Simple Strategies to De Stress

Simple Strategies to De Stress

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Stress is a normal part of life. Many events that happen to you and around you, and many things you do to yourself, put stress on the body, both positive and negative.

Your environment can be stressful, the quality of the food you eat, the quality of your thoughts and beliefs can all create stress.

Positive Stress:

When we are faced with new possibilities in life, new projects, excitement regarding a new situation or even falling in love. These all apply a certain amount of stress on the body in a positive way by keeping us focused, energised and alert.

Negative Stress:

Stress that continues without relief can lead to distress, and a range of physical and emotional symptoms can ensue.

Physical Symptoms of unresolved stress:

  • Low energy
  • Headaches
  • Upset stomach, including diarrhoea, constipation and nausea
  • Frequent illness
  • Rapid or shallow breathing
  • Sleeplessness
  • Over active thinking
  • Aches and pains, muscle tension
  • Nervousness
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • Clenching jaw, teeth grinding
  • Low libido or inability to perform
  • Sweaty & clammy hands
  • Tension headaches
  • Panic attack

Emotional symptoms of unresolved stress:

  • Becoming easily agitated
  • Out bursts of anger
  • Feeling out of control, overwhelmed
  • Having difficulty relaxing and stilling the mind
  • Feeling lonely, depressed or worthless
  • Isolating one’s self
  • Taking drugs or drinking more alcohol than is healthy to feel better
  • Anxiety
  • Feeling sad and defeated

Simple ways to start reducing negative stress:

  • Exercise can be a great way to release pent up tension in the body and mind. Choose an activity that you enjoy and has a strengthening vigorous component. Make sure you stretch regularly so you feel free and flexible.
  • When we are stressed we use up valuable trace elements, minerals and nutrients. Eating live fresh food every day is a must to keep the immune system working well and to stay healthy. Avoid sugary processed food as these deplete the body of vital nutrition.
  • Have a regular massage to give yourself a ‘reading’ on how you are and to release aches, tensions and have some down time that we all need on a regular basis to maintain balance and harmony vytorin cost.
  • Practice mindfulness. Take notice of the quality of your thoughts and how the thoughts you are having affect your moods. If you find that your tendency is towards complaining or negative thinking. Ask yourself ‘How can I think of this situation or experience differently?’ rephrase the new attitude out loud and notice the difference in how you feel immediately.
  • Drink plenty of pure clean water. Avoid soft drinks & too many milky sugary coffees. You could stop drinking coffee altogether.
  • Change a situation that is not working for you and where necessary get outside help.
  • Make sure you engage in positive social activities that are enjoyable, interesting and fun.

I hope this information is helpful, please don’t hesitate to contact me if you would like help in implementing some of the above suggestions.

Yours in health

Adrienne Smillie