Dealing With Stress
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 6 ways
of dealing with stress in your life.
Stress is your body's way of responding to any kind of demand. It can be
caused by both good and bad experiences. When people feel stressed by
something going on around them, their bodies react by releasing chemicals
into the blood. These chemicals give people more energy and strength, which
can be a good thing if their stress is caused by physical danger. But this
can also be a bad thing, if their stress is in response to something
emotional and there is no outlet for this extra energy and strength.
One of the most immediate and easiest ways of dealing with stress is
responding to your body's physical symptoms. Sometimes this can be as
easy as stopping what you're doing and taking a few deep, relaxing
breaths. Sound too easy? Well try it.
* 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.
* 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.
* Yoga exercises. Sit in a quiet room alone and begin breathing
exercises. Choose a mantra which will help you to stay
* Music does calm the savage beast. Listen to some classical or
instrumental music. Ocean or nature sounds are a perfect
way to release stress.
* 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.
* Sleep deprivation can cause stress. Go to bed early. Seven to eight
hours sleep can make all the difference.
Dealing 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
Give yourself a break every now and then. Buy a new
outfit; go to a movie; do something youíve always wanted
to do. Your family can take care of themselves for one
day. Alone time is just as important to you as it is for
everyone else. Think of yourself as a gas tank;
eventually you will run out of fuel.
Laughter is a wonderful release. Youíve probably noticed
those times when youíve laughed so hard, you cried. This
is probably due to the fact you havenít laughed in a
while, and the tension released through laughter is the
best cure-all method for dealing with stress-related
Avoid stressful situations whenever possible. If you are
a working mom, itís probably not the job but the people
who are causing you the most stress. Take everything in
If you canít finish a task, donít worry about it. If
dinner doesnít turn out as you expected, improvise or
Life is too short; and stress can reduce it further.
Nothing is more important than your health or state of
mind. Eleanor Roosevelt wisely said, ďNo one can make
you a victim without your consent.Ē She was right; it
is, after all, up to you.
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