Help yourself stop negatively effecting your body and the way you act by some small but powerful tips that change your life but cost nothing, can be done anywhere and is a simple way to change to a positive mind set. Read on for inner harmony.
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What keeps you up at night? What can make you feel terrible even when you look great? Makes you depressed or gives you anxiety about life? Do you blow your top at family and friends and know that it's not them … but you? Are you dealing with tension headache, upset stomach, fatigue or loss of appetite?
Well it really could be all from stress. Stress in our busy world is real no getting around it. With work, family, and outside commitments the pressure to preform and get the job done can make a day feel like a week and its true that the right amount of stress can be helpful. It encourages us to get that project done or to train for that up coming marathon but if you stay awake at night worrying about it and feel like you're always mad, sad and angry…then you may be internalizing your stress and it may be trigging you in ways you don't want it to.
The number one way to help manage stress is getting more sleep, as sleep is the single most important step you can take in fighting off infection, boosting your metabolism and keeping your body healthy, this one thing does the body good. The recommended 8 hours a night keeps your body in tune and working at top notch to help fight off stress and other diseases but there are time in life that 8 hours of sleep is a dream. Can you relate? Below are some other tips and tricks recommended by doctors for dealing with those things that bring on the negative feelings in your mind and what to do about them.
Read on to learn more tips for managing stress.
Tips for Managing Stress
Find the source of your stress: Once you know what's causing your discomfort, you can take steps to deal with it. So identify the stress you have at work, at home, and in your relationships.
Get support: Spending time with people who care about you is a key buffer. You can confide in each other or do things that are fun.
Practice having healthy thoughts: What you think, how you think, and what you expect out of situations can affect how you feel. You can learn to change stressful thinking. One common mistake is to focus on the way things “should” be. (Example: “I should be more productive around the house.”) Another mistake is to make broad statements based on one small fact. (Example: “I'm failing at my job because I had one food splurge.”) Many books can teach you how to improve your self-talk. Certain types of counseling, including cognitive behavioral therapy, can help you focus on more empowering thoughts, too.
Get moving: Exercise eases stress by letting you blow off tension. Flexible muscles are also less likely to become tense when you're stressed. If you have a medical condition, are over age 45, or haven't been active for a while, it’s best to check with your doctor before starting an exercise routine, so you know what's OK for you to do.
Eat a better diet: You probably already know how smart it is to eat more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and less sugar, caffeine, and alcohol. When you make that shift, you'll have more energy to handle stress.
Lighten your load: Having too many commitments or responsibilities on your schedule can lead to stress. Start asking others for help, and find ways to free up more of your time.
Take steps to improve your sleep: Set a regular bedtime and waking-up time, and stick to them. Before you go to bed, wind down with meditation or relaxation techniques. Just sitting quietly for a few minutes can make a difference.
If your sleep problems persist, talk to a doctor. They can help you address your stress and help you figure out what's causing it.
Source: WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on April 30, 2017
We hope this helps you in the quest for a better – happier life. Love to hear from our readers. If you have some tip on managing stress leave them in the comment area and help pass the news along.
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