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7 Tips to Reduce Stress

Are you always stressed for seemingly no reason? A hectic work life, busy schedule, problems at home or even a major life event, such as moving, can lead to stress. Even when a major catastrophe hasn’t hit home, the little stresses of life seemingly build on each other until you can’t take it anymore.

It’s not good for you to be stressed all the time. Consider these few simple changes to your daily routine to help you reduce your daily stress level. To speak with a Waikiki therapist, call us today at (213) 880-8262. 

Be Aware of Your Tendencies

Being in the now is often less stressful than being stuck in the past or future. We all have tendencies to feel:

  • Worry
  • Anxiety
  • Fear
  • Regret

It’s not fun, but these are tendencies that often don’t relate to the present moment. If you know your tendencies, you can practice avoiding them to reduce stress.

Learn Acceptance

Judging yourself is not going to reduce your stress. The thoughts that lead to worry or your bad tendencies are often present because you cannot accept your thoughts for what they are: thoughts. Once you accept your tendencies, you can move onto our next tip.

Focus on Breathing

Breathing is automatic, but when we focus on our breath, it has a way to naturally put us in a calmer state. Focus on your breath so that you help the logical part of your brain to relax and let go.

If you have problems staying in the present moment, breath is everything.

Question Yourself

The mind has a way of causing you more dismay than you deserve. The thoughts flowing through your head are often fruitless. However, it’s easy to get stuck in the negative mindset and to let these thoughts take control of the present.

Question every thoughts or fear that enters your mind – you’ll find most don’t have any truth to them.

Stay Anchored With Reminders

Sometimes, it’s easy to drift out of the present and not stay anchored – it happens to everyone. When this happens, reminders can be very helpful to stay in the present moment. You can create any reminder you want to stay anchored:

  • Birds chirping.
  • Your dog’s face.
  • A particular color.

The idea is to use these triggers to snap back into the present.

Find Determination

It will take a lot of time to stay in the present moment. The longer you stay in the “now,” the less stress you will experience. But, it takes a lot of willpower and determination.

Know that you will get through these obstacles and reach your goals.

Find determination in taking the appropriate steps to reduce stress one day at a time.

Leverage Your Passion

Everyone has a passion. A passion allows you to let go of yourself and your present mind to finally be free of all thoughts besides the present objective. For some, this is reading and for others, this is engaging in a physical activity. Use these passions to help you to stay in the present moment. Once you master your mindfulness, you can come to understand a greater sense of the present and the greatness of the current moment. 

Waikiki Therapist

Even with good habits, it’s necessary to sometimes have an open space to communicate deeper feelings that may be troubling you. If you are looking for a Waikiki therapist, call East West Therapy today to schedule and appointment at (213) 880-8262.