Life can become crazy and hectic, especially when you don’t need it too. It seems like stress always arises at the wrong time. For me, when I get stressed I miss deadlines, I have trouble getting in a sufficient workout and a lot of the times I can’t think straight. Stress can be the worse. We live in such a fast-paced life now, that we have trouble relaxing + unwinding + embracing our life to the fullest!
Reduce Stress For Your Health
We need to reduce stress for the sake of our health. Dealing with a lot of stress can cause complications such as anxiety, depression, insomnia, irritability, and other distresses. We need to reduce stress even though the causes (stressors) may not be not reduced.
Tips To Reduce Stress
#1: Find out what your stressor is, + write it down
#2: Figure out what you can change. You might not be able to change your current employment or the amount studying you have to do. You can at least start planning out your day so that your stress is significantly reduced.
#3: Do you catch yourself saying “yes” all of the time like me? For me, its extremely hard to say no, especially when my friends want to hang out and I know I have a huge test to study I should be focusing on. Sometimes, you have to politely say “no” if it wasn’t a commitment in the first place. Put Yourself First!
#4: Plan a trip! Nature can do wonders for the soul.
#5: Most importantly, workout! Working out one hour a day is a small percentage of your day + you will feel ten times better! When you exercise, your body releases a feel-good brain chemical called endorphins. These endorphins interact with the receptors in your brain that reduce your perception of pain. Endorphins = trigger a positive feeling in the body!