How to manage your stress
” Stress has become one of the most serious health issues of the 20th century and a worldwide epidemic.” (Workplace stress, 2018)
You may be wondering what the connection is between a healthy woman and stress? Well, all-day stress can cause hormonal imbalance!!! And that can lead to difficult menopause and mental and physical health problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, depression, anxiety, hormonal imbalance, and cancer.
Stress can lead to weight gain. Cortisol, your body’s primary stress hormone, has been found to increase your belly fat.
We all experience stress from time to time. The most important thing is not to let stress take control of our lives. Life is a journey: The healthier, the longer, the better. Make it beautiful and happy. Please do not waste it: walk barefoot on grass, do more of what makes you happy, and see the value in the things you already have. LIVE ALIVE!
Stress management tips
Here are some tips to help you keep the stress at bay:
- Accept that you can not control everything in life.
- Keep a positive attitude. Try to fill yourself with positive thoughts and vibes. Every morning, I allow myself 5 minutes to express gratitude for everything I already have. It works to boost my mood.
- Make time for relaxation and your hobbies.
- Laugh more! Enjoy a good laugh every day! Laughter costs nothing and can lower your stress levels. When you laugh, your brain releases mood-boosting chemicals. “ALWAYS Laugh WHEN you CAN. IT IS CHEAP MEDICINE” – Lord Byron, the poet.
- Make sure you get good quality sleep.
- Make self-care a priority! Sometimes you need a break: give yourself some time off, meet up with friends, watch a movie, or do something you like to distract yourself.
- Exercise regularly. Exercise is a guaranteed way to relieve stress. It is as effective as antidepressants for mild depression. My Pilates workout, water aerobics, face yoga, or a simple walk make all the difference when I feel tense.
- Make healthy eating a part of your lifestyle. What do I mean by this? Eat the right foods for your body. Everyone has their own needs to make the most of their health. “We are what we eat.” You have heard that before. Eating a balanced and healthy diet is critical to your health; 95% of diseases are caused by stress. I believe that we can achieve good health through healthy eating and exercise. Manage your stress by being physically active and eating healthy.
- Gardening can be a great way to relieve stress and positively impact our mood. I am a nature person and love gardening. A garden is a place where I can reconnect with nature and slow down. Gardening is like an exercise in mindfulness, a proven method for stress relief. When gardening, we become entirely absorbed in the activity. Research has shown that connecting with nature can relax our bodies, improve mood, and restore our attention. Gardening is my favorite time to enjoy peace, relieve stress, and cultivate a better spirit. Whether you have a small balcony or a large garden, try gardening, and your mind and body will thank you.
- Enjoy a guilt-free treat. For chocolate lovers, dark chocolate has been shown to relieve stress. I prefer organic chocolate with 85 percent cacao. Dark chocolate is good because it does not contain all the sugar that milk chocolate does.
Get out in nature as often as possible. Studies show that spending time in nature reduces stress and increases positivity. You lower your stress levels when you treat yourself to some quality time outdoors. Life is too short! It’s up to you to make it beautiful. Take the time to enjoy nature along the way.
Loving your life is the secret to eternal youth. I may not have discovered the elixir for eternal youth, but I have found my path to a healthy lifestyle. I’ll be happy to share it with you. Come with me!
I’d like to hear from you. How do you keep your stress in cheque? Just leave a comment below.
HUGS for now,