[img]/images/user/96258_11117107375076374989.png[/img] In today's world, we have more things clawing for our attention than ever. It can be overwhelming to keep track of everything.
[url=http://www.gostress.com/stress-facts/]75% of adults[/url] are reporting moderate to high levels of stress in their everyday lives. This number is too high. We need to start taking action to calm our lives down.
But with everything going on, how can you keep calm? This post will tell you what you need to know.
Keep reading to learn 10 ways you can reduce stress in your life.
[b]1. Start Exercising[/b]
It might not make much sense at first glance. Why would putting your body under stress help your mood and relieve any mental stress you have?
When you exercise, your body releases a lot of chemicals and hormones. One of the things released is endorphins. These are your feel-good hormones and will help improve your mood when you work your body.
Your body also has the stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline. When you exercise, you reduce these hormones and will calm down.
[b]2. Learn to Meditate[/b]
Do you have a few minutes to spare every day?
Most people do. If you set aside this time to learn meditation, then your brain can see a lot of benefits.
Studies have shown that medication can [url=https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/five_ways_mindfulness_meditation_is_good_for_your_health]reduce your stress[/url]. But this is only one of the benefits. Meditation has also shown to help the following:
[ul][li]Reduce the amount of anxiety you have[/li] [li]Increase positive emotions[/li] [li]Help stop burnout[/li] [li]Stop cognitive decline[/li] [li]Improve your immune response[/li] [li]Help your heart health[/li] [li]Improve your mental sharpness[/li] [/ul]There are still studies being done on meditation and other ways that it can help. Make sure you investigate these as well.
Meditation doesn't only help stress. It can have a significant impact on your life when you learn how to do it.
[b]3. Learn the Power of No[/b]
Is your schedule packed from the time you wake up until the time you sleep? How much of these activities do you have to do?
We don't want to let our friends and family down, so we have a hard time saying no at times. This kind of schedule can lead to being so busy that we can't take time for ourselves.
When you can say no to more things to make more time for yourself, you can take your extra time to relax and recharge your batteries.
[b]4. Get Enough Sleep[/b]
Your body can't repair and re-energize itself if you don't get enough sleep.
When you're deficient in sleep, then it doesn't only compromise your immune system. It also causes unneeded stress as your body works harder than it needs to.
Focus on getting 7 - 8 hours of sleep every night and make sure to minimize any disruptions that can disturb your sleep quality.
[b]5. Try Out CBD Oil[/b]
One of the other [url=https://vitaleafnaturals.com/pages/does-cbd-interact-with-other-medicines]things to consider[/url] is CBD oil.
CBD oil is one of the 104 chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant. Unlike other chemicals in the plant, CBD isn't psychoactive and won't send you on a trip. It is a proven, safe medicine that will reduce your stress and anxiety.
If you are taking prescription medication or supplements to reduce your anxiety and stress, then CBD is an excellent alternative treatment that won't have the negative side-effects traditional medicine has on your body.
[b]6. Stop the Caffeine[/b]
Caffeine is a stimulant. In high amounts, it can increase the amount of anxiety that you feel through the day.
You don't have to cut it out completely. Coffee has several positive impacts on your health.
But the human body has a tolerance for the caffeine it takes in. If you go past this limit, then you can start seeing some of the adverse effects caffeine has on your body.
[b]7. Find a Comedy[/b]
Laughing is [url=https://blog.mass.gov/publichealth/mental-wellness/laughter-really-is-the-best-medicine/]good for your health[/url].
If you are going through a tough time and are stressed out, find a funny movie or surround yourself with people who make you laugh.
You won't only help your stress levels. Studies have also shown that laughing can help boost your immune system. When you laugh, you get your circulation moving and start releasing endorphins into your body.
Laughing really can be the best medicine.
[b]8. Keep a Journal[/b]
Sometimes what you need is a place to dump out all your thoughts.
It isn't always easy to tell somebody about the things you are going through. Journaling allows you to express yourself and speak your truth.
Whenever you face something stressful, make sure you jot it down.
[b]9. Manage Your Time[/b]
We have a lot of demands on our time today, and if you go through your day without organizing these, then you could end up a stressed out mess.
Take a few minutes to organize your day, so you aren't scrambling to get things done.
It's a good idea to write down the most important things you need to do. Schedule the time of day that you will do these, so you don't miss out on doing your most important tasks for the day.
[b]10. See a Therapist[/b]
If you're stuck in a rut and have a hard time asking for help from others, then consider seeing a therapist.
A therapist is a neutral third party that is there to listen to what you say and give you advice based on what they observe.
People think that others will think less of them if they seek therapy, but that isn't accurate anymore. [url=https://www.givology.org/~givologystaff/blog/220411/]Mental health[/url] is being taken seriously these days, and it's hard to find someone that will think less of you for finding help.
[b]Don't Let Stress Get the Best of You[/b]
Don't let stress creep up and take control of your life. By being proactive and working to reduce your stress level, you can live a more comfortable and less stressful life. Five years from now, you'll thank yourself for the relief.
Are you trying to find a way to give back and don't know where to look? Head over to [url=https://www.givology.org/giv-now/]our projects[/url] to see the work we do and how you can give back.
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