Methods that professionals use to relieve stress
Psychologists are the specialists who help us solve problems, overcome fears and clarify our feelings so that we can be calm and healthy.
However, even psychologists are human beings who sometimes have to cope with stress. Bright Side reveals some methods that even professionals use to reduce stress.
They write anything that comes to their mind
John Duffy, a clinical psychologist and author of a book on parenting teenagers, says: “To reduce stress, keep notes. I write down thoughts, situations, relationships with people, ideas and give structure to everything that comes to my mind. This creative process is really helpful because we forget about problems, thoughts become clearer and tension is reduced. Afterwards, I can see things from a different perspective."
They choose the ingredients for a meal they want to cook
Psychotherapist, writer and lecturer Jeffrey Sumber uses such methods to cope with stress: “When I feel depressed, I like to eat. But it has to be healthy food or a dish I've never made before. I spend a lot of time in the shops to choose the ingredients. Then I arrange them very carefully. I often post the results on Facebook to make my friends jealous."
Tighten the muscles
American psychotherapist Kevin Chapman uses the method of progressive muscle relaxation, which was developed in 1920. The idea is simple: after every strong tension, comes a strong relaxation. This means that you should tighten your muscles for 10 seconds and then focus on the feeling of relaxation for 20 seconds. There are 200 exercises for all muscle groups in total. Just remember to pay attention to each muscle group.
Don't react during a situation
Psikologia Susan Krauss Whitbourne nuk lufton stresin. Ajo ka një praktikë të veçantë që, përsëritë kur është e stresuar. Ajo thotë: “Nuk mund ta ndryshoj situatën, por unë mund ta ndryshoj reagimin tim.” Një reagim pozitiv në një situatë negative ndihmon në shmangien e stresit dhe madje edhe në marrjen e disa përvojave nëse e trajtoni atë si një sfidë. Ju gjithashtu mund të mësoni nga gabimet tuaja.
Ndaloni mendimet negative
Psikologu Martin Seligman rekomandon një metodë të lehtë dhe popullore që ndihmon në pastrimin e kokës nga mendimet negative. Vendos duart në kokë dhe bërtisni, “Stop! Unë do të mendoj për këtë më vonë! Përdorni truqet e tilla për të ndaluar ciklin e mendimeve dhe për të shtyrë një problem për një kohë. Pastaj, përpiquni të kaloni vëmendjen, duke bërë stërvitje ose duke u marrë më diçka.
Merruni me gjëra që ju pëlqejnë
Psychotherapist Amy Przeworski recommends that you find a period of time when you can do whatever you want. Do what you want, and whatever makes you happy. Avoid chores, negative thoughts and things that bore you.