When it comes to managing stress more effectively, we can always rely on a couple of unconventional methods that help do just that.
Canadians that regularly experience stress should make it a priority to manage it more effectively. Seeing as everyone knows what’s it like being stressed, especially Moms, we must find ways to prevent it from becoming a bigger issue.
So with all that said, here are our 8 unconventional methods to managing the right way.
Be Aware Of It
A good way to beat stress is to be totally aware of its existence. People lose control quite easily when they aren’t aware of the many causes. But there is always a trigger for our stress. If you want to beat it, then Canadians need to be aware of what exactly being stressed feels like. There are two sides to this. There is the emotional and physical side.
When you’re aware of the emotional and physical triggers, you’re making it much easier to effectively manage it. You can also keep a stress journal and write in it every time you’re in stressful situations and how you’ve managed to solve them.
Looking back on it you’ll have a much easier time analyzing exactly what methods and interventions you’ve taken to solve each particular situation.
Try Massaging Your Ears
Plenty of Canadians are looking for quick and effective ways to manage stress. But considering that we’re also looking at unconventional ways, this one can really give you a helping hand.
Our ears can serve a very unique role in how effectively we manage stress. More so, it takes only a couple of minutes of your time to try this. Whenever you’re under a lot of stress, massaging the ears might just be what you need to calm yourself down.
What you’ll need to do is gently rub your earlobes with your thumb. You can also try and squeeze your ears. But why do we do this? The science says that our ears have reflex points that, whenever we touch them, relax certain parts of our body.
As a matter of fact, plenty of stress-management exercises involve ear massaging.
Listen To Music
Stressful situations are as random as anything ever could be. No one can predict whether or not your boss has a terrible day and decides to take it out on you. This is a textbook example of a stressful situation.
And when one such situation occurs, plugging in your earbuds is the easiest thing to do. Music, and especially the calming type, has a particularly positive effect on us. Music can be so good that it can lower our blood pressure and reduce the stress hormone, cortisol.
The choice of music is down to you, but we recommend listening to ocean and nature sounds. Don’t think of it as something cheesy as specific sounds can have very calming effects on us.
Take CBD Oil
When it comes to the most unconventional method of managing stress and anxiety more effectively, there is no better than cannabidiol. Plenty of Canadians are aware of the benefits of CBD. But did you know that CBD can reduce stress?
The CBD market in Canada is full of all kinds of products that you can take for this specific reason. From full spectrum CBD oil tinctures to gummy bears, there will always be something to satisfy your taste.
But how does CBD help reduce stress? Well, it’s all thanks to the endocannabinoid system (ECS). This system is responsible for responding to stress, appetite, sleep, pain, and more. By taking a few drops of CBD oil, you reduce your stress response, anxiety, and depression.
CBD also impacts the many factors that put us in that situation. For example, plenty of people describe anxiety as the biggest cause of stress. CBD has anti-anxiety effects, which can be easily described as essential for some people.
Be In Nature
Nature inherently triggers feelings of positivity. That’s why parks are essential for big cities and urban areas. Whenever in a stressful situation, take the time and go to a nearby park to calm down.
A simple 10-minute walk can have a very positive effect and aid your stress-management efforts.
Talk To A Friend
What are friends for if not for listening to our problems? And in many cases, our problems are exactly what causes stress. Are you feeling stressed because of a late assignment? Then why not call your friend for some advice or to simply talk it out.
Having someone that you can trust and say anything to is essential for a healthy lifestyle. It’s no good keeping it all bottled up inside; you will eventually burst.
Laugh It Off
You’d be surprised to find out exactly how much good comes from laughing. Laughing releases endorphins, which are essential for improving your mood. They say that a day spent without laughter is a day wasted. And they’re certainly right as endorphins decrease cortisol and adrenaline.
So that’s why Canadians should practice laughing techniques whenever feeling stressed. If you can’t be bothered with that, then why not go on YouTube and watch classics like Monty Python, Charlie Chaplin, or Benny Hill.
It’s safe to say that not every stressful situation has an actual cause. Sometimes we worry too much about what might happen in the future. This is actually quite often the case with many Canadians. The uncertainty of what might come the day after tomorrow is a big cause for concern for many people.
But why worry about unknown things that might never happen? Human psychology is a funny thing. It can make us anxious and depressed without any reason. So that’s why Canadians should simply stop worrying and focus on the important things. Many recommend confronting these crazy and worrying thoughts and simply silence them.
Stress is inescapable. Everyone has experienced it and everyone will continue to experience it. But finding ways how to manage it more successfully will ultimately benefit you.
If you have a hard time doing that, come back to these 8 tips and remember that everything is manageable.