Stress is a result of unusual demands made on you. You respond to those demands and that response is stress – good or bad. Stress can hit you hard in your professional or personal life. But sometimes, stress is about timing. In those, all you need is a little relief.
Scientists, researchers, and artists have put loads of their studies and remedies online for anyone to use for free. You only need to find them. Or well, you need this article since we already found them for you.
The key to managing stress is identifying how bad it is, and using a remedy accordingly. There’s no point in going to the doctor for a common cold, is there? Pound Place created a flowchart based on research findings so that you can identify your stress level.
The flowchart starts by asking how you slept last night, and then takes you step by step. Don’t skip ahead, go through it as guided. Most importantly, be honest with yourself. Remember, no one is judging your results but you.
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When you’re stressed, you don’t make the best decisions. You know you’re supposed to do breathing exercises, but your mind is so muddled up that you forget about it. Maybe you just need a snack, but when you’re feeling low, it slips your mind.
“You Feel Like S*it” is an informative and interactive self-care game to take you step-by-step towards feeling better. It’s all text, with multiple-choice answers to click based on your current status.
It’s not as simple as “do this” or “do that”. The guide explains why you need to make time for something, and how it affects your moods. And it suggests alternatives too. For example, a shower can help refresh you, but that might not be an option. So, the guide will tell you to wash your face or change your clothes, or any other self-care activity.
Most of it is obvious and simple advice when you’re in a good place. But when you’re struggling, do yourself a favor and play the You Feel Like S*it game. It’ll help.
Stress can make your entire body shut down, sapping all your energy. You need to kickstart things, but before you reach for that cup of joe, think again. More sugar or caffeine might cause more havoc internally. Instead, try this breathing exercise, also known as “Yogic coffee”.
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