Stop Your Stressin’! 6 Stress Reduction Techniques That Work

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STRESS!!! We all feel it right? It seems to all come at once too! If you know what I mean, leave me a “hell yeah” in the comment box below. I mean if it’s not the bills, the job, THE BOSS, the kids, the chores, the auto problems, the school projects, the classes, the pet, homework, TRAFFIC, IT’S SOMETHING ELSE. BOOO!

It’s everywhere. Trust me, you aren’t the only one that feels it. We ALL have stressful situations in our lives. Even those who you would think have the least stress, yep, they have stress too. Stress is a major contributor to health issues we face. From the common cold to heart disease to DEATH, stress is a big perpetrator.

As a matter of fact here is a list of things known to be caused by stress (not stress only by the way). Any of these hit close to home:

  • Gastro-intestinal problems (Nausea, Diarrhea, IBS, Spastic Colon, Indigestion)
  • Colds and Sinus Infections
  • Vaginal Yeast Infections and Bladder Infections
  • Hypertension, Heart Disease, Asthma
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Substance Abuse in people with Addictive/Compulsive Disorders

Because of all the health issues that come along with stress, it is extremely Stress-Reduction-Kit-Print-for-WORK_o_30084important to learn how to recognize and address the stress you are having. The prevention of a stressful situation is the absolute best thing you can do, but that’s almost laughable just to type! Stressful situations arise at a moments notice and can almost never be prevented. However, learning to deal with those stressful situations and to get out of them quickly will serve you well. So let’s get started shall we?

Fondling Breasts-I read not too long ago that fondling a woman’s breast can lessen stress. I don’t know how true that is for most, but it does for me! I don’t think my wife buys it, but she’s a good sport nonetheless! 🙂 On a side note, I found these online and thought I should include them for any of you that want to give the boob-fondling a go when you get stressed.

If it works, be sure to comment back and let the readers know! FOR YOUR INFORMATION-Fondling breasts has been linked reducing breast cancer cell proliferation. See this article here. IDK.

Hitting the Gym-After a long stressful day go pump some iron. Or, if you prefer, do some cardio or yoga. I find this extremely helpful because when I get in the gym, I turn my mind off. I focus on the task at hand, which is GAINZ. When I leave the gym, I’m in a better mood, I’m more relaxed AND I sleep better. (By the way, if you have a difficult time sleeping at night, workout in the evening and it will help).

Meditation-Meditation has long been touted as a powerful stress-reduction technique. I sometimes will start my morning in a meditative state. It really sets the pace for the rest of the day which, as mentioned above I’d rather stay away from stressful mornings.

Tunes-They say that music soothes the savage beast. In the case of stress, it certainly does. These days, with the introduction of Pandora, Spotify, and even Amazon Prime Music (awesome!), you can pretty much listen to whatever you want. So, when you get stressed out, put on the ear buds and chillax with some of your favorite de-stressing music. It works!

LOL!-They say that laughter is the best medicine. Speaking of the above music apps, you have your own stand up comedian in your pocket! My favorite is Jim Gaffigan. I find when I am super-stressed out and I cannot get to a gym, and maybe I’m in my car and meditation is out, I turn on some Jim Gaffigan and I let him take it all away. Never heard of him? Check out this YouTube video! You will be ROLLING!

Horizontal Mambo-Yes, I mean S E X (with your spouse that is). This is last, but certainly not least. photogallery_managing_stress_and_afib_10_fullSex is linked to all sorts of health benefits actually. Guys, this list is for you! Having sex releases the feel-good hormone, serotonin, that not only makes you feel good, but relaxes you afterward.

So, I hoped this little list helped you all. Stress really is no laughing matter. Not only can it affect you but can impact those around you. Plus, you don’t want to be that person that everybody hates to be around. AND, if you foresee an upcoming stressful situation, prepare for it in advance so it doesn’t hit so hard. They say that “fortune favors the prepared mind.”

Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day to read this blog. I hoped you enjoyed it. If so, please like, comment and share it. I’d like to help and reach as many people as I can. THANKS!

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