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How To Reduce Stress Naturally – 5 Ways To Stop Stress

When it comes to our society, there is one thing eating away at us day and night…

Stress

Rampant everywhere from the cortisol filled gyms, to the workplace and of course the adrenaline junkies getting high on stimulants at your local Starbucks.

Luckily, there are plenty of ways to reduce stress naturally.

5 Ways To Reduce Stress Naturally

1. Deep Breathing and Mediation

Now one of the most crucial high leverage skills that will give you mastery over your body is breathing, and it’s also one of the best ways to cut down stress.

By learning to incorporate and practice deep breathing every day, whether that be a form of meditation or simply just a deep-breathing session at the end of the night, it can dramatically help lower stress and have other benefits like improving blood pressure levels (1, 2.)

Another fantastic resourced is Breathing Techniques: A Guide to Science and Methods

2. Training Your Body For Stress Through Resilience

Now, this is something that is often counterintuitive.

There are two types of stress; eustress and distress

Distress is what we commonly experience day to day, when we have too much work or “start to get stressed out.”

Eustress is a useful antifragile type of stress that helps you grow and get better from it.

An easy way to think about it is that the stress your muscles take when they are moving through repetitions is breaking them down but building them up stronger (musculation.)

Using Eustress via Cold Showers(3), Saunas(4), Hyperbaric chambers (5) and other methods can be a beneficial way to build a tolerance to stress.

3. Getting Nutrients and Electrolytes

If your body doesn’t have the proper nutrients or electrolytes odds are that you will be stressed out.

Think about it.

If your car doesn’t have gas, well it doesn’t run… AT ALL

Now, you can run on diminished amounts of nutrients, but the point is that you don’t want to because it stresses out the body.

Making sure to get nutrients during times of stress, especially electrolytes(6), is an easy way to cut down stress.

4. Have An Electronic Detox

While I’m not exactly talking about taking time off of social media, which is a must (if you have phone-addiction click here) what I am talking about is the fact that we are being pounded with EMFs.

Electronics give out something called negative ions, and while not inherently bad for you, it can become stressful with the amount we are getting day-to-day.

That’s why grounding is so crucial because it makes it easy to detox the body and help with the positive to negative ion balance.

I know, I know. This sounds wu-wu.

Although, more and more research is showing proof of these effects.

While taking a break from your cell-phone is beneficial regardless of EMFs, this is something easy to practice once a week to get rid of stress.(7, 8, 9)

Take a day off from your electronics (or at least a few hours.)

5. Sex

Sex is one of the best de-stressors known to man and women.

By having sex, we allow our bodies to return fully to the present, and we help to both relieve and connect.

Sex is one of the easiest ways to reduce stress, but of course, don’t become a sex addict to get rid of your stress.

Make sure sex doesn’t feed an addiction problem, but as a way to further connect and reduce future anxiety(10.)

Have some sex when you are truly stressed out.

Where This Applies In Heightened Living

HL is all about the HLS and how they can help you in the long-run.

Learning how to manage stress and even turn it into something that helps you is so important.

It can make or break your day-to-day.

That’s why the skill of managing stress spans across mind, body, and life.

Sometimes we get hit with a lot, but knowing how to bend like bamboo and recoil can give you the power back in your life.

Thanks for reading,

Austin

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