Managing Stress is the whole reason you are here on this site. You have read all the information about what stress is and how damaging it can be for your health and now you just want to get on with reducing its effects and reclaiming your life back.
The following pages will give you the tools to do just that. They cover various different ways for managing stress; the trick is to find the one that works for you. Take your time; think about your lifestyle and how you can make changes which will help in stress reduction.
Then decide which of the following stress busters will be able to help you in your mission for a less stressed and more relaxed life.
There are many ways people may think help with stress, such as turning to alcohol or drugs, but it is important to remember that these things are no solution to stress at all, and will only add to it in time. The ideas below are proven, and are ways that actually help to relieve stress, rather than attempt bury it.
The following are in no particular order, work through them for your best stress solution.
If you find that stress is causing you sleep problems and that you are constantly tired, then finding ways to help you relax and get a better night sleep is essential. There are many things you can do to make sure that you are refreshed and ready to take on a new day when you wake up. Take a look and see if any of them will benefit you.
The Sunrise Alarm Clock - Wake up naturally and refreshed.
Sound Oasis Therapy System - Natures sounds to lull you to sleep and relieve stress.
Snoozer Pillow - A full body pillow for a great nights sleep.
If you feel that you need to increase the amount of exercise in your life but would like to do one which not only strengthen your body but will help to promote relaxation as well, then either of these may be what you are looking for.
Discover more about Yoga and Tai chi.
Yoga Accessories - Calm the mind and strengthen the body with Yoga
Tai Chi DVD - Easy Tai Chi lessons for everyone and stress relief
Supplements have been used for managing stress for quite some time and have proved to be very successful for many people. I myself use several to help me cope with the stresses and strains in my own life.
The following page lists a range of different ones available which you too may find useful.
Herbal Remedies For Anxiety
L-Theanine - Known as natures Valium
Sound is often one of the senses which is forgotten about when it comes to helping with stress reduction and relaxation. However calming and peaceful sounds can have a powerful affect on your mood.
Discover some products which can help you unwind at the end of a stressful day by simply sitting back and listening.
Tabletop Fountains - Soothing and relaxing
Bean bag furniture
Relaxation Music - Music designed specifically to target stress and promote calm
Light And Sound Machines - Mind machines for relaxation
Workplace stress is cited as one of the major causes of every day stress and anxiety. Unfortunately unless you are able to change jobs, often the only way to cope is to find ways which will help relive stress during your day.
Luckily there are stress toys especially designed for workplace stress which enable you to take time out and express some of that pent up energy and frustration. They are great for the home too.
Stress Toys - For home or desk just for the little break to unwind
Discovering just how stressed you are and how your body is registering that stress is essential if you want to learn how to control your response to stress and lower your response to it. Knowing when you need to stop and take some time out to relax is what biofeedback is all about.
You no longer have to visit a specialist to find out how stressed you are, as biofeedback products are now available to everyone. Find out more about biofeedback products here.
Portable Biofeedback systems - The Emwave and Stresseraser devices to help with managing stress by learning to control your nervous system and heart rate.
Total biofeedback systems - Training programs for total relaxation
Who doesn’t enjoy a massage? It relaxes, it gives you time out from your usual duties, and it is even good for the skin. Combine this with beautiful scents and you have a great stress buster.
Even if you have no one to give you a massage, you can still learn to massage your arms and legs so that you still reap its relaxing benefits.
The oils listed on the next page have been specially formulated to tackle specific symptoms of life’s stresses and strains.
Massage Oils - Special Natural Oils for stress relief and relaxation
Another underused sense is smell, which is definitely an oversight, as it certainly has a positive affect on the brain and therefore your moods and should be used for managing stress.
Aromatherapy oils can be used in many ways and discovering how to use them is not only fun and fascinating but will definitely help to chill you out.
The following oils are great mood lifters and relaxers.
Aromatherapy Oils - Stress busting oils and accessories
Aromatherapy Necklaces - Natural stone amulet oil containers
Although the best way to learn to meditate is to attend a class, this is not always possible for everyone to do. Also people like to learn in different ways.
To help with meditation at home there are cd’s and even light and sound machines which help to relax your mind to a state of perfect calm and peace.
So if you have always wanted to learn how to meditate but just haven’t had the time or inclination to attend a class why not take a look at the following products for inspiration.
Meditation CDs - Guided Meditation Sessions, your own private relaxation coach