Tips To Help Deal With Stress

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Here Are 6 Tips To Help Deal With Stress

We could all use tips to help deal with stress sometimes. There are times when it can become very overwhelming. You just don’t feel like you can go on another minute, but then you just keep plugging away. Soon, you might find yourself in a chronic stress scenario which taxes your health and zest for life. Have you been there? Me too!

1. GET ADEQUATE SLEEP

Here’s a tough one, right? When I am stressed, my sleep quality seems to be affected first. If you are not getting enough sleep, your ability to tackle the day’s stress is going to be compromised. And your health will be at risk too.  Find healthy ways to help you get adequate sleep.

2. EAT HEALTHY

Eating healthy in times of stress can help your body to have more energy and coping power to deal with the added stress. If you are eating too much junk food, your body will be more susceptible to illness and will not support you in times of stress. Making sure you are getting an adequate amount of B vitamins will help to combat stress.

3. Some Exercise

Exercise has been proven to help people release stress. I don’t mean hours at the gym, but just some activity. Taking a short walk each day even. Dancing to some music in your living room. Anything that gets you moving a little with some exercise can help release stress and energize you. It can help you keep focused.

4. Faith, Family and Friends

Having a strong faith can help greatly. Keep praying for God’s help and direction. Stay close to your family and friends. Talk with them for support. You don’t need to be a lone island. This can create more stress for you and actually those around you. Better to work together through the stressful times.

5. Smile

Research has talked about laughter, but it has also shown that just smiling can send out “feel good” hormones and chemicals in our body. A genuine smile is good, but what about those days that even that is too hard. Fake a smile. Research shows that just the act of smiling can help produce positive feelings to match that smile. Fake it until you make it basically. The act of smiling can change the temperature of blood flowing to your brain. Try it several times a day.

6. Reduce Your Load

This may seem like a tough one. You may have to say no to extra stuff. You may not have an overload of activity, but are you taking time to do something for yourself that helps de-stress you? By doing so, you can give yourself more balance, which will help you cope with the stress more effectively.

Many will say that if you can’t handle your stress load anymore, go to your physician. This could be helpful if depression and anxiety are part of the problem, but I’d suggest also that if it is a feeling of overwhelm, try your church for support. There may be things your church community can help with, prayer and practical help depending on what the situation you’re dealing with.


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