Dealing with Stress

We all get stressed out in life from time to time. I know I do. As a person that is strung a little higher than most, I deal with stress a lot in my day-to-day life. 

Dealing with things at work, finances, house hold chores, family & relationships - STRESS! 

Stress can cause some pretty serious health issues, so it's really important for your health to be able to deal with those things that upset you quickly.

If you want to try naturally ways to relieve stress as a first step to getting back to a healthier, happier you, here are a couple things I do when I'm stressed and need to relax & calm my nerves a bit (and no, I didn't list wine or beer as a way to cope! They may be a quick fix, but once that buzz is gone your stress comes back! They're also not a healthy way to dealing with stress.).

Hot Bath
When I'm SUPER stressed out I like to take a super hot bath. I find about 20 minutes in hot bubbly baths make me feel 85% calmer than before I got in. 

Positive Affirmations
You MUST tell yourself that things will be okay. All troubles can be fixed, yes they may take time and seem very distant, but you have to keep reminding yourself that YOU can get through it, you CAN attain your goal and the stress is just silly. 

Making Lists & Goal Setting
If you're stressing over things like finances or some upcoming event, etc., you can always do what I do, create a plan of action or steps to attain what you want and end the stress. Sometimes seeing what you need to do written down on paper, to truly visualize what you need to do, makes it seem so much more attainable. Even if you have a lot of steps to take, it can be doable.

Deep Breathing & Stretching
Sometimes I just can't sleep because the stress is killing me (this week was one of those weeks for me!) so I slowly take long deep breaths and I do a few simple yoga poses to relax my body and calm down. It does usually help me sleep best when I just relax and let the fears out. 

Now, I'm not saying all your (s)(or mine) troubles will be gone instantly and you're going to feel amazing and stress over nothing, but these simple, little things do help me to ease my stress and allow me to see the bigger picture, that everything will be okay.

How Do you deal with stress or stressful situations? 

Have a great weekend, you guys!

- CarlyBellexo