There are a gazillion suggestions for reducing stress, bu tin my opinion, the following have worked the best for me in reducing sensitivity to stress. Try them on for size. They may work for you too!
1. Prioritize your activities (work, family, and personal time) and don't overdo in any one area. Learn to set SMART goals.
2. If people criticize you realize they are criticizing their perception of you, not the whole, real you. don't believe everything you hear. Once you don't believe you'll find it easier not to react. Result? Less stress.
3. Drink no less than 4 and no more than 10 glasses (8 ounces each) of pure water each day, unless it is very hot outside. Then, drink 2-3 more glasses. Caffeine is dehydrating, so for every cup of caffeinated coffee or tea you drink, drink an additional cup of water.
4. Eat fresh veggies and fruit every single day.
5. Avoid caffeine, nicotine and any other stimulants.
6. Every single day, pick either to walk or swim or do Yoga, Tai Chi, or Qi Gong.
7. Meditate, chant or pray a prayer of thankfulness.
8. Take deep breaths as often as you can think to do so, or when you feel tense.
9. If you have a partner, family or a pet, give lots and lots of love, hugs, and pats.
10. Go to bed and get up at the same time every day. This balances your sleep and wake cycle and helps to keep stress hormones under control.
About the Author
Mari Joanne' Dionne is an AADP Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner of Natural Healing, NLP Certified Life Coach, and Highly Sensitive Person. Read more...
Old World Forgotten Health Terms
Fish-Whole ~ as sound as a fish or healthy
Accoucheur ~ a male mid-wife
Kingsevil ~ a disease or swelling of the cervical lymph nodes
Valitudinary ~ subject to sickness; crazy
Chime-Child ~ a child born on Sunday who was immune to witchcraft, could see ghosts, and was a natural healer
Periblepsis ~ a delirious stare of the eyes
Wormland ~ a churchyard
Green-Sickness ~ a disease incident to virgins; sickly paleness, with green tint of complexion
Tissek or Tissicky Cough ~ a tickling faint cough
Multiplying Medicine ~ an elixer of the alchemists, used in making and multiplying gold
Peat-Reek-Whisky ~ highland whiskey, distilled over peat fires
Belly-Brussen ~ a distended stomach or having a protuberant stomach
Oint ~ to smear with an unctuous substance (usually having to do with painting or disguising something)
Farbed-Up ~ confused
Nyctobasis ~ Somnambulism; to walk in one's sleep
Roozles ~ wretchedness of mind and body
Coolth ~ coolness (opposite of warmth)
Pharmacopolist ~ an apothecary
Laver ~ to wash (before dinner)
Gothicism ~ to be rude or rudeness
Desuetude ~ lack of use
Splay the Bream ~ to cut up that fish
Doctor of Skill ~ a physician
Pimpish ~ dainty in the matter of food (taking in small quantities)
Dendranthoplology ~ the theory that man sprang from trees
Fash ~ care, trouble, anxiety, as in "do not fash yerself."
Satisfy Colon ~ to satisfy one's hunger
Neurasthenia ~ debility or impairment of the nerves
Trollibags ~ the intestines
Cothish ~ faint, sickly, ailing
Fogo ~ a disagreeable stink or smell
With Squirrel ~ pregnant
Pottinger ~ a cook, apothecary, druggist (Scotland)
Pomster ~ a quack doctor; to treat illness without knowledge or skill
Bleflummery ~ vain imaginings
Venefice ~ a practice of poisoning
Weaponsalve ~ a salve that was supposed to cure the wound by applying it to the weapon that caused it
Overset ~ to recover from mental shock
Fordolked ~ wounded
Witchify ~ to bewitch
Wamblecropped ~ humiliated
Naufrage ~ shipwreck
Peffle ~ in a nervous state
Measondue ~ a hospital or poor house
Dead-Nip ~ a blue mark on the body not caused by an injury or any known cause...sometimes called a witch's nip
Sadly On ~ expressing that a person is ill or in a bad way
Whirligigs or Tallywags ~ testicles
Betwattled ~ to be surprised, confounded, out of one’s senses
Blind Cupid ~ the backside
Bone Box ~ the mouth
Dicked in the Nob ~ silly, crazed
Head Rails ~ teeth
Hickey ~ tipsy, hiccupping
Knowledge box ~ a term for the head