Stress Self Help
Everyone needs to take a vacation once in awhile. When it comes to FIBROMYALGIA STRESS RELIEF, the key is to find a way to take mini-vacations throughout the day – taking care of your emotional, physical, spiritual and artistic needs. People who feel stressful are often not connected with others. Talking and socializing with is great for fibromyalgia stress relief. If you are at the office and feel pressure, the best relief for fibromyalgia stress is to blow off some steam with a co-worker, or have lunch with a friend.
Meeting your emotional needs can often be an act of solitude. Writing in a journal every day can be helpful to get thoughts and feelings out on paper, and also to see a pattern and meaning in our lives. Furthermore, writing in a journal or talking to a friend is ideal for fibromyalgia stress relief because we are not holding in our feelings or building up tension. Do not avoid your feelings or emotions, whether you are sad, angry or fearful. Crying as well as yelling (not directing it at another person but across an open field, in a car or another private place) work great. Likewise, you won’t get the relief you need if you keep focusing on every event that caused you grief, pain or suffering.
Exercise and Intimacy for Relief of FMS Stress
Give yourself a break, take time for physical exercise, as well as physical intimacy - share a hug, or an affectionate moment with a loved one. Treat yourself to a massage, or try walking barefoot. You can stretch throughout the day or just stretch the muscles of your neck and shoulders, Tai Chi is excellent, as is yoga. You can also practice deep-breathing techniques for stress relief. Aerobic exercise is an important stress release practice that should not be neglected. Some people find that exercising while enjoying nature - hiking or walking in the woods to be a more effective relief.
Stress release strategies may also involve the spiritual part of life, permeated in the way we think, do and feel. Meditation is an incredible tool, allowing a person to remove the clutter in their mind, focusing on simply being. As human beings, we were meant to be creative, to enjoy the creations of the universe such as nature, animals and art.
Some people enjoy smelling flowers and gazing at their beauty. Relaxing scents can be powerful for stress relief, which is why aromatherapy is so popular. Some aromas such as jasmine, lavender, chamomile and sage relieve stress because they may activate the production of the Serotonin levels in the brain.
Listen to tapes that focus on stress relief or positive thinking, or repeat positive affirmations.
Eat fruit, vegetables, lean protein, and take a natural nutrition support formula so your body will be strong to withstand occasional stress.
Take time to be artistic and creative by drawing or doing craft projects – or construct something outdoors.
Take time for meditation.
Help other people or listen to other people’s problems, it will take the focus off yourself and will give you an immediate sense of peace.