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Top Three Chronic Stress Management Strategies That Really Work

<br/> <br/> <br/>Putting the reins on chronic stress takes time and serious effort. It can be successfully dealt with, but you will have to face it honestly and form a plan. People are often reluctant to let go of their stress because it's familiar to them.<br/><br/>That may sound unusual, but it's your mind that will act to sabotage your actions.<br/><br/>If you sit at a desk for most of the day at your job, then take quick meditation breaks. Sometimes your job will not provide you with the privacy necessary to do this regularly, so it might not be a viable option. You could even go outside or sit in your car during a break and meditate. It can be done without going into the lotus position. In fact, you can sit there and meditate just as easily. If you wear a tie at work, you can loosen that. It's also recommended that you wear loose clothing and sit quietly. Breathing from your belly is something you want to focus on, plus you want to close your eyes. You should not think about your job. You should be thinking about imagery that makes you happy. You might want to think of something natural, like walking next to a stream or a lake. Your body's muscles are all affected by chronic stress. The muscles in your back are particularly sensitive to stress, and this can cause you quite a bit of pain. If you're experiencing back pain due to stress, going to a chiropractor might be the solution. Chiropractic and other types of body work can help to realign your spine and help you improve your posture. Yet if you're seeing a doctor for any issues or taking any type of medication, it's best to ask if it's appropriate for you to see a chiropractor. Once you're ready to find a chiropractor, you should seek a personal recommendation if possible. Friends who have seen a chiropractor and are happy with the results are the best referrals.<br/><br/>All of us form both healthy and unhealthy habits. Unhealthy habits are able to form right under our noses. We are not even aware that they are there, which, actually, makes them even worse. People sometimes develop unhealthy habits like eating junk food while watching TV. It could happen for five or 10 years before they notice how bad things have gotten. Once you realize what is happening, you need to make choices that will benefit you a.k.a. kick the habit. You need to do something that does not involve sitting around. You need to get active, and do something other than watch TV. Action is always best, but replacing TV with good books or painting or anything positive like that is much better. The best thing you can do is try several different activities, and see if your chronic stress can be managed with something other than the unhealthy routines you are currently perpetuating. <br/><br/>In conclusion, you need to exert some amount of effort when learning how to control chronic stress in your life. The goal is to find something that you really like to do, and activity that takes your mind off of your daily stress. When you are able to do things that you enjoy, you will stay focused on what you need to do. You will be inspired as you make small successes, which will keep you going in the right direction.

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