The Short on Stress

       Stress can be a soul-sucking brute. When a person’s stress advances and continues untamed– it can inflict a person with both mental and physical impairment. Although, I will not go into full detail of how stress has the ability to overcome a person– there is plenty of research out there for one to dive into the overall understanding of physiological stress. However, on the short of stress, I will confirm– chronic stress can alter a person’s rationality, and constrict a person’s capability with ‘everyday’ actions.

    Stress can be very sneaky. Nonetheless, and believe it or not– there are many positive effects from stress– such as intuition and motivation. We can touch up on those positives next time.

     For now, to help ‘tame’ the presumably harmful stress– you can follow these easy steps.

One. Breathe.

Feel your own breath from your diaphragm. Slow it down and breathe deeply.

Two. Go for a walk by yourself, get a massage or a facial (if you can fit it in your budget).

It says it all… let yourself relax!

Three. Stop complaining.

Stress happens to everyone. You just need to learn how to manage it. It takes time and practice! Maya Angelou, said it best, “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”

Four. Write it down. Make a list!

Make a list. Each day write down what needs to get done. A simple detailed list can help you accomplish small things every day– to help make your life that much easier.

Five. Learn to say “No.”

When you are trying to accomplish it all and you are ‘in over your head’, simply take it down a notch. Prioritize. Say no to the things that are too difficult to add on top of your already busy life.

Six. I love this one… SLEEP!

It’s okay to really focus on this one. When you are well rested– you can think more clearly! The whole cliché of ‘who got the least amount of sleep last night’– is not even impressive. Your health is more important. Sleep at least 6-8 hours a night.

Don’t be afraid to search and try different methods to help keep your stress-levels down. Find and practice whatever work best for you.

Best of luck!

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