Stress Survival Kit: Step Four

(6C) EXPLORATION: CASH OUT THOSE VACATION DAYS AND JOURNEY ACROSS PARADISE

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You’ve worked your butt off so why not finally put your vacation time to use? You bleed, cry, and sweat for your job and it’s finally time to let your work return the favour. Plan out a family getaway. Get a groups of friends together and book a flight down south. Pack your knapsack and purchase a one way ticket to roam across world. Do what you got to do to make your trip right.

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I realize some of you might be saying, “I don’t have any money for a vacation!” You’re one hundred percent right. The cost of living isexpensive these days and a lot of us are unable to travel at times. So instead of mourning over the loss of a potential weekend or week away, start piling some change into a piggy bank. Take your leftover change on a day-to-day basis and throw it away into a savings reserve. If you don’t use cash anymore, set a little bit of money aside off of every paycheque into a separate account. You may not be able to get away as soon as you’d like too but there’s nothing better to look forward too than a trip away to your paradise of choice.

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Stress Survival Kit: Step Three

(5D) TALKING IT OUT

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One of the best natural remedies of stress is to simply talk. Stress boils down from a particular problem whether it’s health, family, school, or work related and it’s best to express your feelings and open up to someone. Talking through an issue provides people with new perspectives and views on particular matters. It can actually open your mind up to a new perspective, potentially break down stress, and provide possible ways to change your mindset and actions to prevent and deal with stress.

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Stress Survival Kit: Step Two

(4B) EXERCISE: BE ACTIVE AND KEEP MOVING

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Whether you enjoy showing off those rock hard abs at the gym, feeling the cold crisp air breeze against your body on the ice, or shooting some hoops on the driveway, get out there and EXERCISE! You’re bound to get some sort of stress relief as long as you move your body or strengthen those brain cells.

Movement holds the key to defeating stress and freeing your mind. Research shows the most powerful behaviour to positively impact your mind and body is the participation in physical exercise. It isn’t so much about the exertion and amount of physical activity, but rather the rhythm of the body and breathing patterns that does the fix. Easy things like stretching and even yoga can do the trick and take some stress off your body. If you’re new to this whole exercise ordeal, here are some physical activities that will get you started against the battle of stress!

FIVE EXERCISE ACTIVITES TO HELP RELIEVE STRESS:

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Stress Survival Kit: Step One

(3E) R&R: REST AND RELAXATION

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It’s essential to participate in daily relaxation. Rest and relaxation is more than just slouching on the couch, it’s a way to escape your life’s stresses and provide relief from pressure. There’s a wide array of methods individuals can perform to alleviate stress. It’s up to you to find your escape mechanism from your hectic lifestyle. Relaxation isn’t always as easy as it seems. Many individuals practice relaxation techniques and activities to make them feel better after a long busy day. Some individuals may find relaxation when starring at the television or computer screen while others may like to engage in sports and hobbies. Sit back, enjoy, and think about what activities can help you deal with stress.

1) Clear your mind:

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Wherever your paradise exists, there’s nothing like kicking back your feet and taking some time to regroup. So dump your body onto the soft suede couch and stretch your body across the cushiony heaven. Flick on your favourite shows and movies or crack open that dusty novel’s spine and give it a go. One of the most important treatments for stress is the ability to clear your mind and fill it with your personal hobbies and interests for a nice beak from your hectic lifestyle.

2) Take some time for yourself:

MP900400946[1]Budgeting your work and play time will allow you to defeat the swarms of stress and offer a much more relaxed lifestyle. It’s important to work hard and smart, but it’s also important to take breaks and reward yourself for all of your hard work. Now don’t get me wrong, it’s not always easy to plan your work and play life, but you have to do your best. It’s an absolute necessity to provide your body, mind, and spirit with a mini vacation to that video game you’ve always wanted to finish.

3) Replenish vital resources:

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Make sure to provide your body with a bunch of different energy suppliers to make you feel your best. Consume your favourite mouthwatering foods from the five food groups. Maybe even snack on your favourite food and beverages: ice cream, chicken, candy, salad, popcorn, protein shakes, double cheeseburger combo, water! Pour a pint of your favourite beer or shutdown your body for a rejuvenating nap. Whatever you need to shake off the symptoms of stress, it’s important to replenish your body with essential resources to provide your mind and body with energy to prepare for tomorrow’s busy day.

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