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6 ALTERNATIVE WAYS to handle stress

Stress has a way of getting the best of us sometimes. There are so many ways to combat anxiety and shift yourself out of a stress response while it’s underway. The important thing is to make the effort and remember that as human beings, we aren’t meant to be processing high levels of stress chemicals in our bodies and minds the way most of us do on a daily basis.

If you’re noticing yourself reacting to stress and being gripped by it throughout your day, it can be a signal to you—a physical manifestation that your body is exhibiting to get you to pay attention to it. And we love our bodies, these great vessels that contain all of who we are. Stress side effects can include ans not be limited to; headaches, anxiety, fatigue, insomnia, indigestion, irritability, chest pain, weight gain, and unhealthy consumptions. We need to reflect on how we feel so instead were kind and loving where you can. That can look like tuning in before, during, or after stressful reactions, guiding yourself through them with any and all tools. This is what we call practicing extreme self-care in the truest sense. And by pushing against stress with practical tools, you are stepping into another way of operating in the world in a more high-functioning capacity. Not to mention, you’ll live longer and look younger—we’re sold. Here are some next-level ways to move into your Zen-est self.


Those long, cool, boho beaded necklaces with a tassel? Get one. They have a higher purpose than just adorning your awesomeness. Most of them have 108 beads, which is a sacred number in India. These japa malas are traditionally used to keep count while silently reciting a mantra, phrase, or affirmation as your fingers move over each bead. You might say something as simple as “I am whole and complete” or “I am loved,” or even a sacred mantra like “Om Namah Shivaya” or “Sat Nam.” Whatever one you choose—that resonates for you—will calm you mentally and physically when you’re in a tight spot, moving you out of a stressful moment. When you put that necklace back around your neck, you’ll be high-vibing throughout the rest of your day, with those beads holding your intention, uplifting you, and reminding you to stay in your center.


Your subconscious mind (SM) dictates 90% of your life. It holds all your memories of everything that’s ever been said or happened to you, your imagination, as well as all your emotions. And the kicker is that it’s surrounded by your autonomic nervous system (ANS), which is in charge of all the chemicals that create the stress response. By working with your SM, you can go right to the juggernaut of the stress regulation source.

You have programming in the SM that wires you to become stressed and triggered around specific situations. The SM sends signals to the ANS to release those chemicals into your body to keep you safe and alive. Those responses aren’t totally necessary when you are dealing with a boss, a deadline, traffic, or a relationship—you don’t need to be in fight-or-flight mode for your survival. But those signals and chemicals are indiscriminate, and they flood your system anyway. By learning some easy, specific ways to put yourself into light self-hypnosis, you can reprogram your own SM, so you’re more relaxed around ideas of success, power, love, abundance, and even traffic. Then you can move into alignment with both your conscious and subconscious minds. You’ll become a powerhouse, and you’ll naturally be less activated by the same external circumstances that used to send you into a tailspin: #winning.


The miracle tone 528 hertz is a healing frequency that promotes emotional and full-body/cell restoration at the DNA level. You can find this incredible sound online. Listening to it will both relax your mind and provide you with an increased amount of energy in your body—always welcome when you feel at the mercy of stress’s ravaging effects.