To much stress can lead to all sorts of health issues, insomnia is just one of them. So learning how to manage it is taking a major step in improving your overall health.
Your first focus should be on your breathing. Done correctly, deep breathing can relax your mind and body, thus reducing tension levels. A few minutes of deep breathing can be done anywhere, and can make a world of difference in how you feel.
Deep breathing should be done by inhaling through your nose and exhaling through your mouth, very slowly. Doing this circulates a fresh supply of oxygen throughout your body, rejuvenating you in many ways.
Another way to reduce stress is to try to sneak in a short ten minute break from work every hour. Do some deep breathing, take a short walk, spend a few minutes in meditation, try some stretching exercises, do something besides work for just a few minutes.
Live in the framework of today. Tonight you can go over tomorrows problems, today is for getting done the things you decided last night were important. One of our best sleep tips for getting rid of those anxious feelings is to write down what's worrying you each night. List those items that can be dealt with the next day, the next month and so on. Then put them away and sleep.
Now it's today, deal with the today list, in order of importance. If it was important it would be on the list, if it's not, leave it alone, you can't do a thing about it today so don't stress it. It's just a basic to do list, and we've been told for many years now that it works, and it does.
Mastering the above techniques of stress management should get you back to feeling better in no time. Add to these the simple practices of good health, you know, plenty of exercise, a good diet and plenty of sleep, and you should be well on your way to a less stressful life.
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