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Simple Ways to Reduce Stress

June 28, 2017

By Guest blogger Gwen Pettit, gpspiralcoaching

Thinking about stress relief can relieve stress in reality. When it comes to simple ways to reduce stress, what we think about matters.

When you engage in positive thinking, visual relaxation and affirmations, you could lower the levels of stress. Because stress is usually resulted by over-thinking, if you change your thoughts, you can get an instant relaxation.

Change your attitude can change your stress level. True or false? True.

This is particularly true for those pessimists, perfectionists and “type A” personalities. Those people with the features above usually have certain behavior and thought patterns that cause their body to have too much to deal with.

What can you do to reduce stress?

Simple ways to reduce stress. Even those simple things like dark chocolate, music, meditation, laughing, exercise or even sleeping can help you reduce stress effectively and leave you feeling bright, fresh and rejuvenated.

Laughing can lower the stress hormones such as epinephrine, cortisol, and adrenaline, and strengthen the immune system by producing health improving hormones.

Playing with your pets can reduce stress. Pets offer non-judgmental companionship, which is a big plus to your mental outlook. Playing or petting an animal can increase levels of the stress-reducing hormone oxytocin and decrease production of the stress hormone cortisol.

Exercise can reduce stress

Exercise increases your overall health and your sense of well-being, which puts more pep in your step every day. But exercise also has some direct stress-busting benefits. It pumps up your endorphins. Physical activity helps bump up the production of your brain’s feel-good neurotransmitters, called endorphins.

Does it matter what type of exercise? No. Anything that you enjoy will decrease stress. Getting outside in natural sunlight can be the most enjoyable activity and easy to do.

Simple ways to reduce stress starts with your thoughts and attitude. Look for one easy thing you can do. Make that new habit part of your daily self-care plan.

Contact Coach Gwen to schedule a wellness check phone call.    https://www.meetme.so/spiralcoaching

 

Let’s make 2017 a year of living in good health

Gwen

Gwen Pettit, PT, MA, MS , PCC
Spiral Coaching
www.gpspiralcoaching.com
Gwen coaches busy professional women who are stressed and overwhelmed with competing demands on their time. The mission for Spiral Coaching is to promote the concept that your health depends on being passionate about all aspects of your life not just your profession. You are more than your job or your medical degree.  Gwen’s personal philosophy is learning to put yourself first with self-care and self-compassion will lead you to health, self -development and professional growth.