Stress is something we create. Learning to disconnect and step away from the situation helps. At LifeFone, we have some tips to help you step back from stress.
Do you ever feel like your mind is going in ten thousand different directions? Or, at times does it seem that you are so fixated on one certain thought or situation that you cannot stop? Your thoughts often create how you are feeling. Often those feelings spiral out of control and cause feelings that you do not want to experience.
The truth is, stress also compounds certain illnesses. Studies have found that many health problems can be related to stress. It can worsen or increase the risk of obesity, heart disease, diabetes, asthma, depression and gastrointestinal problems.
Before you get too stressed out about being stressed, here are a few techniques that help you focus on relaxing your mind and your body.
Write: It may help to write about things that are bothering you. Writing for ten to fifteen minutes a day about your day, and what may have caused the stress can help to alleviate the stressor.
Let your feelings out: Your feelings aren’t wrong, and holding them in can cause undue stress. Talk, laugh, cry and even express your anger when you need to. Talking with friends and family members is a healthy way to relieve stress.
Do something you enjoy: You may feel you are too busy to do these things, but making time to engage in an activity you enjoy can help you relax. It can help you get more done in other areas of your life. Volunteering is a fantastic way to take the focus off of your day. A hobby such as gardening, crafts or another form of artwork keeps the brain occupied.
Exercise: If the weather permits, get outside. Even a short stroll in your neighborhood helps to eliminate stress from your mind and body. If the weather is keeping you inside, some light weight lifting, jogging in place or even ironing are good forms of exercise.
Music: Put on some tunes that you make you happy. Music can change your mood in one note.
At LifeFone, we know it’s easy to get caught up in patterns of thought. Taking the time to recognize what’s causing you stress and taking a few proactive steps to help lessen it will make your day so much better.
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