This is a place where you can learn and educate yourself about the various types of managing stress solutions that are available on the market today.
You might wonder why I selected the image above. This is an image of a person walking along a wide long sandy beach that just goes on and on. There is the vast blue sea on that person’s left side with a wonderful blue sky with beautiful mountains on that person’s right hand side.
The reason is simple: That type of image with its various colors can help to manage stress and to relax. Blue is a color that is known to help manage stress. The vastness of the blue ocean and the vast sandy beach and the vast clear blue sky all help.
A Useful Stress Management Technique
If you are in a place where it is safe and secure to close your eyes, I invite you to close your eyes and to bring to your mind a similar image you have seen somewhere. This could be from real life, from a magazine, from the television or from your mind. Just bring that image to your mind for some time.
Smile to yourself. Enjoy that image in your mind for a minute or two or for as long as you are comfortable to do it. Five minutes or ten minutes or whatever. You decide for how long, there is no rule.
When you do this, you will find that your stress goes down a bit and you relax a bit. This helps a bit to help you to manage stress.
If you enjoyed this and I believe most people do, I suggest if you can and if you want to, to do it for a few minutes a few times every day if possible. If you miss any sessions, don’t worry about it. This all helps the feel good chemicals in your brain which in turn helps you.
Just before going to sleep at bedtime might be a time that might work for you.
A bit of Background
Hi there, I am David. I am the founder and owner of this website. I created this website so that I could help people manage their stress. Like a lot of people, I also experience stress and to be honest I also experience anxiety.
Over a period of time, I have learned a lot about stress and anxiety from the common person’s viewpoint and have come across different methods, techniques and ideas on how to manage stress. Some good, some okay and some crap. So I thought I would share with you what I have learned.
Lets Talk Managing Stress
I want to talk about effective ways to manage stress. Personally I do not like a lot of theory and little or no practical stuff. I much prefer to learn about a technique quickly and put that technique into use straight away to see if it helps.
Some ideas like meditation require a regular time commitment and it may take some time to see the benefits of that. I recommend very strongly that you give meditation a decent chance.
The best way to learn meditation if you have a smartphone is to use the Insight Timer App. I wrote a review of the Insight Timer App. I recommend that you use their free version until you are ready for their paid for version. You can stay on the free version for ever.
I get nothing for pointing you to them as they do not have an affiliate program. I know what it is like to experience stress/anxiety and if you experience it too and if this helps you in some way, I would be thrilled and happy for you. Please let me know in the comments below (so I get a Feel Good Factor) if it helped you. This may also help other readers of this blog. Thank you.
I have been doing meditation using the Insight Timer App for over 930 consecutive days in a row and only recently upgraded to the paid version which I am loving.
There are a number of different meditation techniques. I have learned about and practiced a few of them, some I like and some I do not like as much and some I find quite hard to do.
If I had learned the meditation techniques that I find hard or the ones I do not like first, and then stopped doing meditation, I would have lost out in the long run. The meditation techniques that I like are helping me a lot. For me this is a time commitment every day ranging from 3 minutes to just over an hour, depending on what else is on.
Some techniques will naturally fall by the wayside and others will be kept. Some techniques require a regular time element and it is not always possible to spend as much time om those techniques due to other life commitments.
For instance, meditation is a great effective way to manage stress. There are many different meditation techniques out there, and you could spend anywhere from 3 minutes daily doing meditation to hours daily.
Building a 3 minute daily meditation practice is way more achievable than a meditation daily practice of hours. However doing it every day for a short period daily is more effective than doing longer periods most days or so the meditation people tell us.
10 Effective Ways In Managing Stress
- Slowing down – Do not be rushing all the time
- Keeping Calm – Techniques to help you in the heat of things
- Positive Mind-set/Changing Your Mind – Reframing situations so that you reduce stress
- Taking It Easy – So that you are ready for the more serious stuff
- Unplugging – Removing yourself so that you are not available online 24/7
- Enjoying Life/Having Fun – Enjoying fun activities is a great way to reduce stress for sure
- Breathing/Sleeping – Letting out a loud sigh when breathing out signals to your body to relax and getting the correct amounts of high quality sleep is a major preventive activity
- Relaxing – Practicing relaxation techniques is another great way to manage stress
- Outside Activities – Going for a decent walk on a regular basis in a natural safe and secure environment
- Meditation – Building a meditation practice has many long term benefits including stress relief
As you can see from the above list, a number of effective stress management techniques are free. You just need to add them to your daily routine. Easier said than done in real life.
Some Managing Stress Solutions
Below is some information about some managing stress solutions that are available on the market today.
1: Conscious Stress Management online course covers a number of different stress management techniques that you learn in daily sessions. You do the course at your own pace and when you can.
2: Master Your Mind Beginner online meditation course covers how to include a new daily habit in your life and at least five different meditation techniques. This empowers you to select the one or ones you like the best. You do this course in daily sessions. You do the course at your own pace and when you can.
3: Kardia Mobile Device: This is a Personal EKG device. This is FDA-cleared to detect atrial fibrillation, bradycardia, tachycardia or normal heart rhythm. If you have an event and capture the EKG at that time, and it reports Normal Heart Rhythm that reduces your stress and gives you peace of mind. Yipeeeeeeeeeee. 🙂
If Not Normal Heart Rhythm you have something objective to discuss with your medical team that will most likely help.
Conscious Stress Management
One of the problems with stress is that it sneaks up on you when you are not really expecting it, or at least, that is the story with me. I find that I aware of the additional pressures and think it is only whatever and of course I think I can deal with it.
The problem I forget to remember is that it is something else on top of the other pressures of life. This online course teaches a number of different approaches.
It includes sections on breathing properly and slowly, on meditation, on some relaxation techniques along with other approaches that add up to a number of different approaches.
These are covered in this course in suggested daily sessions which are reasonably short and straight to the point.
Master Your Mind Beginner
Meditation is such a great stress management technique that they should in my opinion teach children meditation in school in the early years so that these kids know how to apply meditation to their daily lives.
Anyway I came across this online course that gets you meditating in a relatively short period of time and includes valuable information on how to include meditation in your daily life.
Before I did this meditation course, I knew nothing about meditation and it for sure was not a daily habit. At the time of writing this, I have now done meditation daily every single day for over 925 days in a row, yes for over 925 consecutive days in a row with no let up.
I put that down to what I learned in this course along with my determination. I also learned and practiced at least five different meditation techniques during this course.
The course itself is divided up into suggested daily sessions which are reasonably short and straight to the point.
Kardia Mobile Review – Any Good? Worth The Money?
These days stress is such a health problem that sometimes when people notice a potential problem with their heart, it may be more related to emotional stress rather than there being a problem with the heart.
One way to find out more is to capture an EKG at the time of the incident. This is one potential use of Kardia Mobile. This is a small device which works in conjunction with your compatible smartphone which is running an App.
Using Kardia Mobile, you can take an EKG and know almost instantly if the heart rhythm is normal or if atrial fibrillation is detected or if bradycardia with no AF detected or if tachycardia with no AF detected or if the heart rhythm is normal.
If the result is normal, this gives you peace of mind.
If the result is otherwise, you have hard evidence to show to your professional medical team (your physician, your doctor, your cardiologist and other health professionals) for their advice.
This website has articles about effective ways in managing stress. Please take the time to explore this website in great detail. There are stress management techniques to help you manage stress or to help you manage anxiety in the following recommended resources:
Again, I’m David. I wish you all the best with your managing stress activities. I thank you for visiting my website today. As I update my website with new information that I know you will find interesting on a regular basis, make sure that you visit my website regularly. Be sure to bookmark this site. 🙂
Feel free to contact me if you ever need anything. You can always drop me a message below. 🙂
Of course, if you have a way of managing stress that you find effective, or that you want to learn more about, you can always drop me a message below. I might write a future article about that technique. 🙂
Founder and Owner of LetsTalkManagingStress.com