In order to cope with stress, first and foremost, learn the strength of positive thinking, adapt this positive thinking to every situation that you come across and you will go some considerable way to silencing the stress alarm bells in your head for ever.
One of the reasons that many people suffer stress is that they have little in their life that is enjoyable upon which they can focus their attention and effort. Consequently, it is far too easy to become self-centered and self-absorbed, completely wrapped up in the minutiae of a life in which there is nothing to shift their focus away from the things that cause stress in the first place.
Hobbies such as photography, gardening, painting, collecting or even carpentry may not be something you have ever considered before, but they are all highly relaxing pastimes that give you something else on which to focus. The fact that all of these hobbies require a degree of concentration and attention means that if you want to be good at what you are doing (and you will), you need to forget your everyday stresses to focus on the task in hand.
If you can learn how to see the funny side of life, you will naturally lower the amount of stress you feel by a very significant margin. Massage therapy is widely recognized as being one of the oldest healing arts for the very good reason that it works extremely well in many different situations and circumstances. It is well established that massage can help to relax your whole body, and that it generates new levels of energy which stay with you long after your massage session is over. Many research studies have been carried out over the years as to the efficacious benefits on massage, with results showing that it helps to reduce your heart rate, lower blood pressure, increases blood circulation and prompts the production of endorphins which are your own natural painkilling chemicals. At the most basic level, most people find that massage is an incredibly relaxing experience, and the fact that enjoying a good massage can also help to reduce stress levels is almost a bonus.
St. John's Wort is widely believed to provide exactly the same benefits as leading antidepressant brands like Prozac without the side-effects. Indeed, in some countries in Europe (particularly Germany), St John’s wort is prescribed as a treatment for anxiety, stress and depression far more commonly than antidepressants for this exact reason. It cannot be said that there are no potential side-effects taking St John’s wort, it is noticeable that almost all of the side-effects quoted are those that might occur if this particular substance is ingested at the same time as antidepressants or stimulants. As it is a widely recognized replacement for the first of these, there would be no logical reason to take the two at the same time, taking stimulants at the same time as a herb that is known to have antidepressant qualities would simply make no sense. Consequently, you should be aware that there are potential side effects, it is still fair to suggest that taking St John’s wort to treat anxiety or stress is far safer than using chemical-based antidepressants.
Passionflower in herbal form is a substance that is believed to have been used for hundreds of years to treat anxiety and insomnia. In more recent times, studies have indicated that the effects of passionflower are very similar to those of benzodiazepine drugs, although using passionflower tends to prompt a far higher improvement in job performance and less drowsiness than leading drugs such as Mexazolam. Some possible side effects of using passionflower may include nausea, vomiting and drowsiness, whilst the safety of using passionflower during pregnancy has not been extensively tested. Furthermore, passionflower should not be taken at the same time as sedatives either. Nevertheless, for those who do not suffer side-effects, using passionflower is an extremely effective way of combating the worst effects of anxiety and stress completely naturally.
It is generally believed that you are more likely to suffer from stress if you do not have enough of certain trace minerals in your regular diet. In particular, most stress experts agree that having sufficient calcium and magnesium in your diet is essential to limit the possibility of becoming a stress victim. Of course, you can use dietary supplements to make sure that you consume enough of the necessary trace minerals, but it is generally a far better idea to try to increase the amount of foods or liquids that you consume which contain these essential trace elements.
As avoiding stress is all about learning to relax more effectively, aromatherapy can be a big help in reducing your tendency to suffer stress. By adding essential oils to your bath, infusers or as a massage oil, you can limit your susceptibility to stress and anxiety by regularly increasing your capacity for relaxation and serenity. Oils that can be of great assistance in aromatherapy for stress reduction include lavender, jasmine, geranium, cypress and sandalwood.
Dealing with stress and anxiety in a completely natural way is more about changing your lifestyle and your attitude to life than it is about any particular form of treatment. It is a little like the weeds growing in your garden. If you want to get rid of them once and for all, you have to pull them up from the roots, because if you cut them down with a mower or a blade, the only thing that you can be absolutely certain of is that those weeds will grow back again, probably twice as strong as before. In the same way, if you attack stress on a peripheral level, you can be sure that your stress problem will come back time and again. If however you attack the root cause of your problem, you can be equally certain that barring a disaster, your stress problem will probably go away for good.
In order to deal with stress at the roots, you have to spend some time identifying what it is that causes you to be stressed. It may be one thing, but it is far more likely to be a combination of several situations or circumstances. You need to identify and isolate all of these factors to come up with your own personal ‘stress trigger mix’ in order to be able to tackle the problem head-on.
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