Stress Management – What Is It, And How To Use It

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Stress Management: The facts, And How To Use It

Despite all the conveniences accessible to us in this technologically advanced age, tension is still part of the all round scheme of our lifestyles. Luckily, stress management provides comfort and release from these problems that tends to affect our own physical, mental and emotional health.

What is Stress Management

Tension management are equipment, procedures and methods which allows us to take control of our problems and make sure that they don’t affect our daily program. Problems that leads to anxiety that are specific anyway have different stress management techniques that can be applied to keep you in balance and tranquility.

Breathing exercises helps big time!

Our body tends to react during times associated with stress irregular breathing, sweating, aches and pains, sluggish metabolism and so on. Since these are all physical naturally, we have to deal with it in a physical approach. One method is through inhaling and exhaling exercises which can have an effect on your body in a deep way. Simply speaking, these exercises controls the flow of o2 in your body, as well as its distribution to different parts of your anatomy.

One method to do this is to rely your breathing. Breath slow and heavy, relax your stomach as you do so. Keep a rhythm as well as follow it all throughout the particular duration of the physical exercise. With enough practice, you are able to control your breathing instantly during times of tension which can help you relax and alleviate a few of the negative effects in your body.

Relax your mind with deep breathing

Meditation is great method to achieve stress management, which deals read more about the mental in comparison to the physical. This is how the old adage \”Mind Over Body\” kicks in. Meditation permits your mind to relax and concentrate on a single thought and also let others float away to nothing.

The ability of meditation have been used for centuries that began as an offset of pagan religion. Nowadays, many people practice this method for different areas in their lives coping with work, emphasizing your tasks, or simply to relax your mind to remain in balance.

This is often quite hard initially but can be improved upon through practice. To start, try to look for a quiet spot where you will have the least amount of distraction. You will want to relax your body from the toes to your mind. When you feel large then you are already peaceful (this will change to the light feeling when practiced often), you can now focus on your mind.

Try to concentrate on a single thought or imagine an inanimate object. You might notice that you will be distracted simply by stray thoughts in which seeps into your thoughts during the course of the physical exercise. When this happen, make an effort to imagine your a watching movie. Observe these thoughts as though it was nothing as well as let it drift off to the next one. After a while, every one of these stray scenes will certainly cease then you have attained meditation.

Seek specialist help

A psychiatrist can be quite a great help in times stress. The expert will help you accept your problems and in turn find possible solutions without having letting fear as well as worry seep into your mind. They can assist find the trouble locations and help the arrive at solutions you could possibly be hard-pressed to realize all on your own.

Dealing with stress can be stress in itself. However with a relaxed mind and the proper methods, you could take control of your life and not let stress control you.

Comments: 35

  1. Steven May 10, 2013 at 12:03 pm Reply

    Hi there.

    Our classroom task is to make a 15 min. video presentation that will tackle stress management among college students.

    Do you have any suggestions on how we can make it as creative yet as informative as possible? Please elaborate.

    THANKS SO MUCH!!

  2. Reginia June 15, 2013 at 6:28 pm Reply

    I know they can concentrate better in exams and focus more on their school work. They will be in better health, etc. But what else?? pertaining to their school life/ work, relationships, family life..etc.

    Thanks:)
    (in other words..the benefits of stress management(teens))

  3. Vergie June 22, 2013 at 5:18 am Reply

    I have been invited to do sample teaching presentation to be considered for a Faculty position in the Health Science field. I thought about doing a presentation on Stress Management but I’m not sure if this is appropriate. This suppose to be presented as if it’s to actual students in a classroom setting. Do you this a presentation on Stress Management will be appropriate or do you suggest something else? I am open to all suggestions and opinions!! THANKS

  4. Cleopatra July 16, 2013 at 8:15 am Reply

    I am going to give a lecture / power point speech on stress management. an some one tell me some of the live examples of stress in life and their remedies.

  5. Kassandra July 23, 2013 at 4:56 pm Reply

    Hi, I am looking for some stress management exercises which I can do in office.

    Something subtle can be good. I do not want my colleagues to know I am not effective
    and stressed up.

    Any idea?

  6. Willard August 10, 2013 at 12:43 pm Reply

    One of my friends in my unit is about to go see a mental health professional at behavioral health for “abnormal stress reactions”. The guy gets stressed out somewhat easily and it has sometimes had an effect on his job performance. However, he does try hard and can usually get the job done. However, his stress management issues have led the CO to send him to mental health. He is worried that he might get discharged or barred from deployment. What are the chances of this happpening?

  7. Elmira September 9, 2013 at 11:20 pm Reply

    Explain why you feel that it is important to be aware of the connection between time and stress management.

  8. Royce September 25, 2013 at 8:08 pm Reply

    I need to do a presentation about Biofeedback as a stress management technique to my A level PE class. It would be very helpful if there was a way I could do some simple biofeedback techniques with them to demonstrate how it is done, but I am not sure how I could do this without expensive equipment etc. Any ideas would be very welcome, thank you.

  9. Micah October 1, 2013 at 9:15 am Reply

    Hey(: So I’m in high school and I was wondering what are a few stress management tips/techniques I can use? Were learning stress symptoms and management in my child development, and we have to come up with some techniques 🙂 Thanks.

  10. Rosa October 6, 2013 at 2:24 pm Reply

    I have developed some not exactly healthy methods to deal with stress, including smoking. I mention it because needing to have a smoke is one of the biggest indicator I’m under too much stress.
    Work, money, eating right, difficult people, traffic, things breaking down around the house, negative news, etc…
    I don’t necessarily want to be able to handle more stress.
    I’ve started a journal where I have noted the things that I find stressful, and have rated them according to how stressful they are and how much control I have over them.
    I am open to any answers, even pollyanna & (non-fundie) religious ones.
    I’m looking for advice on what the path towards better stress management really entails. Any good books you could suggest, too.
    Thank you in advance.

  11. Willie October 10, 2013 at 8:35 am Reply

    How did improve the heatlh/stress management and how is it useful?

  12. Ariel October 20, 2013 at 2:57 pm Reply

    I feel honestly like I’m gonna have to hit the wall or something!
    I have been on stress management courses, and learned all about how I should be dealing with this but grrrrr! what if it’s not me but the people stressing me out that have the problem?

  13. Kip November 14, 2013 at 2:05 pm Reply

    I have been invited to do sample teaching presentation to be considered for a Faculty position in the Health Science field. I thought about doing a presentation on Stress Management but I’m not sure if this is appropriate. This suppose to be presented as if it’s to actual students in a classroom setting. Do you this a presentation on Stress Management will be appropriate or do you suggest something else? I am open to all suggestions and opinions!! THANKS

  14. Rodger December 16, 2013 at 11:42 pm Reply

    I’m trying to create a stress management club at my college and while filling out the paperwork for it they asked me what to name it. I have no clue but I don’t just want to go with, “Stress Management 101” or something like that. -_- Any help? Serious answers only please. Thanks!

  15. Benedict December 23, 2013 at 4:31 am Reply

    Please describe the health and wellness benefits of yoga/pilates and their contribution to stress management? PLEASE HELP ME

  16. Marcia December 23, 2013 at 6:42 am Reply

    When stress management tactics do not work for me and the Government is forcing me to work and I cannot deal with the stress of working and welfare will not support me. And I cannot get disability

  17. Carla January 6, 2014 at 3:21 am Reply

    I think it’s pretty important for stress management if you’re really involved with politics.
    I guess the next question would be “do you actually take them seriously?”
    To be fair, HuffPo does have some good conservative writers.

  18. Robert February 2, 2014 at 6:58 am Reply

    3 Good Points. Thanks

  19. Raymond February 5, 2014 at 1:50 pm Reply

    Please identify the importance of stress management skills and where breathing exercises fit into stress management.

  20. Omer February 21, 2014 at 1:38 am Reply

    Ok so I take the smallest problem and make it so big. My birthday is coming up in a month and last year i totally ruined it cuz i was too stressed. I take something that i cant really do any thing about and make a wrorst scenario out of it…its so bad. I need to learn to take things as they come. I’ve been trying to continuously say things to myslef but i cant it just keeps reminding me when im not even thining of it…plz help!

  21. Will February 21, 2014 at 2:46 pm Reply

    I need a catchy title about Stress Management for our project in Health class and I can’t think of any catchy ones.. Mind if any of you suggest me some?

  22. Gary February 22, 2014 at 4:04 am Reply

    My husband has had alot of stress lately, and is on the lookout for a good book on stress management. Any suggestions?

  23. Adolph February 22, 2014 at 5:21 am Reply

    A professor was giving a lecture to his student on stress management.

    He began his class by holding up a glass with some water in it. He held it up for all to see & asked the students: “How much do you think this glass weighs?”

    “50gms!” …. “100gms!” …..”125gms” ..the students answered.

    “I really don’t know unless I weigh it,” said the professor, “but, my question is: What would happen if I held it up like this for a few minutes?”

    “Nothing” …..the students said.

    “Ok what would happen if I held it up like this for an hour?”, the professor asked.

    “Your arm would begin to ache”, said one of the student.

    “You’re right, now what would happen if I held it for a day?”

    “Your arm could go numb, you might have severe muscle stress & paralysis and have to go to hospital for sure!”, ventured another student and all the students laughed.

    “Very good. But during all this, did the weight of the glass change?”, asked the professor.

    “No” was the answer.

    “Then what caused the arm ache and the muscle stress?”

    The students were puzzled.

    “What should I do now to come out of pain?”, asked professor again.

    “Put the glass down!”, said one of the students.

    “Exactly!”, said the professor.

    Life’s problems are something like this:
    Hold it for a few minutes in your head and they seem okay.
    Think of them for a long time, and they begin to ache.
    Hold it even longer, and they begin to paralyze you.

    It’s important to think of the challenges or problems in your life, but EVEN MORE IMPORTANT is to “PUT THEM DOWN” at the end of every day before you go to sleep.

    That way, you are not stressed, you wake up every day fresh and strong, and can handle any issue, any new challenges that comes your way!
    i know it not a jokes…but though of sharing it n nt sure where to put it under

  24. Casey February 22, 2014 at 5:21 am Reply

    I am working 2 jobs now, both of which involve alot of physical work
    (in other words minimal sitting at a computer, lots of being on my feet carrying heavy stuff around or helping a customer)
    They are good jobs, but between them I only get one day off, sometimes none at all
    and I’m used to a nice even M-F with the weekends off. Now my “weekend” is in the middle of the week
    and I’m also physically exhausted from early morning and long days.
    I feel like my freedom is gone.
    I feel depressed at times, especially when there’s still a long week ahead.
    is there a good book for a 20-something who’s working too hard
    and needs advice on how to relax, be optimistic, and make time for important stuff
    like her fiancee and her various responsibilities?
    thanks!

  25. Tiffanie February 22, 2014 at 5:33 am Reply

    Even though Summer is here, my Summer sucks still. I work 9 to 5 Monday to Friday. How can I get time to make new friends this Summer in South New Jersey and make new friends to have group so I can out there on trips and enjoy Summer Fun? How do I have time to Read a book, Tae Bo exercises, stretching exercises, Guitar Practice, Creative Writing I want to try, Summer Fun, and other stuff?

  26. Fabian February 22, 2014 at 5:57 am Reply

    Okay I’ve been really really stressed lately…. what are good ways to release stress?

  27. Les February 25, 2014 at 12:14 pm Reply

    I am doing my occupational therapy internship in a mental health facility. Does anyone have any ideas for stress management techniques?

  28. Nola February 25, 2014 at 12:15 pm Reply

    i am in a stressful situation.Please help me and tell me how to get rid of stress

  29. Dong March 1, 2014 at 6:27 am Reply

    Like most people, i have a stressful life. Im pretty good at coping but not here lately. Im thinking about asking my doctor about some meds to manage the stress, what has worked best for you? i dont want to be a zombie & stoned all the time. Help…

  30. Guadalupe March 7, 2014 at 4:59 pm Reply

    I need to design a game or some sort of activity that can demonstrate and help the class understand stress management.
    Thanks Matthew

  31. Brady March 7, 2014 at 11:49 pm Reply

    howdo u reduce stress? thanks

  32. Raymonde March 7, 2014 at 11:49 pm Reply

    I’m 16, a guy done with puberty and all of that. Recently this week I have been getting very stressed over little things. I haven’t had a problem with stress for months, not since maybe november. Anyway, a few weeks ago I noticed that I began to gain a lot of weight. I’m not sure what is causing all of it, it’s not puberty, all the tests confirm i’ve been done for well over a year btw. But I read today that stress causes weight gain, only thing is the weight gain started about two weeks before the stress. I haven’t eaten any differently (actually i’ve been eating healthier) so I can’t just not be taking care of myself. I’m not really sure what’s up, but I’ve been watching what I eat and all that stuff and I’ve never had to do that before. I truly think that the stress and weight gain are somewhat related, but to the extent I’m not sure.

    Whats going on

  33. Bianca March 10, 2014 at 8:02 pm Reply

    Can anyone recommend a CD, tape or book on reducing stress and anxiety? There is so much available at my library that I don’t know where to start.

  34. Joey April 1, 2014 at 5:12 pm Reply

    My older sister is a fantastic person but when it comes to dealing with stress she just can’t handle it. She has a tendency to freak out and lash out on other people when put in pressuring situations. Way after the fact she sometimes apologizes. But I feel like she gets way too freaked out over minor issues

    (One of many) Example: We were at a bookstore and she couldn’t decide what book she wanted (she had a limit) she ended up getting angry my mom and I and then breaking down crying later when we left the store. In the end she left with no books at all.

    This is a frequent problem and I have offered therapy up as a solution more than once. However my sister is an extremely prideful person and prefers to deal with her own issues herself. I know I can’t force someone who doesn’t want help.

    I’m at loss of what to do. Is there anything I can do to help my sister with this? And what do you suggest I can do about it to deal with it? (Because it gets to me)

  35. Dominick May 19, 2014 at 3:04 pm Reply

    I think I’ve been having some sort of panic attacks lately. I’ve recently given up smoking, but I guess the withdrawals, along with some personal stress, has caused me to be panic-sticken. I don’t really have the time or money for a massage or whatnot. I was just wondering if there is some kind of vitamins or homeopathic remedies I can take that can help me reduce my body’s reaction to stress. I’m going to the doctor on Friday, but in the meantime, can someone suggest something? I am just so tired of being stressed out.
    LOL… It was cigarettes. Weed isn’t exactly legal here.

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