Rush hour traffic. Meeting after meeting. Getting the kids to school on time. Paying the bills. Sometimes you just wish that you could cut all the stress out of your life.
It might be a bit far-fetched to move to a tropical island and sip cocktails on the beach all day. But the reality is that stress is a part of your daily life.
Is stress really all that bad?
Some stress might be good. It can motivate you to get everything done. But too much of a good thing can be catastrophic.
What effects does stress have on my body?
The body reacts to stress with physical, mental, and emotional responses.
But in reality, you are much more likely to notice the physical effects. If you experience headaches, an upset stomach, elevated blood pressure, chest pain, and problems sleeping – chances are you are stressed-out.
Stress also has harmful indirect effects. When you use alcohol, tobacco, or drugs to try to relieve stress, this too has negative effects on your health.
Well, I can’t just avoid stressful situations…
Fair point. You can’t exactly tell your boss that you don’t want to attend a meeting because it stresses you out. But there are certain things that you can do to help you avoid putting yourself into stressful situations. Or at least try to minimize the stress that you experience by learning to control how you respond to them.
How do I deal with stress?
After determining what causes stress in your life, you can start to take action against it. Here is an easy plan to help you work through your stress and manage stressful situations…
- Know Your Coping Strategies
The first step is knowing your own coping strategies. Try tracking your stress to record:
- Stressful events
- Your response to them
- How you coped.
After you know what is causing your stress, try making some changes in your life that will help you avoid stressful situations.
- Manage your time
Time management has always been one of the best ways to find the time for more of the things you want and need to do.
It helps you decide which things are important and should take priority. And also which things can wait.
Managing your time makes your life easier, less stressful, and more meaningful.
You will be surprised to find how much time you actually have when you plan your day carefully and manage your time better.
- Look at your lifestyle
Every single choice you make about the way you live affects your stress levels.
Your lifestyle may not cause stress on its own, but it can prevent your body from recovering from it.
Break lifestyle factors into sections as each section has to be dealt with in their own manner. Here are a few of the key lifestyle areas that you can improve to help you handle stress…
- Find a balance between personal, work, and family needs. This isn’t always as easy as it seems. Start by looking at how you spend your time. Maybe there are things that you don’t need to do at all. Finding a balance can be especially hard during the holidays.
- Have a sense of purpose in life. Many people find meaning through connections with family or friends, jobs, their spirituality, or volunteer work. It can even be in the form of a sport or a hobby.
- Get enough sleep. When you sleep, your body recovers from the stresses of the day. If your worries keep you from sleeping, keep a notepad or your cell phone by your bed to record what you are worried about to help you let it go while you sleep. For example, if you are worried you might forget to run an errand the next day, make a note so that you can stop worrying about forgetting.
- Adopt healthy habits. Eat a healthy diet, limit how much alcohol you drink, and don’t smoke. Staying healthy is your best defense against stress.
- Even moderate exercise, such as taking a daily walk, can reduce stress.
- Supplement. A product like the Manna Calmer (Adult or Extra) taken during a stressful situation can help to ease the nerves in a natural way without any side effects. The main ingredients in the Manna Calmer are Sceletium, Taurine, and Mannitol which can help you to calm down, focus and concentrate. Chemical products to “destress” are numerous but have a look at the side-effects on the package insert and you might think twice using it.
Manna Calmer is an all-natural dietary supplement that may elevate mood, decrease anxiety and may also benefit the effects of stress and tension.
- Helps to make you calmer
- Mood Enhancing properties
- Assists with focus and concentration
- Calmer does not contain sugar, gluten, wheat or animal products.
- It is suitable for diabetics
- Management of stress and depression
- May assist in the treatment of Hyperactivity(ADHD)and Attention Disorder(ADD) Symptoms
- Helps relieve anxiety and tension
- Calmer does not cause you to become drowsy
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