We all lead encounter some form of stress.  Many times we
clients go to psychics they are
hoping for ways to cultivate decompressing from stress.   For most people, a
certain level of everyday stress is inevitable in these modern times. The
structure of our lives seems to make tension, and even anxiety, almost a
foregone conclusion. For one thing, most of us are heavily overscheduled, our
days filled with fights through traffic, trips to crowded grocery stores,
demanding jobs, challenging classes, spouses and children with never-ending
lists of needs that must be met — not to mention the pressure of paying adequate
attention to our own physical and emotional wellbeing. In fact, on our daily
to-do lists, activities like an hour of exercise, massage or simple downtime are
usually the last things to be slotted in. We see these not as necessities, but
as luxuries; these are the things we feel we can and should put off in order to
tend to other, supposedly more important items. We might even feel guilty about
taking a bit of time to attend to our own needs, when there are so many other
pressing obligations to manage.

Yet research shows that juggling many small sources of stress can have the same
negative impact on our health, both emotional and physical, as enduring a more
significant traumatic event. When viewed in that context, it becomes much
clearer that better techniques for daily stress management are sorely needed —
and they must be simple, quick and accessible enough to work into our already
full schedules. After all, everyone knows that healthy eating and regular
exercise can be effective in reducing tension and stress, but it isn’t always
easy to make time for home-cooked meals or physical activity. There are,
however, several things we can do quickly and easily on a regular basis to help
alleviate tension and create an inner sense of calm. Read on to learn simple
strategies for reducing your daily stress — even slashing it in half — so you
can feel more tranquil and centered.

Hug the one you love.

Along with exercise, sex is another well-known stress-reliever, yet it is also
yet another activity that can get pushed low on the priority list when fatigue
sets in or other obligations take precedence. The good news is, you don’t have
to fit in a full intimate session with your partner — in fact, you don’t even
need to be partnered at all — to gain the stress-relieving benefits of physical
connection with another person. All it takes is a few moments of hugging or
holding hands to create the hormonal changes needed (lowered cortisol, increased
serotonin) to get that loving feeling. Next time you’re feeling stressed, grab
your sweetheart, your best friend or your little one, and just wrap your arms
around each other for a few moments. In less than a minute, you’ll be enjoying a
marked sense of comfort along with the feeling of your worries slipping away.

Take your vitamins.

Healthy eating and home cooking can feel like a real challenge in the face of a
jam-packed schedule — who has time to grocery shop for fresh, healthy items,
much less cook them at home? But that doesn’t mean you have to skimp on
including important vitamins and minerals in your diet. Vitamins C and E, for
example, help regulate stress hormones and lower your blood pressure. Taking a
multivitamin daily — one that contains C and E along with other important
nutrients — could offer important tension-reducing benefits.
We will continue this topic in part 2.  Stay tuned.

Author's Bio: 

Jackie Williams has worked for as a manager overlooking the talent department for a prominent new age communications company. Later as the internet developed, she diversified her recruitment specialty to server global clients for a internet based spiritual network.
She attained her Master of Arts in Anthropology from Northern Arizona University and her BA from Hunter College.