|제목||[No. 220 Special] How to Manage Stress|
How to Manage Stress
Cheongdae Times Editor-in-Chief, Gyeong-Im Bok
There is a stress always around us like the air. Especially, many things are restricted due to COVID-19 and the stress is getting worse.
Even before the COVID-19 situation, the stress of modern people was already saturated. The stress caused by the Corona virus added to the existing stress, so people are even more exhausted. It is not enough to have a happy life every day. A life full of stress will not definitely be fun.
Therefore, we must be able to manage stress. If you perform your own stress management secrets and the stress relievers written in the article together, you can cope perfectly with stress.
1. Face the stress
First, if you get stress, it is important to find the cause of stress. The process of finding the cause of stress will not be fun. Rather, you may get more stress while looking for the cause.
Nevertheless, you have to face the cause of stress to solve it. Next, you have to admit that you are angry and uncomfortable because of stress. And imagine the benefits of stress.
You can think about the experience and rewards that you will get after dealing with stress and have to think of stress positively. Finally, you have to set a goal to eliminate the cause of your stress.
I also recommend confiding in others about stress. You will feel much better after talking about stress. You do not have to think in a hurry, just try the above methods calmly. Then your stress will disappear.
Stress can be eliminated by exercise. It doesn’t have to be high-level muscle exercise or exhausting exercise. Light stretching or a short aerobic exercise is adequate. It is the best to sweat a little while exercising. After you sweat pleasantly, you will get a sense of accomplishment and feel better.
It is good to stretch before you exercise. You can do any stretch you know. Stretching doubles the effect of exercise and prevents injury. If you warm up enough by stretching, you can start exercising.
You can walk in place or go outside. You can’t walk too slow.
-Go up and down stairs
If there are no stairs around you, build solid objects and go up and down on them.
In other words, this is jump in place. Move both legs up and down alternately. speed have to quick. Raise your knees high. Move your arms back and forth widely.
Stand upright with your feet attached. Raise your arms above your head and clap your hands. At the same time, jump in place and spread both legs shoulder width apart. Jump again and go back to the first position. Repeat 15 to 20 times.
Spread both feet shoulder width apart. Clench both hands and place in front of the chest or stretch straight forward. Spread your tiptoes outwards at 15 to 20 degrees. Straighten your upper body and pull your hips back. Bend your knees and sit in the air. Hold for about 3 seconds. Back to first posture. Do 3 sets of 10 reps.
Meditation calms the mind and relieves fatigue. Meditation is difficult and boring at first. However, if you keep doing it, you will definitely realize the power of meditation.
How to meditation
1. Do light stretching because you should stay still for a long time.
2. Dress as comfortably as possible.
3. Set the time. I recommend 15 to 20 minutes for beginners.
4. Get comfortable.
5. Close your eyes and take a deep breath.
6. Empty your mind and head. If you cannot concentrate, imagine a peaceful image, sound, or word. You can create a comfortable place in your head and stay that place.
If you cannot meditate, I recommend to read a book instead. Reading is a very effective way to relieve stress. The contents of the book should not be too serious or provocative.
I recommend a book that can be read you can easily fall into story. For example, self-improvement books and fantasy novels and so on.
Until now, I introduced some stress relievers. These methods are not immediately and significantly effective. However, if anyone is feeling overwhelmed due to stress, I would like you to read this article and remind yourself that need a healing time once again.