Tips for Reducing Stress Part 2
You often see articles on ways to unwind and relax after a stressful day, which I always find useful, but for me the most important advice would be to get to the source of the problem and cut stress out before it even happens.
In part two, sleeping, eating and great friendships are highlighted. Again if you suffer from any of the below symptoms, try using the tips from part one and now part two to help manage your stress.
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!
Get enough sleep. Small problems can seem overwhelming when you are tired.
Eat properly. Be sure to eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables and three servings of whole grains every day. Limit intake of alcohol and caffeine
To err is human. Don’t treat a mistake as a catastrophe. Ask yourself what will be the worst thing that will happen.
Work at making friends and being a friend. Close relationships don’t just happen. Compliment three people today. Send notes to those who did a good job.
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 potential for self-healing.