Reducing Your Daily Stress Levels

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Our world is full of stress today, more than ever. People are dealing with full time jobs, school schedules, raising children, and the everyday busyness of life. Too many people do not focus enough on stress relief and self awareness. They let these stressors build up, until they can no longer handle it. Excessive stress can even lead to dangerous medical conditions. The stress can also lead to problems within relationships and can cause many to turn to self medicating substances. Stress reduction techniques are an important part of our health. When stress gets you feeling overwhelmed, consider trying one of these stress reducing techniques.


Exercise may feel like the opposite thing you want to do when you are stressed. It requires you to get up and move around when you feel like that is all you have been doing all day. However, stress released endorphins which help the body calm down. It also makes the body healthier, which is often needed in people with high stress. A holistic health life coach will always recommend finding a workout routine that works for individual needs.

Yoga or meditation.

Busy schedules prevent people from stopping and thinking about what really matters. People often get so caught up in their busy lives that they forget about what is truly important to them. Activities such as yoga and meditation allow you to give the mind a break and to reconnect with the body. Yoga and meditation can also help improve the quality of sleep, a problem that many highly stressed individuals deal with.

In a small, NCCID funded study, 54 adults with chronic insomnia learned mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR), a form of MBSR specially adapted to deal with insomnia (mindfulness based therapy for insomnia, or MBTI), or a self monitoring program. Both meditation based programs aided sleep, with MBTI providing a significantly greater reduction in insomnia severity compared with MBSR.

Regular sleep.

Sleep allows the body to recovery. Stress puts a lot of extra weight and pressure onto the body. It is extremely important to get regular sleep, even when you are overly stressed. Many holistic health life coaches will push toward regular sleep. They recommend developing a routine before bed to encourage the body to sleep. Also, practicing gratitude and meditation techniques can help with sleep. Writing in a gratitude journal improves sleep, according to a 2011 study published in Applied Psychology, Health and Well Being. Spend just 15 minutes jotting down a few grateful sentiments before bed, and you may sleep better and longer.

Work with a personal life coach.

With so many methods available to reduce stress, a person can be unsure where to begin. A holistic health life coach can recommend individual life coaching and activities, based on a person?s individual needs. Wellness coaching can also help individuals to find the best stress reducing technique that fits into their busy schedules. Some holistic health life coaches may even help with additional stressors, including work and relationship help.

Working with holistic health life coaches has proven to be successful for many. In fact, 67.6% of life coaching clients reported a higher level of self awareness after working with their coach. Higher levels of self awareness often lead to reduced stress levels, better sleep, and the ability to handle stress better in future situations.

Our world today is full of stress. People are adding more things to their plates and having less time to complete them. The pressures of life can sometimes lead to excessive stress that reduces the ability to sleep or relax. Stress is a normal part of life, but stress reducing techniques should be used to get through it. A holistic health life coach can help individuals find the specific stress reducing technique that works the best for them.

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Sarah Todd

Sarah Todd

Sarah Todd, an investment banker, is a reporter and researcher for one of London’s leading media outlets. Formerly a trader and market maker at FTSE, she turned to media during the global recession. This website features some of her best and favourite articles, from all parts of the business world. Please let her guide you and your enterprise along the path to prosperity.