Tips for Reducing Stress Part 3
Stress is a fact of life. But you determine how it affects your life. You can counteract the damaging effects of stress by calling upon your body’s rich potential for self-healing. Again if you suffer from any of the below symptoms give the tips from parts one, two and now three a try.
Symptoms of stress. (Physical)
Muscular tension, headaches, insomnia, twitching eyelids, fatigue, backaches, neck/shoulder pain, digestive disorders, teeth grinding, sweaty palms.
Symptoms of stress. (Mental)
Hard time concentration, forgetfulness, lethargy, pessimism, low productivity, confusion.
Symptoms of stress (Emotional)
Anxiety, frequent crying, irritability, frustration, depression, worrying, nervousness, moodiness, anger, self-doubt and resentment.
Symptoms of stress (Social)
Loneliness, nagging, withdrawal from social contact, isolation, yelling at others and reduced sex drive.
Tips to Reduce Stress!
Accept yourself. Appreciate your talents and your limitations. Everyone has them.
Laugh. Look at the irony of a difficult situation. Watch movies and plays and read stories that are humorous.
Take three deep breaths.
Forgive. Holding onto grudges only causes you more stress and pain.
I don’t believe that a stress-free life is possible. Stress is a response to challenges in life, and a life without challenges is too boring to contemplate. However, I do believe that most of the stress in our lives is unnecessary, and that it can be eliminated by taking some simple (and some not-so-simple) steps. It can’t be accomplished overnight — I’ve been eliminating stressors in my life for a while now, and I’m still not done. But I think it’s a worthwhile goal.