How to manage stress
Stress is a part of life, because life is not something we totally control but that doesn’t mean we have to react to a difficult and challenging situation by feeling overwhelmed or distraught. The more stressed out we are, the less open we are to the beauty and pleasure of life.
Stress can be caused by different factors which can be thought as personal stress like financial independence such as debt, and inadequate money or social factors such as discrimination, and abuse of the drug. The environment also is a cause of stress such as noise pollution and change in climate condition.
If you are stressed all the time, it put you at risk of depression, heart disease, and another form of anxiety and worry. Many of these negative consequences can be reduced; stress reduction is a vital part of lifestyle just like diet and exercise. The key is to stop stress before it stops you; here are some health techniques that research as shown to help reduce stress.
Eat well-balanced meals: Eating whole and real foods without skipping any meals restores balance and reduce the effects of stress on your body. Avoid too much sugar, caffeine, and alcohol. Focus on clean proteins, fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and healthy fats help regulate your hormones levels including stress hormones.
Exercise Regularly: Exercise benefits your mind just as well as your body. Once you are in the habit of being physically active, daily activities that require moving both your legs and arms like running, walking, cycling, dancing, swimming and aerobics classes are good choices at relieving stress. It helps you feel good and relieve both the physical and emotional effects of stress.
Think positively: Keep a positive and realistic attitude. Make an effort to break out of the cycle of negative thoughts that often accompanies enormous stress and replace with positive ones and accept the fact that you can’t control certain things.
Manage your time wisely: Your workload can cause stress if you don’t manage your time well. This may be a key source of stress for very many people. Make a list of all the things that you need to do and list them in order of genuine priority and accept that you cannot do everything at once. Remember to include time for your own relaxation and well-being.
Relaxation: Having few minutes relax can help to relieve the symptoms of stress. It can help you calm down by taking a step back from a stressful situation. Learn to listen to cool music, getting a body massage is a very good way to relax, it can be done either by a family member or getting a professional massage.
Get enough sleep: Lack of sleep is an important cause of stress. When you are stressed; your body needs additional sleep and rest. Get the right amount of sleep and also aim to go to bed at almost the same time each day so that your mind and body can get used to a predictable bedtime routine.