5 Quick Stress Busters
How do you react when your plans fall through? Do you roll
with the punches? Or does anxiety keep you from enjoying life?
To a great extent, our personality determines how we deal
with stress in our lives, but here are 5 things to help keep
your stress under control:
1. Sleep more. It's very common in our society to exist
on less than 6 hours of sleep a night. But experts keep telling
us we need at least 8 hours. Not just to rest our bodies,
but to rejuvenate our minds. "Tired" and "cranky" seem to
go hand in hand. Don't use your bedroom to watch the news
or finish up some work from the office. Make that room your
haven, a place to relax and escape the day. Have a hot cup
of tea, take a warm bath, or read a paperback to help you
2. Have faith. Saying a short prayer in times of stress
can give you a sense of calm, especially when the situation
is one you really have no control over. Studies have shown
that people who trust in a higher power have lower blood pressure.
Being able to forgive people also can affect your blood pressure.
Holding a grudge is not good for your health!
3. Turn it off. The convenience that cell phones have
added to our lives can actually be a double-edged sword. We
depend on them so much it seems we can't live without them.
This increased accessibility means not only can our loved
ones reach us at any time, but so can work. If your employer
legitimately needs to have your cell phone number, make sure
you set clear limits on when you can and cannot be reached.
Your time off is yours.
4. Take a holiday. It doesn't have to be a fancy vacation
resort. A day at the beach, or an afternoon at the park will
do. Just anywhere you can be and not think about the bills,
work, or whatever tensions you may have. It's important to
take time for yourself, so do it! You'll feel better with
a fresh outlook.
5. Treat yourself. Sign up for a yoga class at your
local gym or community center. The costs are nominal, and
you'll feel more relaxed after even just one session. A monthly
massage or a spa treatment is also a great way to recharge.
You'll walk out feeling like a million dollar bowl of jelly.
Stress is unavoidable. But what we do about it is up to us.
Experiment with these suggestions and see what works for you!
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