Stress Management – Managing Stress by Cultivating Good Habits

Vicki Baum, an-USA Austrian novelist once said, "You do not get ulcers from what you eat. You get them from what's eating you." Stress is part of life. There is no way around it, over it or under it. Feelings of stress can be a motivating force. If we are under the pressure of a specific problem, situation or event, we will focus our attention towards it to come up with a solution to relieve stress and get back to a sense of balance and equilibrium.

However, stressful situations often come at us from all directions. We have limited reserves of physical and psychological energy to cope with so much stress. Without arsenal at our disposal to manage stress, excessive stress can cause a variety of physical and psychological problems such as high blood pressure, anxiety, ulcers and depression. In order to fill your stress relief arsenal, you need to not only be knowledgeable regarding stress management  tips but cultivate good habits to help minimize stress as well. 

Physical Relaxation and Imagery Techniques: Stress Management Tips that can help you deal with stress

Managing stress is possible by using physical relaxation and imagery. By using imagery, you mentally detach yourself from stressful situations and put your mind to the environment that you find relaxing and calming. You can focus on a beach with waves lapping against the shore, a quiet mountain cabin with warm breezes gently rustling wildflowers, or swimming with tropical fish off a coral reef.

This is a habit that you need to cultivate if it is to work effectively. Your ability to bring your mind inward and focus on your serene environment will be the determining factor on how well imagery will work on managing stress.