I am fascinated by the links and interaction between the language we use and our daily reality. It struck me today that there is a strong link between the words “Get it out” and “Stress” (AKA worry, anxiety, troubles, problems, etc) Stress and and problems for me seem to be almost like physical things which build up inside. Sometimes it feels like a knot, a lump, butterflies, an explosion about to happen, etc. and it is hard to “Get It Out“. Read on and I think you will agree that there is a strong indication in our language that stress is literally something where we can take action to get it out of our systems.
Use any of these tips to get stress out of your life fast.
Laugh It Out – Laugh every day. I keep a joke book now right at the front door for when I notice life would be better with a laugh.
Walk It Out – Great for stress-reduction
Talk It Out – Thrashing out a problem with someone is a great way to get rid of it. Having someone to just hear you out is sometimes all it takes.
Sing It Out – Singing has been shown to improve mood. Do it with others or alone. If you feel your message is not being heard in a crowd, try singing it to them. They’ll pay attention then.
Soak It Out – Right on the money and one of my favorite ways to get rid of stress. Remind yourself before someone else has to tell you. Let those troubles dissolve away in a spa or a bath.
Massage It Out – Need I say more.
Breathe It Out – Fresh air is great to clear the head and reduce stress. Breathe in through your nose and when you breathe out, imagine your stress and worries disappearing out too.
Run It Out – Any kind of exercise focuses the mind and helps you get rid of worries.
Shake It Out – A fun exercise. Jump up and down literally shaking as much of your body as possible. Give it a go.
Crowd It Out – This is a more proactive approach. Fill your life with inspiration so three is simply no room for stress and worries. Just need to be careful that you are not suppressing something which will bubble up later.
Share It Out – Good and bad things are great for sharing. it reduces your load and get it out of your system. Have a simple chat, give a donation to someone, share a drink or meal, whatever.
Hug It Out – Shown to be effective. Give it a go.
Perspective It Out – OK, I know people don’t go around saying Perspective it out, but I couldn’t find a better term. Sometimes a little perspective is all that it takes to reduce those stresses and worries. Get perspective from people who have overcome massive difficulties and achieved great things.
Get It Out – Got a report, or something which has a looming deadline or is overdue? Sometimes it’s best to just get it out in draft form and iron out the issues later. You’ll get feedback and can improve on it and buy some time.
Beat It Out – In Japan, they use the dolls of their bosses so people can give them a good whack. I understand they are made of steel, and need to be replaced regularly(sorry, couldn’t find a reference, it was a long time ago I read this – tips appreciated). It would be a great stress reliever. If you haven’t got a steel figure representing the cause of your stresses and frustrations, try letting your frustrations out on a pillow.
Sit It Out – Good posture is a great way to get rid of stress. Try sitting upright or perhaps one of those kneeling chairs or sitting balls.
Sit It Out (ii) - Patience is also a virtue and sometimes it’s better to just give things time to resolve.
Sleep It Out – I had something just yesterday that bothered me (difficulty in manifesting food for a hungry friend in a restaurant with money in under an hour). It already feels more like an experience than a frustration.
Figure It Out / Work It Out – Spend a few minutes thinking about what is causing you stress and frustration. Write them out on a piece of paper and work out some simple things which you can do to change them.
Cut It Out – One approach for removing stress in your life is simply to avoid the thing that causes you stress. Sometimes this means an unacceptable or impossible compromise, but it is worth considering.
Cut It Out (ii) – Another approach to cut it out is to simply decide to stop worrying about that annoying thing that you will never be able to change.
Let It Out – Bottling things up is never a good way. Let it go.
Wear It Out (ii) – Decide to always look your best. This will give you confidence and remove stress. Wear your best outfit(s) out on a regular basis!
Wear It Out – Be persistent. never give up and you will solve whatever problem you put your mind to. You can do it!!!
Cry It Out – Sometimes this is just the best way.
Check It Out – Problems often turn out to only be half as bad as they seem once you check them out properly. Do some research on the internet or seek advice from a friend or professional.
I hope you agree with me that stress is something which can literally flow out of your body if you let it and know how to help it go.
How do you remove stress from your life – Please let me know with me a comment below.