Between the various uncertainties, frustrations, and tragedies of life, it’s not exactly surprising that many people would find themselves dealing with chronic stress on a routine basis.
In fact, habitual, chronic stress is enough of a widespread and consistent problem, that there is a huge industry out there for potential solutions – ranging from CBD vape products with rainbow vape battery accessories, to instructional books and videos on deep breathing exercises.
If you’re sceptical about these stress busting techniques, here are a few ways daily stress management practices can help to change your life for the better.
By giving you the space to identify and focus on what you find meaningful, rather than only seeing what is urgent
When you are stressed out, it is natural that you will essentially be incapable of thinking about the more meaningful “bigger picture” stuff, in the face of the less meaningful but more immediate and “urgent” concerns that are probably staring you in the face at the moment.
While urgent concerns certainly do need to be addressed, it’s important to realise that spending your life focusing wholly – or even primarily – on those concerns can completely distract you from the things that actually add richness, purpose, and depth to your life. The things, in other words, that truly matter.
Coming up with a good series of stress management techniques helps you to significantly increase your ability to identify and focus on what you find truly meaningful in life, rather than only seeing what is immediate and urgent.
By helping to improve your interpersonal relationships with others
One of the really awful things about chronic stress is that it can severely interfere with the interpersonal relationships we have with others – particularly with those who we are the closest to, and cherish the most in life.
Chronic stress naturally tends to make people short tempered, distracted and inattentive, and prone to reading negative and hostile motives into interactions where they were not present.
Coming up with effective stress busting techniques isn’t just something that you should do for your own health and sense of wellness, it’s also something that you should do for the sake of the people you hold dear, and the relationships you have with them.
By helping you to appreciate the beauty present in the world around you
When all is said and done, a major part of the magic and beauty of life isn’t found so much in our goals for the future, but in the experiences that we have in the present moment – either of acting and living in alignment with our values and ideals, or the beauty and experience of the moment itself.
Tragically, when we are stressed out, we are typically not in a position to actually notice and appreciate the beauty that is present in the world around us.
Having some good stress busting techniques at hand can help you to appreciate the beauty of the sunset, or the smell of the freshly cut grass again.