While stress impacts each individual in different ways, there’s one thing we can all agree on: being exposed to chronic high levels of stress is bad for you. Physically, stress can manifest in symptoms such as increased anxiety, digestive issues, high blood pressure, and migraines or tension headaches. Mentally, stress can take a severe toll on your ability to focus, feel creative, and in touch with your internal sense of energy.
In short, getting trapped in a cycle of stress can hamper your ability to function.
At Elements Massage Gilbert, we are here to help you do more than cope. We want to assist you in creating a strategy that enables you to tackle stress head on. Here’s several of our go-to methods:
Positive Self Talk
Don’t get bogged down by your inner critic. In times of stress, the inner monologue can weigh you down. Instead, map out what you need to do and how you are going to tackle each step. Sometimes articulating a clear process of action is just the thing to catalyze you into movement.
Share with Others
Turning to a good friend, coworker, or family member can be an excellent outlet for letting off steam and sharing. Plus, you may be able to glean important information on your situation that provides insight into how you should proceed.
A great personal mantra, learn how to simplify. Declutter your house and work environment and purge all unnecessary items. You’ll be surprised at how this little task can be cathartic and productive when it comes to reducing stress.
One critical component in managing stress is finding the tools that work for you. We love a great massage as self-care. By setting aside the time to concentrate on just your needs, you can relax, unwind, and restore yourself to tackle life’s challenges.