Coping With Stress
Coping with stress is
something that everyone should learn how to do. It is
important for both your mental and physical wellbeing.
* Exercise often. Go to the park and walk for 20-30 minutes either every day or
every other day. Exercise relieves tension and produces a calming effect.
Perhaps joining a gym with a friend would be more to your liking. Studies
have shown that taking a brief 10 minute walk during intense times will increase
the amount of oxygen to your brain, allowing you to think more clearly and
ultimately helping you to make better decisions.
Stress is the 'wear and tear' our bodies experience as we adjust to our
constantly changing environment. Stress has both physical and emotional effects
on us and can it can create positive or negative feelings. We all
experience it at one time or another; this trespasser called stress. It is
perhaps the number one cause of most health problems today.
Letís explore ways of coping with stress that are
both healthy and effective.
* Talk about the problems you are experiencing with
friends, loved ones or a professional. Keeping
everything bottled up will only create more problems
later on. Join a support group with people experiencing
similar problems. When coping with stress it is
very important not to keep everything inside so try
finding a friend or a professional whom you can talk to.
You can also write your feelings down in a journal.
Moving things out of your head and onto paper can help
you release a lot of the inner turmoil you may feeling.
*No one is perfect. Give yourself a break. Try to reach a healthy balance
between what really needs to be done now and what can wait. Also give yourself
permission to ask others for help when you need it.
* Healthy meals can become an important factor in limiting your stress. Ensure
you eat three meals a day, and make an effort to avoid too much caffeine and
sugar. Try Eating an orange, drinking some juice, taking a Vitamin C supplement.
Here are a few foods that are rich in vitamin C: broccoli, brussels sprouts,
cabbage, cauliflower, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, strawberries, grapefruit and
* Meditation has been proven to reduce your blood
pressure, and helps to dramatically reduce your stress level. Meditation and/or
prayer will help you to keep in touch with your spiritual side. Meditation is a
very effective method of relaxation. To meditate, quiet your mind and allow
yourself to focus on one thing, such as your breath. Find a relaxed comfortable
position where Try visualizing good health and peace as you inhale. While you
are breathing out breathe out all of your stress. Set aside approximately 20
minutes for this exercise. Upon completion, you will see just how much more
relaxed your mind and body is.
Coping with stress can be challenging. Every day you seem to be pulled in every
direction, trying to accommodate others. The first priority is to take care of
you. You are the thread which holds your family together. If you are stressed,
you wonít be much good to anyone.
Life is too short; and stress can reduce it further.
Nothing is more important than your health or state of
mind. Coping with stress is one of the keys to living a
longer, happier life.
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