Both 2020 and 2021 (so far) seem to have overwhelmed so many of us, myself included. These years have been filled with stress, worry, anxiety, and depression for a lot of people and because of that, I have wracked my brain to come up with ways to lower stress levels – for myself, and hopefully for others, too. While none of these tips will 100% cure all of your issues, I do hope that they can help lower your stress levels to a point where you can actually enjoy life again, instead of just being so focused on the negatives. Here are a few simple ways to lower your stress levels:
Stop focusing on the stress
While avoiding the underlying problems that are causing your stress levels to rise is never a good thing, sometimes you just need an extra step to get in your good mood. Think about what you can do to take your mind to a better place. Maybe it is something you love – eating chocolate chip cookies, taking a bubble bath, or watching your favorite movie. Or, maybe it is something that makes you concentrate on that thing alone and not your bad mood – workouts are great for this because you are so focused on lifting that weight, or running that extra mile. Or, maybe it’s just getting in bed, reading a book, and calling it a day. That is always a winner in my book and you can start tomorrow on a better foot.
Put down your phone
Did you know that our current technology has been directly correlated to depression and anxiety? For example, a study of 82 young adults found that the more they used Facebook, the more their life satisfaction levels declined. In my opinion, this is because people are on social media comparing themselves to others. Taking a digital detox can be very helpful when it comes to reducing stress and improving our overall satisfaction with life. Putting down our phones and other technology can help us enjoy the pleasures of life, live in the moment, and really connect with the people around us. This can definitely help when it comes to stress reduction!
Write Down The Positives
When you are in a bad mood and stressed out, you stay that way because you are so focused on the negatives. Get out of your head and make yourself focus on the positives, instead. I know this is hard, but try your best to think of everything good in your life. What is something that made you happy yesterday, or even last week? Do you have any animals or family members that make you happy? What is your favorite memory from the past year? Have you taken any amazing vacations in the past few months? What about even earlier in the day – did anything good happen? Really give yourself a chance to point out the positive, happy things in your life. It can really help! If you know this won’t help you, then maybe you can twist this up a little bit. First, write out what is making you upset. Sometimes getting it out there can help clear the air. It’s okay to cry, too. Sometimes that’s what you need – just to get it all out. Then, write how you are going to fix the situation. How can you try to make it better? After you write that down, you can begin your happy list. Write down things that make you smile, no matter what it is. Thinking about happy things is a definite way to make you feel happier, even on your worst days.
Have you ever considered hypnosis in the past or currently? If you haven’t before, start considering it now, because it works for a lot of people…but you need to find a great hypnotist, such as Pure Hypnosis | Sean Wheeler. Sean Wheeler is well known, professional, and has tons of great reviews. He provides hypnotherapy for a broken heart, hypnotherapy for smoking, hypnotherapy for weight loss, and so much more. When it comes to stress, anxiety, and fears specifically, he has a lot of experience. He says: “Whether you’ve been suffering from a fear your entire life or have developed it more recently, you can be free of it in just a few sessions. The fear response may be triggered by your environment, but the feeling is created in the mind. Sean uses various techniques to help you change the way you think so that you’re able to remain calm and resourceful, even when directly confronted by the feared object or situation (airplane, elevator, etc.) Here are some of the more common fears Sean works with regularly:
- Fear of flying
- Public speaking
- Fear of heights
- Panic attacks
- Fear of driving
- Fear of death
- Fear of insects
- Fear of snakes
- Fear of dogs/cats
There are many other less-common fears he’s worked with as well. So even if yours is very unusual, Sean can help.”
Sean uses proven techniques to help solve your problems not only quickly, but also permanently. After being in practice nearly two decades, he has performed more than 13,000 sessions with more than 3,000 clients. This has led him to become the best-known and best-reviewed hypnotherapist in Atlanta. Go to Google and you can see for yourself since he has over 100 5-star reviews (on Google alone). If you schedule an appointment with Pure Hypnosis, you are guaranteed to be in great hands.
I’m a Gramma to a beautiful, funny, smart little girl who was born in July of 2014. She’s the joy of my family and I’m so very proud to be a gramma (an alternate spelling for grandma)! I am a coffee, music, movie and outdoor lover! My family and I love picnics, festivals and concerts. Spending time with my family is the best part of my life. I love my job as well! Blogging and product reviewing has given my family and I a lot and I have also learned a lot and made a lot of friends.