Stress Management with controlling the senses

 

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Sights:

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If you’re a visual person, try to manage and relieve stress by surrounding yourself with soothing and uplifting images. You can also try closing your eyes and imagining the soothing images. Here are a few visually based activities that may work as quick stress relievers:

Look at a cherished photo or a favorite memento.
Bring the outside indoors; buy a plant or some flowers to enliven your space.
Enjoy the beauty of nature—a garden, the beach, a park, or your own backyard.
Surround yourself with colors that lift your spirits.
Close your eyes and picture a situation or place that feels peaceful and rejuvenating.

Sound;

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Are you sensitive to sounds and noises? Are you a music lover? If so, stress-relieving exercises that focus on your auditory sense may work particularly well. Experiment with the following sounds, noting how quickly your stress levels drop as you listen:

Sing or hum a favorite tune. Listen to uplifting music.
Tune in to the soundtrack of nature—crashing waves, the wind rustling the trees, birds singing.
Buy a small fountain, so you can enjoy the soothing sound of running water in your home or office.
Hang wind chimes near an open window.
Vocal toning:  Vocal toning can be a speedy way to use your breath and voice to relieve stress—even if you can’t sing or consider yourself “tone-deaf.” Try sitting up straight and simply making “mmmm” sounds with your lips together and teeth slightly apart, listening intently. Experiment by changing the pitch and volume until you experience a pleasant vibration in your face and, eventually, your heart and stomach.

Vocal toning can have two interesting effects. Firstly, it can help reduce the stress hormones adrenaline and cortisol, making it an effective means of stress relief. Try sneaking off to a quiet place to spend a few minutes toning before a meeting with your boss and see how much more relaxed and focused you feel.

Secondly, vocal toning exercises the tiny muscles of the inner ear (the smallest in the body). While this might not seem like a big deal, these muscles help you detect the higher frequencies of human speech that impart emotion and tell you what someone is really trying to say. So not only will you feel more relaxed in that meeting with your boss, you’ll also be better able to understand what he’s trying to communicate.

chanting of GAYATRI MANTRA is the most effective way; vibes created by the mantra are most effective , not only to relax you but to develop many more mental faculties;

Smell and scents:

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If you tend to zone out or freeze when stressed, surround yourself with smells that are energizing and invigorating. If you tend to become overly agitated under stress, look for scents that are comforting and calming.

Light a scented candle or burn some incense.
Lie down in sheets scented with lavender.
Smell the roses—or another type of flower.
Enjoy the clean, fresh air in the great outdoors.
Spritz on your favorite perfume or cologne.
Taste

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Slowly savoring a favorite treat can be very relaxing, but mindless eating will only add to your stress and your waistline. The key is to indulge your sense of taste mindfully and in moderation. Eat slowly, focusing on the feel of the food in your mouth and the taste on your tongue:

Chew a piece of sugarless gum.
Indulge in a small piece of dark chocolate.
Sip a steaming cup of coffee or tea or a refreshing cold drink.
Eat a perfectly ripe piece of fruit.
Enjoy a healthy, crunchy snack (celery, carrots, or trail mix).

Touch

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Experiment with your sense of touch, playing with different tactile sensations. Focus on things you can feel that are relaxing and renewing. Use the following suggestions as a jumping-off point:

Wrap yourself in a warm blanket.
Pet a dog or cat.
Hold a comforting object (a stuffed animal, a favorite memento).
Soak in a hot bath.
Give yourself a hand or neck massage.
Wear clothing that feels soft against your skin.

Movement

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If you tend to shut down when you’re under stress or have experienced trauma, stress-relieving activities that get you moving may be particularly helpful. Anything that engages the muscles or gets you up and active can work. Here are a few suggestions:

Run in place or jump up and down.
Dance around.
Stretch or roll your head in circles.
Go for a short walk.
Squeeze a rubbery stress ball.
The power of imagination

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Sensory-rich memories can also quickly reduce stress. After drawing upon your sensory toolbox becomes habit, try simply imagining vivid sensations when stress strikes. Believe it or not, the sheer memory of your baby’s face will have the same calming or energizing effects on your brain as seeing her photo. So if you can recall a strong sensation, you’ll never be without access to quick stress relief tools.

MEDITATION takes care of controlling all the senses hence the best thing for STRESS Management; GAYATRI Mantra is very effective for achieving concentration;

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