Top 10 Stress Management Techniques to Reduce and Manage Stress for Good

Some stress is part of the human condition, but that doesn’t mean there is nothing you can do to relieve it when it starts to overwhelm your mind and body or to prevent some of it in the first place. Here are my top 10 stress management techniques to help you reduce and manage the stress in your life for the long-term.  These aren’t quick fixes, but rather are deeper strategies to more fundamentally alter your relationship with stress.  Take your time working through these to truly make them part of your life, and you will see results.

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How to Say No and Set Boundaries

Learning how to say no and set boundaries will help you to protect and nurture yourself.  Saying yes when you really need to say no can cause stress, burnout, bitterness, and resentment.  If you are drained, have other plans, or just don’t want to say yes, you can learn how to say no without being steamrolled or intimidated.

Saying no is appropriate when it keeps you from stretching yourself too thin or protects your own time.  Unless your sole reason for saying no is that you despise helping people, then saying no is NOT selfish.  Learn how to say no and set boundaries for your own personal wellness, because you are worth it.

How to Say No Like You Mean It
 

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Ways to Fall Asleep Faster & Sleep Better: 10 Strategies for Better Sleep

You’re looking for ways to fall asleep faster and sleep better after too many nights tossing and turning, or thinking and overthinking, or reading one more chapter or finishing one more level while repeatedly calculating how much sleep you could get if you fell asleep right now. Then waking too soon, too tired, and not rested. Lack of sleep can add to stress, anxiety, and depression and makes life in every area harder. Please use these ways to fall asleep faster and sleep better to get more rest and feel better overall.

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How to Forgive Yourself for Past Mistakes

You can learn how to forgive yourself for past mistakes, even if you don’t feel you deserve forgiveness yet.  It will take patience and repetition, but self-forgiveness is worth it.  It is tied into our self-esteem, mood, outlook, and how you live your life.  You can learn how to forgive yourself for past mistakes and create a new future.

“Wait, CAN I forgive myself?  Should I?”  

Well, let’s see if you can or should learn to how to forgive yourself before you actually learn how to forgive yourself.  All you need to do is answer these three questions:

–Can you accept that because you are human, you make mistakes? (Everyone of us has mistakes and/or regrets in our pasts.)

–Can you remember anything you learned from any of your mistakes? (You know what follows a mis-take, right?  A re-take!  Learn from it and take another shot!)

–Can you accept that it is impossible for you to be perfect?  Because you are not superhuman?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then YES. You should forgive yourself and you CAN forgive yourself!


“How?  HOW can I forgive myself?”

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