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How to Fill Your Life With Positive Energy and Reduce Stress

We all go through difficult periods of time in our lives. Our jobs may be beating us up, or we can’t seem to maintain a healthy relationship. Sometimes, the situation can get desperate enough to prompt us to be very self destructive.

Before you get to the breaking point, there are some techniques anyone can use to reduce stress levels and draw positivity into your life.

The Importance of Sleep

Stay As Healthy As Possible

One of the first things to go when stress gets too bad is your physical health. At the very least, you might constantly fighting colds off, but it can eventually grow into problems like high blood pressure. When you start getting sick on top of everything else you need to deal with, stress levels only get higher.

Build a little time into your routine to eat well, get as much rest as possible and exercise. These are the basics of good health, but they can lessen stress on several levels. Exercise releases endorphins and can actually increase brain function. Of course, this works hand in hand with proper nutrition, since your body needs the right balance of nutrients to build muscle while providing energy.

Rest gives you time to recharge and allow time to get a slightly different outlook on goings on. There have been studies showing that dreaming actually has a powerful link with how we cope with every day problems.

Three Nutrients Which Help With Stress

There are many other supplemental options available as well for lowering stress and optimizing body function.

SupplimentWhere It Comes FromWhat It Does

Omega3 Fatty Acids

Fish, flax seed

Strengthens nerve cell membranes

Vitamin D

Enriched milk, sunshine

Enhances calcium, immunity

Calcium

Milk, yogurt cheese

Needed for cell genesis and brain function

Meditation has been a useful tool for countless people around the world from generation to generation.

Meditation has been a useful tool for countless people around the world from generation to generation.

Stress Management

A big part of the reason why stress has the effect it does is due to poor management strategies. Experiment with different techniques and use what works for you.

Affirmations work wonderfully for some people, while meditation works for others. If you need extra help, there’s no shame in finding a good psychologist who specializes in coping. Other options include reflexology, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and deep breathing.

Once you can handle what’s going on more efficiently, you’ll be able to concentrate on bringing more positivity into your life through your own actions and thoughts.

Tell Someone You Love Them Every Day

This might seem a little strange, but expressing love for another can help ease the pressure on you because it’s such a positive action. It doesn’t need to be a human, either. It can be your cat, dog or any other pet you keep. Not only will you make someone else feel better, you’ll feel a little better, too.

Don’t forget to tell yourself that, either. Loving yourself leads to positive changes because you automatically want to care for yourself.

Reflect on Personal Successes

Not only will looking at past victories give you a much needed ego boost, it can make moving forward more easy. Those successes remind you of your strength and can be used to seek your current goals, even if they’re only “I will get through the day without breaking something”.

Take It One Day at a Time

Through organizing your days and focusing on individual steps or tasks, you’re less likely to become overwhelmed. Living in the present will not only allow you to do a better job, it will actually get the job done more quickly than if you spent time fretting about what else you need to do.

You’re human, and you have many great qualities, but you can only do one thing at a time. Accept it and let yourself focus on what’s right in front of you for a while.

Even as the storm clouds roll in, there is still beauty to lift the spirit. Notice these things to bring stress levels down and positivity levels up.

Even as the storm clouds roll in, there is still beauty to lift the spirit. Notice these things to bring stress levels down and positivity levels up.

Be Grateful For the Good Things

Even at the darkest of times, there is still some positivity in our lives. Even during a storm, rain can feel refreshing against our skin and roiling clouds have their own dramatic beauty. At the very least, you can look forward to the fresh scent of a clean world once the darkness passes.

Be thankful for all of the little things. The fact you can even read this is something to be grateful for. The soothing darkness when you close your eyes is another.

Be thankful for the big things. Friends, family and the ability to continue living are all precious.

Through finding positivity already in our lives, we will feel just a little better. When we do that, more positivity comes rolling right on in. That’s called the Law of Attraction, and it happens every day.

Take Breaks

When you need to, take five minutes to walk away for a little while.

There’s a reason why companies are federally mandated to give their employees 15 minute breaks when they work over 5 hours a day. They prevent burnout, and they can actually help avoid physical problems, including circulatory disorders and repetitive motion injuries. So remember to pause, stretch, take a moment to live in the now and find one good thing about your situation.

Regardless of how difficult things get, keeping an eye on the lighter side of life will allow you to get through the rough times and further appreciate the good. You’ll find more and more positive energy in your life, and stress will be easier to handle.

Comments

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on April 06, 2020:

Nice hub. Well illustrated.

Emilie S Peck (author) from Minneapolis, MN on October 08, 2013:

Thank you very much!

Yes, I'm another one who needs more sleep when the stress monster comes a-knockin'. That's interesting about the blood sugar levels, but I guess that ties into healthy eating habits, right?

Now I'm craving a Snickers. ;)

Jeffrey Maskel from Boulder, CO on October 04, 2013:

Very good hub. Just what I needed at that moment. Sleep is definitely a huge factor for me when stress is involved. I've my blood sugar has a pretty noticeable impact as well. I feel like I'm the life imitating art for those snickers commercials. Anyway, great hub!

Emilie S Peck (author) from Minneapolis, MN on March 24, 2013:

Thank you, and you're very welcome!

Panga Sandu Teodor from Romania on March 24, 2013:

very interesting post .thanks for share

Emilie S Peck (author) from Minneapolis, MN on March 02, 2013:

That would be nice, wouldn't it?

NatNatNC from North Carolina on March 01, 2013:

I wish I could convince other people in my life to follow these tips and it would reduce the levels of stress in my life.

Emilie S Peck (author) from Minneapolis, MN on December 31, 2012:

Thank you, and that's great to hear. :)

nuffsaidstan on December 31, 2012:

Some great ideas here, i used to be always stressed out now i cope much better.

Emilie S Peck (author) from Minneapolis, MN on October 25, 2012:

Thank you! Stress is indeed a massive problem, I agree completely.

Deborah from Las Vegas on October 25, 2012:

Great hub ESP, stress is monumental for modern people. Voted up and great job. The information is an effective read.

Emilie S Peck (author) from Minneapolis, MN on October 25, 2012:

Not a problem. Thank you for reading and commenting!

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on October 25, 2012:

Thanks for suggesting the techniques for managing stress levels. It is a very common problem for young and old alike in today's world. Your hub is going to benefit many people. Thanks for sharing.

Emilie S Peck (author) from Minneapolis, MN on October 24, 2012:

No problem! Synchronicity, 'eh? I think I sense another article in the making. ;)

KitWolfren on October 24, 2012:

Just what I was thinking on today. :D Thanks hon!

Emilie S Peck (author) from Minneapolis, MN on October 24, 2012:

Yes! That's a pretty chronic problem for a lot of people - me included. You're very welcome! :)

Written Up from Oklahoma City, OK on October 24, 2012:

I know I could use a little more rest for my personal stress levels - thanks for the reminder!! :)

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