The human body is an amazing machine. We’re actually made to renew ourselves, mentally, physically and spiritually on a regular basis. If we neglect the renewal part for too long, then stress can become destructive instead of helpful causing your energy to be drained and we’re not as successful as we could be.
Below are some stress coaching tips that you can use with your clients or even use on yourself. When using these stress coaching tips it should plug up your energy drainers and once this happens you can expect greater success, improved relationships and better health.
14 Top Tips For Renewal From Stress Coaching
1. Have a good belly laugh
Studies have shown that laughter is a great stress reliever. Read some jokes or watch a short funny video on YouTube.
2. Taking a hot bath/shower
The warm water actually relaxes the muscles and relieves tension.
3. Away from thinking
Spend some time doing or thinking about something totally unrelated to anything.
4. Set your priorities
Write down your to-do list in order of priority. Then go through each task, duty and obligation and ask yourself, “Is this really a priority for me or someone else’s expectation?”
People seldom realize what an energy drainer and stress causer clutter is. Get your surroundings in order.
6. Listen to uplifting music
Music is a great mood trigger. So be sure to play something you associate with good memories or that is upbeat, motivating and inspiring.
Cut down on caffeine and sugar or go a step further and do a genuine detoxification program. It will improve your energy level and overall well-being.
8. Sleep more
Research has shown that most people need more sleep and that sleep can reduce stress as it gives our body time to renew itself. Even a nap can help if you have the luxury of being able to do so.
9. Write it down
The more fully and frequently you download what’s on your mind, new ideas, undone tasks, to-do’s, concerns, the less energy you’ll squander in fruitlessly thinking about it over and over.
10. Deep breathing
Take slow deep breaths, breathing in to your stomach, not your chest. This calms the body.
11. Get physical
Exercise more. Schedule in some vigorous exercise into your week, but also just get up and move around during your daily routine.
Nature is a potent stress reducer. The sound of moving water has been shown to lower blood pressure. Spend mort time out side and/or get a small water fountain for your work space.
13. Show gratitude
Having a happy heart is good medicine and one of the best ways to achieve it is by giving thanks. Make it part of your daily ritual to say five things you’re thankful for as well as appreciating others.
14. Meditate or pray
Sit down and try to clear your mind of thoughts, detach yourself from the hectic pace of the day, get alone and get quiet, put all other thoughts aside and listen to your heart.
The above basic stress coaching tips, can help relieve some stress. But if you or your clients are still struggling with major stress and it is not one of your coaching expertise there are more in-depth techniques that can be used. Contact or study the writings of a stress coach for more detailed instruction.
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