**Disclaimer: I am in no way shape or form a doctor. I am giving help on what has worked and what does work for me.**
Have you ever had one of those days where you are just stressed out to the max? It feels as though you can’t get away from it or do anything right.
A lot of people feel this way a lot of the time. Today’s world doesn’t make this any easier to deal with either.
Although I am more than sure you know what stress is let’s dig a little deeper into it and figure out a few ways to give you a little break from it all.
What is stress?
Stress is a feeling of emotional and psychical tension. It can come from any feels or thoughts that makes you angry, sad, or that frustrates you. Stress is your body’s way of dealing with demand or a challenge.
Where does stress show up in your body?
When felt threatened your body sends out a ton of stress hormones that include cortisol and adrenaline. These hormones rouse your body for an emergency action.
What are the symptoms or stress?
There are a lot of symptoms that can come along with stress and you can have one or more of these symptoms at once. These symptoms include anxiety, depression, mood swings, tight muscles, unmotivation, restlessness, and trouble making decisions. These are just to name of few of the symptoms and are not limited to.
Try these ways to help reduce the stressors in your life:
- Turn off your phone
- Take a long hot bath with replacing music and a facial mask
- Turn off the tv, preferably the news
- Take a little time to yourself
- Grab a book you’ve already read and knock out a few chapters
- Play with your pet, animals are always great therapy
- Take a nap , if all else fails take a small nap (I say small but my naps usually consist of a few hours)
- Watch a good movie. Break out Netflix, Disney+, or Hulu and find a comedy or a romantic comedy to watch ( whatever your genre just to keep your mind off what is stressing you out)
- Gets a manicure or pedicure (I love having a pedicure because I love having my feet rubbed and they look so pretty afterwards)
- Do deep breathing
- Do a hobby or better yet try a new hobby (I’ve recently started loom knitting. I’m only on my first scarf but things are going pretty well. I recommend it as it’s easy, time consuming, and makes you focus)
- Talk about your problems you don’t have to go through life alone. If you’re a private person find that one friend that you trust completely, that’s honest, and will listen)
- Go easy on yourself (everyone has stressors, that’s just a part of life so don’t be so hard on yourself)
- Start a blog (it’s a great way to blog your way to mental health
- Do yoga (try these poses for your anxieties over stress and you’ll feel your muscle tension has melted away)
Remember, this too shall pass. I know it’s hard to see it right now but there is always a silver lining even if it seems so far away. Keep up with these ways everyday as a new routine if that helps too.
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