Feeling stressed out!!!  I venture to say most people feel stress daily.  We live such a crazy lifestyle.  I know personally it was hard for me to sit and watch a movie because I am use to multi taking and I was losing the ability to put my mind on only one track. 

 

I have no major stressors, but constant everyday stress, left to build up can still put a burden on the body.  So I have changed things a tad.  I thought I would share them with you.

 

Daily exercise, I don’t profess to do this enough, but I do know it can make a major impact on the body for the good..  When I do exercised daily, it really helped with lowering my tension level. 

 

Plan and work ahead, I listened to a CD (in the car I even multitask) about managing your life, to live it more wisely.  It mentioned looking ahead, working ahead.  I try to get most projects done now at least 1 month ahead of time… wow, major improvement.  Much of my stress had been self induced because I put things off until I had pressure to get them done.  And now when something unexpected comes up, I am not such a crazy woman.

 

Practice deep breathing exercises. Most of us under stress no long breath as deeply.  Not only does deep breathing relax you it helps clear the mind and emotions.

  1. Sit upright and using your abdominal area, deep through your nose to the count of 8
  2. Hold your breath to the count of 8 (each count being about a second)
  3. Purse your lips and exhale forcefully for the count of 10
  4. Repeat at least 15 times

The first few times I suggest doing this where you don’t have to worry if you get dizzy

 

Learn the magic word…. NO  If doing the task will overwhelm you, you have the right to gently say no.  Also learn that you don’t have to give an excuse.  Just say I am so sorry but I can’t.  Or I wish I could but I can’t. 

 

Laughter is the best medicine. Laughter releases endorphins and other chemicals which make you feel better equipped to handle stress when it happens.

 

Eat and Supplement well.   Process foods are void of nutrients and tax the body’s energy.  Since stress washes out specific nutrients. Omega oils and B complex are helpful for those with no more than every day stress. (B complex caution for those with anxiety and OCD). 

 

Adequate rest is essential, so the body can use the nutrients to replenish and repair the nervous system.

 

And whenever possible… avoid stress.  But the above tips will help you better handle stress so it doesn’t ravage your health.


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