Healthy Tips To Stress Management

Stress is part of our regular lives; it’s normal to come across unpleasant situation and mental strain. Some of these stressors could be illness, heartbreak, bereavement, financial struggles, marital challenges, joblessness,  work pressure, to mention but a few. We all get stressed, but this could both positively or negatively affects our regular lives.

In some cases, you become stressed because you are having a healthy reaction to a situation. Healthy stress gives you that pressure that stretches your body to accomplish tasks that ordinary would have been sluggish about. It helps you discover and harness innate qualities and abilities you never thought it existed. It is usually short-list; once the task is completed, the pressure fades off.

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Unhealthy or negative stress, on the other hand, makes you disorganized; and you might end up not completing that task effectively. It is not easy to manage, and doesn’t go away easily. It is harmful to the body because it takes a toll on the physical, mental, and emotional health of its victim- leaving the individual in a despicable state. Chronic stress, if unchecked, can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, insomnia, and the likes.

How do you know you are experiencing chronic stress? When you notice muscle tension or pain, headache, fatigue, stomach upset, anxiety, restlessness, lack of motivation, loss of focus, memory loss, anger, depression, drug or alcohol misuse, and social withdrawal, then know that your stress is chronic.

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The ability to handle or control stress is called stress management. Stress condition can be frustrating; it is therefore, necessary that you learn to prevent it and then know something about managing stress. Learn techniques that will help you live a near stress-free, happy, and healthy life.

The various ways to deal with stress include: 1. Identify your personal triggers or stressors and avoid them. (2) Learn to relax your muscles by taking a warm bath. (3) Practice deep breathing. (4) Plan your time and manage your resources well. (5) Eat and sleep well. (6) Slow down when necessary and if possible, take a break. (7) Avoid Procrastination. (8) Have time for your hobbies. (9) Talk about your problems and try to go easy on yourself. And if all these did not help, try to see a doctor.

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