Stress is one of the world’s biggest health concerns as it may lead us to many other health issues such as exhaustion, a weak immune system, or even organ damage. Due to the increase in movement, performance, and versatility in today’s society, it is assumed that a person’s stress exposures will increase more in the future. This is why people need to identify their ways of coping with stress.
Coping with stress can be difficult, especially when we have bad coping mechanisms. Different people handle stress differently, and it can both be good and bad. Having either way of coping can have an effect not only on you but also on the people around you. Some examples of bad coping mechanisms are getting into vices such as drinking and smoking, sleeping, ignoring the issue, and even eating.
All these ways of coping with stress can have such a great effect on you and on your family. So, I have a few ways of dealing with stress that is helpful, calming, and even a good way of bonding for you and your family. So, we have the usual things like exercising, taking a bath, getting out of your head, getting some fresh air, going out with friends, and expressing your gratitude, but if you really want to get physical or get things a little more fun and exciting.
It has been shown in different research studies such as Creative Arts Interventions for Stress Management and Prevention, that an excellent way to deal with stress is created through art, dance, and music. What this does is it allows you to express yourself and release the stress in a way that is healthy and helpful to you. Clinicians have observed and documented that among the people who use art, music, and dance as a stress reliever have reaped benefits such as improved moods, improved depression symptoms, and overall just a better quality of life.
What you can do during this stress-relieving activity is just move as your body goes and just let yourself flow. Allowing yourself to be free and flowing can help put your mind at ease, which in turn reduces your stress levels. In some studies, it is found that doing creative activities to release stress can also be useful when done with your family. Through this, you can remove the stress you have individually and to heal as a family. When releasing tension as a family becomes creative and fun, it becomes a bonding moment for everyone, which helps the brain calm down as it knows that you are no longer in an environment where you are being pressured.
Once you do this with your family, it can also be an excellent chance to start communicating with each other on how you feel. Through this, you can talk things through and release unexpressed thoughts or emotions, which leads to healthier home life. So, if you want to have a better way of coping with your stress and you want to spend time with your family, why not try and do activities such as go out for karaoke or to go out and do a Zumba class. This will not only help you release stress as needed, but it also enables you to get into a healthier relationship with your family.
So, the most important thing in all this is that we learn how to properly deal with stress in a way that is beneficial to us and to the people around us. Having bad coping mechanisms will eventually destroy your life and your relationship with the people you love and care for. Say no to bad habits of overeating, sleeping for twelve hours straight, drinking, smoking, or drugs. All this does is harm you in a way that you will one day come to regret. The best way to deal with a stressful situation will always be to find a way to harness those feelings and turn them into creative energy.
At the end of the day, what you will need to remember is that whatever you say or do during a stressful situation will stay with you and the people you interact with permanently. How you respond to stress may make or break you and your relationship with family and friends. This is why you have to weed out the bad habits and turn them into a good opportunity for you to spend time with your family and to get to know yourself as a person.
You will need to let go of what is causing you stress and let the creativity flow through you. Allow yourself to be free and to express because this is your chance at a better life. So, go out there and sing, dance, create.