How To Calm Your Mind And Lower Your Stress


Overthinking about everything from your family, kids and work can lead you to feel stress. These can progress to anxiety, confusion, annoyance and disturbance to your mind and body that will make you less productive. Stress is said to be a silent killer, that can lead to other body complications which need to be addressed right away. But you do not have to worry for there are ways to lower your stress, (also with the help of an online therapist) and here is how to do it.

Take Time For Yourself

Helping someone with their problem or work is the right thing to do. But overdoing it will be dangerous to your health. You are not a machine that can do everything; you will also feel tired and overused that needed to be recharged. You cannot do everything for someone on your own, but if everyone asks you to do it over and over again, then that will be bad for your health. Take time for yourself; simple rest will help to feel your mind and body at ease. Because “Putting things in perspective and treating yourself with love and compassion can be such a gift.” Karla Helbert, LPC, E-RYT, C-IAYT wrote.

Ways To Calm Your Mind

A peaceful mind can make you feel better aside from meditation and prayer; there are other ways to do it. A restless mind can be calm if you do the following;

Listening to music helps to calm your mind and forget what is happening around. “Just to clarify, music therapy is the evidence-based use of music in clinical situations that help people reach desired health outcomes.” Neuropsychologist Daniel Levitin, PhD explained. 

Exercising although it is exhausting the blood rushing through your veins can make your mind be at ease.

Helping others and prayer can make you be at peace.

Just enjoy your life, do some things that will make you happy a happy mind will give a positive life that will make your mind to calm down. So every time you feel stress divert your attention to some activities that can make you happy. Do not dwell on the things that upset you; you have to face it and deal with it.


Lower Your Stress Levels Each Day

“Everyone handles positive and negative stress differently. And yes, for some, positive stress can lead to a negative response to stress, depending on the situation.” Jessica Harris, LCPC, LPC said. Stress is chronic to your health although it starts on your mind as thoughts; it can also affect your physical body. It can make you feel anxious, uneasy, angry, tense, aches and pains. Too much stress is harmful to your heart and brain that can lead to severe complications that can also be fatal. Lowering stress is a must if you want to live a longer and healthy life.

Try These Strategies

  1. Focus on what matters to you.

Set a goal to focus on, think on your priorities that need to be done. Having a goal to work on for your future will make you feel good; it will help your mind focus on something that is positive.

  1. Find both physical and mental ways to release your stress.

Let it out, release it do not hold your stress and let it build inside of you. Chose activities that will make you at peace to have a fresh start every day. Do some relaxation activities, simply listening to your favorite music, or do the hobbies that you like, go on a vacation and even just spend some time with your family.

Doing physical activities like exercising refreshes your mind and body, go to the gym, had a dance exercise, jog every morning, or just simply use stairs are exercises that you can do it lower stress and also good for your health.

  1. Practice these strategies consistently

Doing these activities can also be done even if you don’t feel stress, your body and mind must be used on it so it won’t be a struggle when you need it. It can be done not just to lower stress but also to prevent you from having it. Keep doing it even if you feel great.

There other ways to reduce stress, lowering intake of caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine, get more and enough sleep, talk to someone to ease your mind, and of course, manage your time.

Whatever you do to calm your mind and lower your stress must suit to your lifestyle, make sure this is what you want, do not force yourself to do it just because someone told you to do so. Make it a habit, practice it every day it won’t be long before you start to feel calmer.

Doing these activities will also benefit you physically; you will be stronger and healthier. You will be free from an affliction of stress and anxiety.


Call To Action

You may find someone to talk to about what you are going through having someone to talk to will give you advice on what you must do, to improve your health and transform your body. Some professionals can help you get through your situation do not hesitate to ask them and seek some help.