Do you feel like you have many responsibilities and too little time for them? It seems like you’re on the verge of exploding? If yes, you are under stress and it’s time to learn how to fight with it.
Stress is a natural defensive reaction of our body to changes that occur. It is caused by situations in which we feel threatened, and that’s why certain physiological reactions of our body are preparing to fight or escape from such a situation.
First signs of stress include: chronic tiredness, exhaustion, poor physical condition, cynicism, negativity, irritability, anger, a sense of obsession, too much excitement for no reason, frequent headaches and impaired appetite, sudden loss or weight increase, insomnia, depression, difficulty in breathing, shortness of breath, shaking hands syndrome, a sense of helplessness, unfounded suspicion …
How to help yourself?
Do sports. You will feel physically and mentally better to cope with stress.
Do things that make you feel happy at least 3 times a week.
At least once a day take a time for yourself.
Think positively. Believe in yourself and in your abilities.
Get rid of stress by massaging the ear shells.
The ear is very sensitive and with touching and massaging certain points can make you relax.
- Lie on your back, put your hands on ears, close your eyes and take a deep breath five times in a row. Then gently massage the inside of the ear shells with your index finger about 2 minutes, making circular movements from the inner side toward the outer part of the ear. Finally, speed up the movements and repeat the exercises 5 times. Every time before doing the exercise, take a deep breath and then exhale.
- Hold the upper part of the ear with the thumb and the index finger so that the index finger is put inside and the thumb on the outside. Thus, massage the ears from top to the lobes. In the end, gently pull the ear lobes up and down 3 times in a row. Complete the treatment with a massage behind the ears. Place the index finger behind the upper part of the ear and gently press with your fingers moving down. Repeat this 3 times.
Experts advise you to focus on specific points on the ear, depending on what your distress is about.
Pressing the upper ears stimulates circulation in the legs, relieves rheumatic diseases and has positive effects on the feet and joints stiffness.
Massaging the middle part of the ear, reduces symptoms in the digestive organs, prevents constipation, and improves the function of the stomach, liver, pancreas, colon and small intestine. Massaging this point also calms the nervous system.
Massaging the ear lobes helps in releasing pain and tension in the head, neck and shoulders, it helps to concentrate better and in fight with migraine.