How to Unwind When You Have a Problem With Stress

problem with stress tips to unwindIf you feel like you have a problem with stress, and can’t seem to let go of your worries, here are some tips to unwind.

You don’t need to keep struggling with stressful thoughts. It’s time for you to do something about it.

I’m writing about this topic because I’m a bestselling author on behavioral change and founder of the therapist recommended self-paced online course called The Anxiety Cure.

I love to help people to live calmer, happier lives. So I put together this article with tips unwind when you have problems with stress and anxiety.

5 Tips To Unwind When You Have A Problem With Stress

By following this guide, you will soon find that you can let the stress you have go, so you can focus on the positive things that you have going on in your life.

1. Attempt Guided Imagery

One of the first things you need to do is attempt guided imagery. By doing this, you can take your mind on a short vacation. You can do a lot of different things here, you can imagine yourself in a happy place or you can imagine yourself sitting by a beach listening to the waves. You can also smell the ocean or you can feel the warm sand underneath your feet. Guided imagery can be done with a recording too. All you have to do is sit back and listen to someone as they walk you through a peaceful scene. You can do this yourself or you can try and come up with your own imagery. By doing this, you will soon find that it is easier for you to get the result you want.

2. Meditate

Meditationmeditation is a nemesis to anxiety can bring you a great deal of short term stress relief. It can also give you lasting stress relief benefits too. There are lots of different forms of meditation that you can take advantage of here, and each one comes with its own appeal.

You might find that you benefit from having a mantra too. This is something that you repeat in your mind as you try and take a few deep breaths. You might also want to take a few minutes to practice mindfulness. Simply pay attention to everything you see, hear and taste.

When you are able to focus on the here and now, you may find that it becomes more difficult for your mind to wander about anything that might be happening in the future. 

3. Progressive Muscle Relaxation

Progressive muscle relaxation involves you trying to relax all of the muscles in your body. You need to take a few deep breaths if you can. When you have done this, you then need to focus on tightening and relaxing every muscle group. Start with your forehead and then work your way down to your toes. With practice, you will soon find that it becomes easier to recognise tension. You may also find that you are able to experience a sweeping relaxation sensation as well which is great, to say the least.

4. Video Games

If you can, you should also try and play video games. Video games are a great way for you to explore different worlds and it also takes you away from the current moment. By playing video games, you will soon find that it becomes easier for you to escape the stress you are under. If you aren’t good at video games then one thing you can do is try and get access to some modded accounts. If you can do this then you will soon find that it is easier for you to get one step ahead of your competition.

5. Focus on Breathing

sit breathe relax stress mindfulness quotesIf possible, you need to focus on breathing. When you do focus on taking a few deep breaths, you will soon find that you are able to unwind. You’ll feel the tension leave your body.

And if you feel as though you are not able to focus on breathing as much as you should, explore a meditation app. When you download something like this, you will have someone who can talk you through everything and the deep breaths that you need to take. You also have someone who can ground you in the current moment.

Try using headphones for the result. When you do, you’ll really immerse yourself. Close your eyes and make sure that you focus on how each breath is making you feel. If you can do this then you will soon find that it becomes easier to enjoy stress relief.

Recap: Tips To Unwind When You Have Stress Problems

So as you can see, there are many things you can do to help yourself unwind when you feel tension and stress. Why not see if you can help yourself today by trying some of the above techniques for yourself?

Get More Tools to Manage Stress

Explore my self-paced and bestselling therapist recommended audio and video program: The Anxiety Cure Course.

Think happier. Think calmer.

Think about subscribing for free weekly tools here.

No SPAM, ever! Read the Privacy Policy for more information.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This