Stress has a nasty way of creeping into our lives daily and taking its toll on our mind and body, causing issues with our health and emotions. We get irritable and angry…Our health begins to suffer as we catch more colds, the flu and infections. Headaches become a major problem along with the tiredness and anxiousness! Stress can really suck the happiness out of our lives. How do we fight back something that is controlling us so much? Try some of these common stress reducers…
Getting Enough Sleep – Very Important!
On average, our bodies need a proper good sleep (6-8 hours)! And without proper rest, we find it way more difficult to handle things that stress us out the most. Poor sleep for a long period results in poor concentration, poor retention, and poor problem solving skills. Make sure you get a good nights sleep…it will do you a world of good!
Make Time For Relaxing
Treat yourself to 15 to 30 minutes of “me” time every day to do something that you really enjoy…it will help a hell of a lot! Relaxation can help lower stress levels by giving the mind and body a break from the usual everyday grind. C’mon…everyone deserves a bit of “me” time.
A Good Diet
When stressed your body depletes B complex vitamins and Vitamin C. These are the very vitamins that can help you to cope with stress! When you’re busy and tired it can be tempting just to grab another pizza or ready meal, but cooking from scratch can be therapeutic as well as being healthier.
Take Time To Socialise
We all have certain things that completely take over our social lives! Nothing is better than meeting up with a good friend for a chat…this sure takes your mind off things and helps to forget about major stresses we have!
Surround Yourself With Comfort
Maybe you live in a one-bedroom apartment, or a luxurious townhouse. Either way, surround yourself with things and colours that make you feel good…or treat your self to something nice now and then to make you feel better about yourself! No harm in that is there?