Stress can affect every aspect of your life, including your health, relationships, and state of mind. There are times when everything seems to come at once and you can end up feeling overwhelmed and out of your depth. When this happens, it can be hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel and power through. This e-book aims to look at ways we can minimise our stress and cope with it in a more productive way when we do have to face it head on. It will look into what you can do to subdue anxiety; what lifestyle changes you can make to feel less stressed; and how to leave the past behind you and move forward.
Forget your fear
The Forget Your Fear e-book has dozens of helpful hints and tips to steer you towards a less stressful life but don’t feel like you have to adopt every change in one go. Taking things one step at a time is important or you may end up stressing yourself out even more than before. Making small changes gradually over time will make a huge difference to your life in the long run.
If you are ready to make some lifestyle changes, start with the easiest thing in the e-book: paced breathing. When your thoughts are racing and you feel like you are losing control, this is an excellent way to pull yourself back down to Earth and collect your thoughts. Sometimes, the chatter in your brain can become so severe that it can cause you to lose sleep, stop you from concentrating and even provoke depressive episodes. Paced breathing is a godsend when you are in these situations. It will slow down your mind and help you concentrate on the present moment. Thoughts will come into your head, but you don’t need to pay them any attention. Just let them come and go without giving them form or power.
Another technique you can use in tandem with this is ‘grounding’, which involves focusing on your body. Close your eyes, take deep breaths and focus your energy on one part of your body. Feel the sensations in the body part and let it come to life without moving it or changing your posture. Use all of your senses and allow yourself to become completely absorbed by the feeling. You should also pay attention to your breathing as it flows in and out of your body.
The ultimate aim of this book is to equip you with the skills and tools you need not only to recognise feelings of stress and anxiety, but to analyse and eventually conquer them. You will come to understand how to harness the strength and power you already have within you and appreciate that you are in control of your own feelings – it just takes practice. With a few simple exercises and lifestyle changes, you would be amazed how much your mental health is improved.
If you take just one thing away from this powerful e-book, let it be that you are normal. Everyone experiences overwhelming thoughts at some point, but some are more prone to it than others. Don’t let this cause you despair, but instead see it as a challenge you need to overcome to live your best quality of life.
Download the ebook here.