April is stress awareness month, so in this week’s blog post I am going to share 3 ways in which you can reduce your stress quickly.
Stress is something that can happen to all of us, and is a reaction to something that is going on around us. But if you identify your stress sooner rather than later, there are things that you can do to reduce it.
1.Reduce your stress by having a stress journal
Journaling is a technique that a lot of great entrepreneurs and business people do, first thing in the morning., It helips them to make clarity of their feelings and leave their headspace freed up for productivity.
Spend 10 minutes every morning writing down what you are stressed about, just let it all out. Un-edited. And then think of three things that you are extremely grateful for and journal about those.
2. Reduce your stress by having a quick technique to do
Having a quick technique that you can do, anytime that you need to, not only reduces your stress in an instant, but it reassures you that YOU have the capability of doing this. Sometimes we wind up stressing more about the thought of us actually stressing!
Close your eyes, place your left hand on your heart, and breathe into it. Breathe in a cooling and soothing green colour and on the out breath, breathe out a thick grey smoke. The outbreath represents your stress.
3. Reduce your stress by doing less
Take a look at your schedule. How much time are you spending relaxing? Going for a walk in nature, reading a book, spending time doing something creative, like painting. Keep a track of this today, see how much time you spend working and doing things for others, always on the go, and how much time you actually spend doing less.
Research has shown that doing less equals more – in other words do less to get more done, because we are more likely to be more productive in short bursts, if we are well rested, inspired, and less stressed.
Have a go at these three tips and let me know how you get on with them. Stress doesn’t have to become a bigger problem that it needs to be. The sooner that you can identify when you are feeling stressed, the quicker that you can be on top of it.
Speak to you next week
Christophee Paul Jones.