Stress Management: How to beat stress and live a more balanced life
How to Cope With Stress in Modern Life
1.Identify your stress triggers: the first step to beating stress is to identify the cause of the stress. Sometimes, a physical event may be responsible for your stress symptoms; otherwise, you may need the help of your primary care doctor or counsellor to uncover the root cause of your stress.
Do not be embarrassed to ask for help. Remember “problem discussed is a problem half solved” besides, the sooner you get help, the sooner you will feel better. Always feel free to turn to friends, family, or spiritual or personal advisers, when you cannot cope with or cannot identify a source or solution for your stress.
2.Always socialize: Stress and Anti-social tendencies annexed wracks you psychologically. A perfect way to alleviate yourself from the burden of anxiety, self-criticism and self-loathing is to get social with friends and loved ones. Those giggles and chuckles are valuable circuit breakers to the flow of stress. Share a meal, a couch as well as your attention. Social moments rejuvenates your cognition and gets your cardiovascular at ease again.
3.Avoid the use of stimulants: People often resort to alcohol, caffeine and cocaine just to get their head into the wind after a stressful event. The use of stimulant is not only ephemeral but detrimental to your nervous system. Try as much as possible to steer clear of drug abuse during stress. If I may suggest, natural intakes such as a chilled smoothie are quite some shots to help you stay relaxed.
4.Get enough sleep and exercise: An excellent way to get around stress is to sweat more or sleep more. Skimping sleep can affect your mood, comportment and concentration. In place of exercise, set daily realistic goals for yourself or compose a checklist of chores and achieve them.
More so, stressful events tend to make us insomniac; this is because of a consequent distortion of melatonin production in the brain. Melatonin acts the body’s natural clock. It puts the body into a mood for sleep by changing how the body responds to darkness, helping it enter a rhythm of nighttime drowsiness. Taking Melatonin supplements is a natural way to improve sleep in people whose bodies do not produce enough of this hormone.
5.Eat sensibly: Your diet is you. Food intake influences your daily performance. Avoid eating junks, refined sugars and also staving. During stress, Vitamins B1, B2, B6 and B12 help support the healthy functioning of the nervous system. Since most sources of vitamin B12 are animal-based foods, vegan and vegetarian diets may use vitamin supplements to meet up their daily vitamin requirement.