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As I write this article I am stressed. Really, super out of my mind stressed. For two weeks I have made a point to put some thoughts together around how stress in our lives affects not just ourselves but those around us. My editor finally asked me this afternoon if I was going to get around to submit or if she just needed go ahead and have someone else take care of it. Between my job, my kids and my March Madness bracket falling apart something has to give.

Simple Ways To Stress Less

Ugh! You know the feeling. Too many things to do, not enough time in the day and everyone seems to be conspiring against your progress. Or maybe you’re in a situation with little control over the outcome but are still expected to go along like a 7 year old being dragged to your least favorite aunts house. Whatever the source, all of us experience stress in our daily lives. How we react and manage this stress plays a substantial role in our health, the quality of our relationships and our overall outlook on the world.

When it all piles up and your fuse is burning its important to have already developed your plan to cope. Having a few simple steps to relieve stress can really help!

Over the years, between my three kids, my job and my heavy travel schedule I have refined a core list of action steps to help ease my way through even the most stressful situations. Most important of which is to keep things in perspective.

Short of calamity, things are usually not as bad as you or those around you make them out to be. Sure your exact moment might be a pain in the rear end but ask yourself if 30 minutes or 30 days from now what you’re dealing with will be important. Perspective helps you react accordingly and on a way that likely won’t add to your stress. Now that you have grounded yourself take deep breath and hold it for 4 seconds. Thats right, 4 seconds. Forced slowing of your breathing slows everything else down and acts as a firewall to prevent your body and sometimes your mouth from outrunning your brain. That rude reply. That raised blood pressure. That bad reaction can all be swept away with a deep breath.

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Take a few moments to see the bright side of your situation. This falls under the count your blessings advice mom or dad likely shared with you. Take stock in everything you have going for you. Your reaction to any stressful situation or event should center on what you can control. It’s not always easy to let go but after you have mastered this skill your stress level will change for the better. And keep getting better. You can only control your actions and thoughts. Pay less attention to what’s happening around you and more to what matters.

Finally, learn to laugh at yourself. It doesn’t have to be out loud. There isn’t a rule that life has to be serious 24/7. Getting through your day is tough enough. Laugh.

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Stress is everywhere these days. Life moves quickly and everyone wants your time, attention and energy. Stay grounded. Learn to breathe. Count your blessings. Control what matters. Laugh. Get in the habit of practicing when stress levels are low. Wherever stress finds you – you can be ready…Take natural RESCUE: Take on stress and be at your best! RESCUE products provide gentle, non-habit-forming every day stress relief. Keeping a RESCUE product on hand, gives you a little help whenever you need it.

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8 Comment

  1. Linda Manns Linneman
    April 9, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    You are right about stress being everywhere, especially in this day and age. It is so important for us to keep things in perspective and to know our limits. I have never heard of these products but I will check them out. Thank you so much for sharing

  2. Sarah L
    April 10, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    Oops. The contest ended 4/4/15. Drat. Missed it.

  3. Mitzi Fisher
    April 11, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    I really enjoyed this topic. Stress is the number one killer. I feel that we all need help with this topic..

  4. Debbie Welchert
    April 12, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    I have never heard of this product but anything that will relieve stress is worth trying to me.

  5. Amy Orvin
    April 13, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    I hear you! I feel like that’s my life too. So many things to do and not enough time to get everything done. It’s VERY stressful!! I need to try something like this to help.

  6. Brandy Nelson
    April 14, 2015 at 1:49 am

    I have tried these products before, and they work very well. I prefer all natural products whenever possible, and these definitely help take the edge off of my stress and anxiety.

  7. Sherryl @ SimplySherryl
    April 14, 2015 at 8:45 am

    This is a new brand for me. My life is always a longer list of things to do and not enough time to get everything done. It can get really stressful!

  8. Katrina Weghorn
    April 15, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    I love your ideas how to stress less. The holding your breath and counting to 4 is a great suggestion; sometimes I close my eyes and count to 10 in my head LOL

    I also like the Rescue products since they are natural. I’ll have to check them out.

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