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Basics of Dealing with Stress

Learn the basics of dealing with stress from wellness consultant Samantha Ibarguen in this Howcast video.


I'm Samantha Ibarguen and I'm an energy healer and a wellness consultant in New York City. You can find out more about me and what I do at Integrated Wellness —

So one of the first things you want to do when dealing with stress is simply to recognize that you're stressed. So often we go about our busy lives and maybe we have a headache or we have some muscle tension, some neck tightness, maybe it even gets to the point where we feel nauseous, or we feel dizzy and we're not really quite sure what's going on. Most likely we're probably stressed. In life, we have positive stress and we have negative stress, so if we're going through happy things like a childbirth or a wedding, we can still be stressed about it, and there are still things we can do so that we can start to feel better. Start to breathe deeply, comeback to ourselves, get centered, get grounded and clear our minds. Some other symptoms of stress are: inability to concentrate, inability to relax, feeling overwhelmed by everyday tasks. These are mental and emotional signs of stress that can also take their toll. The next thing that you wanna do once you recognize that you're stressed is to start to address it. There are short term things that you can do and there are long term things. In the short-term, you can very simply start to breathe deeply, start to move your body around start to stretch, use your muscles in a different way. Start to release some of that chronic tension, some of that chronic holding and get fresh blood, fresh oxygen to your body. You can take yoga, you can do meditation, get centered, get your mind calm and clear and start to feel more peaceful. In the long-term, you can see where you can start to make healthy changes in your life. Incorporate exercise, incorporate healthy eating. You can also try to identify your stressors and make a plan to deal with them.

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