We receive a request from a reader that these have difficulties in their workplace and need to recommend some techniques to combat stress. It is important not to open the door to this alteration because there are countless consequences ranging from physical to psychological, including: ulcer, irritable bowel, colitis, hypertension, coronary heart disease, tachycardia, asthma, hyperventilation, anorexia, hypoglycemia, Dermatitis, excessive sweating, tics, cramps, muscle aches, headaches, chronic pain, flu, herpes, excessive worry, inability to make decisions, inability to concentrate, mental blocking, consumption of excessive alcohol or other toxic substances, besides inhibiting Creativity and self-esteem.
To avoid falling into all these discomforts and illnesses due to stress, it is helpful to follow the following techniques, which at first glance may be simple, but it has been shown that their wellness properties are undeniable:
In the House
- Take hands with a loved one. Brain scanners have shown that a human touch provides immediate relief from stress.
- Call a friend. Just talking to someone you trust will make you feel better.
- Brush your pet with slow, long strokes.
- Make a minimase on the scalp.
- Wipe a cloth with warm water and place it on the neck, forehead or back.
- Play music and dance.
- Practice progressive muscle relaxation. Start tensing your body, then relax it slowly, first the upper part of your body, your head and neck, down the shoulders and arms, continue with the hips, legs and feet.
- Make a list of things you have to do. Prioritizing tasks helps you reduce stress.
- Get up 15 minutes early so you do not get the idea of being late for work.
- Write things that make you feel stressed. At each point ask yourself if it is so important and worth the tension that is causing you.
- Keep a gratitude journal. Each day write two things for which you are grateful. It will help you focus on the positive.
In the office
- Relax your eyes. Scrub your hands vigorously to create heat and place them over your closed eyes for a minute.
- Squeeze a soft rubber ball in your hand for three seconds and release. Repeat 10 times with each hand. The tension will dissipate as your muscles relax.
- Practice yoga fast. Sit up straight in your chair and drop your arms to the sides. Inhale and exhale, lean forward and rest your chest on your thighs. Stay like this for 5 seconds and then, slowly, go up as you breathe and exhale deeply. Repeat three or four times or until your peers make fun of you.
- Give a hand massage.
- Take off your shoes under your desk.
- Touch a talisman or an item that brings you good memories. A shell that you brought from evil, a pin that gave you your mom, a doll that gave you your boyfriend.
- Smile (even if it is false). Studies have shown that the positive effects of a smile occur independently if that is false or true. False joy can give rise to real smiles and laughter.
- Read or watch funny videos or movies at the end of the day to go to bed.
- Before bed a good sex session will also relax you.
- Take quick physical and mental breaks. Disconnect 5 minutes of your activities and read your favorite magazine, go to Facebook, go for a walk in the parking lot or a nearby block, go to the bathroom on a different floor.
- Rub a little lavender or mint scent on your wrist. Lavender is soothing and lavender is life-giving.
- Breathe deeply every time the phone rings, the cell phone or the alarm. You will create a different bond with objects that usually give you a lot of stress.