Many people try yoga, deep breathing, aromatherapy, acupuncture, massage, and meditation, but they’re still stressed out.
They visit a nutritionist, a personal trainer, a chiropractor, a physic, and even a medium, but their stress still persists.
Well, it’s time for a different approach. It’s time to kill the roots of stress and anxiety with these seven advanced tips.
Let’s all get ready to finally learn how to control stress and anxiety now.
Tip #1: “Don’t Clean Up Someone’s Mess”
Learning to say “no” to other people’s problems is vital to reducing stress and anxiety. We don’t have to catch someone else’s ball of problems when they throw it at us.
We have a life of our own with tasks and hardships to deal with. It is okay to help a friend with a problem; we just need to be aware of when we’re making their problem our problem.
It is possible to aid someone without taking on the problem ourselves.
What good are two people with one problem other than to provide company for one another?
It’s always better to have one person with a problem and then someone else with a clear head who can lend some logical support?
That’s how stress for both parties is kept to a minimum.
Tip #2: “More Is Not Better”
No matter how hard we work to acquire possessions, status, and experiences, we will always have more than some, but not as much as others. It’s a race we will never win.
If we truly want to be happy and stress-free, the secret is to have access to life’s extras, not own them.
We’ll notice that once we begin to collect or acquire extra things, we are now responsible for them, and with responsibly comes stress.
So, the less extras we own, the fewer things we are responsible for, which is directly related to the level of stress in our lives.
TRANSLATION: The less extras we own, the more time, energy, and resources we’ll have to enjoy more.
Tip #3: “Ask For Assistance”
Never beg for help. Instead, ask for assistance.
People are more receptive and willing to assist others who explain their situation and ask for assistance, verses those who scream, “I need,” “Give me,” or “Help me now.”
We must build a mental team of helpers who we can turn to for assistance in times of heavy stress.
This team can be comprised of family members, friends who we have frequent contact with, and friendly co-workers.
Tip #4: “Take 10 Minutes”
We must take ten minutes every day to actively keep our stress level down. During this time we must not focus or direct our thoughts to any one specific thing.
We need to simply turn everything in the room off, lie down on the floor, close our eyes, remove our shoes, and then stretch ourselves out and make our body as long as possible.
We must concentrate only on quieting our minds. Just breathe deeply and imagine yourself lying on a beautiful warm beach.
Now picture that the thoughts in your head are in the form of butterflies, and as they come to you, you just let them fly right by.
Once you do this they will come at you faster and faster, but as you continue to let them fly by, the butterflies will begin slowing down rapidly. It’s also okay if you fall asleep.
Just keep letting those butterflies fly right past you every time you ‘take 10 minutes.’
Tip #5: “Give Gratitude”
We must have faith that when we give gratitude, compliments, and express generously that it will come back to us in one way or another.
Simply say “Thank You” when nobody else does, or give praise to someone when no one else seems to notice them, or spend a little extra time or money with someone or something that really needs special attention.
Finally, to ultimately reduce stress we need to realize that spreading gratitude isn’t a give-and-take experience.
All we need to do is give and understand that our lives are better and less stressful for it in many ways that we may never notice.
Tip #6: “Express Yourself”
Once we get bogged down in obligations and stop finding time and ways to express ourselves, that is when stress creeps in.
No matter how busy we are, we must always leave time to be creative. Write poems, songs, books or articles; play sports or instruments; paint, sculpt, dance or sing.
Whatever we do to express ourselves and display our talents; we must never stop doing it. Because if we stop doing what we love to do we’ll be inviting double stress into our lives.
At that point we’ll now have the stress of doing all our tasks along with the stress of not being able to express ourselves.
That’s why it’s so important to kill the double stress before it starts by making time to express ourselves.
Then once we’re back to expressing ourselves again we’ll be happier and more likely to complete our other tasks nearly stress free.
Tip #7: “Get Organized”
Disorganization is one of the leading causes of stress. That’s why we need to organize our papers, bills, and daily schedule into one notebook, binder or planner.
We must have everything we need to complete all of our tasks in one neatly arranged place.
We must only keep what we absolutely need because clutter equals stress and it drowns out productivity.
Don’t be afraid to just throw it out. There is great energy in letting go of things.
Finally, identify a quiet, clean, distraction-free area and make it an organized concentration place. Being organized in a concentration place is very effective for killing stress and generating positive results.
Get started on it now.
Extra Tip: “This Too Shall Pass”
No matter how stressed out we get at any given time we must repeat to ourselves, “This too shall pass.”
Just like any bad rain storm, blizzard, tornado, bad relationship break-up, hard test or lengthy public speaking presentation it will have a beginning, middle, and end.
No matter how bad or stressful a situation we find ourselves in, it will pass and our lives will be back to normal very soon.
Then from that point forward we’ll have the knowledge and experience of enduring that stressful situation to aid us when the next unpleasant situation comes around.
That’s ultimately how to control stress and anxiety while further tapping into our inborn power.
This will bring us closer to living as the most complete version of ourselves immediately.
How To Control Stress And Anxiety Now
– Written by Motivational Joe