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Helen Bradfield

The Spiritual Way to Manage Stress and Anxiety

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Helen Bradfield, (2021, January 19). The Spiritual Way to Manage Stress and Anxiety. Psychreg on Wellness. https://www.psychreg.org/spiritual-manage-stress-anxiety/
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Stress and anxiety are unfortunately part of most of our lives. However, stress and anxiety don’t have to define who you are and how you live your life. Rather than letting anxiety and stress get the better of you, it is important to learn how to manage them both, ideally before they get out of control. Don’t keep running yourself into the ground, your mental health and well being are just as important as anything else you do. Self-care is essential to living a healthy and fulfilled life.

Eating right and exercising can help manage both stress and anxiety, but something that is brilliant for anybody of any age is getting in touch and in tune with your spirituality. Spiritual methods including meditation on a daily basis can help you cope with what life throws at you day in and day out.

Tarot

Using tarot cards to help prepare for what is potentially coming your way in the day and the week ahead can help alleviate stress. You can be more prepared and ready to tackle the day if you are more sure of what it might bring.

Numerology

A process whereby you link numbers to energy, allowing you to explore your inner self and really reconnect with what you want and where you are going. A numerology reading, according to Matt Beech, is a process where an expert uses your date of birth and name to calculate your core numbers. Core numbers reveal, and link directly to important aspects of your life such as your heart’s true desire, this is linked to your soul’s urge number. 

Healing herbs and plants

Natural goodness such as cacao can boost your mood and decrease blood pressure (helping to calm you). It is also packed full of important vitamins, nutrients, and minerals.

Meditation and mindfulness

Working meditation into your daily life and routine is essential, even if you can only fit 10 minutes in before bed, or 10 minutes when you wake up. It is beneficial to give yourself this time every day. When you meditate you focus on your breathing and you clear your mind of thoughts and negative energy, you come out of meditation feeling enlightened. Mindfulness is also super important as having time to focus your mind and thoughts on the day ahead and where you want to go can really provide clarity and focus.

Taking care of your body

Your body does such a fantastic job every day of your life, so it is important that you look after it as well as you can. Eating right, including eating plenty of fruit and vegetables as part of a balanced and healthy diet is only part of the process, you also need to exercise to keep your body moving and performing as it should. Eating well and exercising helps maintain your body’s strength, which of course is important when it comes to tackling daily life.

Power of prayer

Taking some time out every day to pray is good for sharing any problems you may be having. Praying for whatever you feel is relevant and important to you and your family can help channel your stress and anxiety. Pray to whoever you choose and remember to be thankful and grateful for what you have in your life, this will help to overcome your worries.

Self reiki

Using self reiki can be powerful, using your own hands to restore balance, reconnect, and reduce stress is what it is all about. Learning where and how to place your hands on both your face and body is what makes self reiki successful.

Spend time in nature

Beauty is truly everywhere you look, stepping outside your front door and appreciating the beauty around you including the birds, plants, and trees can help alleviate any pressure or stress that may have been weighing heavily on your mind.

Final thoughts

Whether you use one of these methods or a combination of ways to tackle stress and anxiety, it is important to always focus on self-care, self-love, and self-appreciation. No matter how busy you seem to get in your daily life, you need to have time for yourself. Taking time for the little things can help. Such as getting lost in a good book, having a warm bubble bath, or taking a walk outside in the fresh air (no matter what the weather). Reconnecting with yourself through spiritual methods and practices is never a waste of time. It really and truly is time and effort that has been spent and invested well. 


Helen Bradfield did her degree in psychology at the University of Edinburgh. She has an ongoing interest in mental health and well-being.


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