Stress Management Tips for National Stress Awareness Day

Every first Wednesday in November — November 2 this year — National Stress Awareness Day is a 24-hour reminder that fretting about things you can’t control isn’t good for you. Chronic stress, according to science, impairs cognitive and physiological capabilities.  On this particular day, let’s practice choosing one thought over another and letting the worry wash away.

History Behind National Stress Awareness Day:

The International Stress Management Association (ISMA) sponsors National Stress Awareness Day, which is a charity organization that promotes stress understanding, processes and practices for stress management, well-being, and performance that are acknowledged nationally and worldwide.

Carole Spiers, the chairman of ISMA, established National Stress Awareness Day on the first Wednesday of November to raise public awareness and assist people in recognizing, managing, and reducing stress in their personal and professional lives. The company develops solutions based on facts and research to educate employers and employees about workplace stress and to implement programs inside their enterprises to address it. It offers complete recommendations to help people manage stress, care for their health and well-being, and improve their working performance on a daily basis.

Chronic stress, or failing to cope with it for an extended period of time and living in a continuous and persistent state of stress, can lead to life-threatening complications. Stress causes hypertension, heart disease, lower immunity, loss of sociability, and decreased mental energy.

National Stress Awareness Day is a one-day event to take a deep breath and appreciate calm in order to end the domino effect. The day is observed on Wednesday (often the most demanding and stressful day of the week) to encourage individuals and businesses that stress management is critical to optimum results.

Here are 7 Stress Management Tips:

1.Take a 10-Minute Rest Period

Walking away from an activity or scenario that is irritating you for 10 minutes might sometimes make all the difference. Never be hesitant to request a 10-minute break and regroup in 10 minutes!

2. Workout

Stretching your body and being active are fantastic ways to relieve stress and help your body manufacture endorphins—the hormone that causes you to feel good. Even 10 minutes of movement might help your mind to relax and prepare you to face a problem front on.

3. Step Outside

Fresh air is invigorating and revitalizing! Going outside for even a few minutes can help you feel calmer and less stressed.

4. Practice Mindfulness for a Moment

Mindfulness can take many shapes and strategies. You can practice traditional meditation by concentrating on your breathing, or you can try yoga, walking, or driving. Mindfulness can also be achieved through exercise and journaling. You simply need to find the approach that works well for you!

5. Make a note of it

This method is especially effective if you are stressed over a certain person or project. Take out a scrap of paper or open a note on your phone and write down what is bothering you. Or try drafting a letter to the person, location, or thing that is bothering you, then ripping it up or burning it!

6. Play Your Favorite Music

Sometimes listening to your favorite song, album, band, or playlist is the best method to reduce tension. Want to feel some endorphins while you listen? Don’t be frightened to dance away your tension!

7. Engage in an Enjoyable Activity

When you’re worried, it can be difficult to remember to do the things you enjoy. However, it is sometimes the best stress reliever! Go experiment with anything in your garage. Take out your sketchbook. Go outside to your garden. Take out a book. Invite your friends to a pickup basketball game. The possibilities are limitless!

Sources:

https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/stress-awareness-day/

https://abhc.com/blog/national-stress-awareness-day-tips-to-combat-stress-year-round/

https://www.calmsage.com/international-stress-awareness-day/

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Yaren Ay

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