it.
One of the first things which I identified as something which wasn’t helping me in terms of coping with stress was the amount of time which I spent online, especially on social media. Social media presents a fake vision of the world which I realized it wasn’t helping, so I set about reducing this to less than 30 minutes per day. I also enjoy gambling on www.novibet.co.uk but I found myself placing bets and then becoming fixed on the screen until they were settled. I still placed my bets, but I would then close the computer and forget about them. Reducing my time online was a big factor in lowering my stress.
I read a fascinating article about how a lack of sleep causes our brains to operate at a far lower level and this impacted our abilities to deal with stress. Honestly I was a terrible sleeper and I would always stay up too late and then get up early for work. I also realized that my sleep habits were poor and that was why even when I was sleeping, the quality of that sleep was very poor. I worked on a wind-down strategy on an evening, avoiding food and caffeine after 7 and 5, avoiding tech in the last hour before bed and going to bed at the same time each night. This had a huge impact and after sleeping well I could handle situations better and deal with stress in a far healthier way.
In the past I had always scoffed at the idea of meditation, as thought it was something for the monks of Tibet but not me. I gave it a try as I heard that it was good for stress levels and my word what a difference it made! Just 15 minutes of meditation per day was enough to help me collect my thoughts and organize my mind in such a way that my stress levels reduced drastically day after day. This is something which I still do religiously because of the results that it has given me, and I see evidence of this if I ever miss a day, as the stress levels begin to rise shortly afterwards.
If you get stressed to easily, give these tips a try.