If we strip it down to the basics, it is fair to say that life is pretty stressful, be it money, family, relationships or job problems, we are presented with stress on a daily basis. There is no way of removing stress form our lives, it exists and there is little that we can do it about it. The way in which we can live a life which has far less stress in it then, is not to worry about reducing how much stress we are exposed to, but learning to absorb the stress and deal with it in the right way so that it does not consume us entirely.
Splankna is a Christian based therapy which seeks to control and organize your body’s natural functions and energies to help you to feel better. This therapeutic technique involves small and careful movements of the body which help to allow the blood, oxygen and muscles in the body to work to the best of their abilities. This is a technique which can help to give you more energy and give leave you with better mechanisms to cope with stress.
Meditation is not exclusively for Tibetan monks who are seeking to find inner peace, it is something which just about anyone can do and it can help to significantly reduce your stress levels. If you have not meditated before then it is relatively easy to do and it just requires some practice in order to get the most out of it. Start off with just 15 minutes a day, find a quiet space and sit comfortably, close your eyes and take some deep breaths. As you breath, the idea is to focus solely on the body, don’t let your mind wander. Once you start meditating on a regular basis, you will find that it is much easier to organize your thoughts and deal better with the stresses of life.
The importance of getting enough hours of sleep should not be underestimated and you should be having between 7 to 9 hours of sleep every night. When you sleep, you give your brain the chance to rest and recuperate and to process the vast amount of data which it takes in each day. If you fail to give your brain the time to do this then you can find yourself becoming easily frustrated during the day when stressful situations present themselves to you. In order to get a better sleep and help in your fight against stress, you should try to get stuck into a routine, go to bed at the same time each night and wake up at the same time each morning. If you have difficulty sleeping then try to avoid sugary or high energy foods and drinks before you sleep and cut down on TV and tech in the hour before bed so as to let your brain begin to relax.
Stress doesn’t have to be a problem, follow these tips and lower those levels!