We all have times when we feel stressed. It's our body's natural response to certain situations. It's normal but also very dangerous. Stress has a major impact on both the physical and emotional health of a person. Here are some ways to combat stress and become more relaxed:
Meaning Changes Everything
Nothing in life has a meaning aside from the meaning you give it. A lot of times the situation isn't as stressful as we think, we have just given it a stressful meaning. Change your perspective on the situation and focus on the good.
One of the best ways to reduce stress is to move your body. When we exercise, the body releases feel-good chemicals called endorphins which make us feel amazing. Want to instantly feel better? Go workout!
Toxicity in the body creates tension. Tension creates stress. The more healthy food you eat, the more relaxed your body will be. Eating live foods will cause your system to function at an optimal level, allowing your body to fully relax.
Breaks are a great way to refresh your mind and keep you relaxed. When taking breaks, do something that engages your mind. Something that you're interested in or passionate about, so that you can feel even more refreshed after getting back to work.
Focus on Steady Progress
Making progress is the key to our happiness. Make small, achievable goals so that you can get little spikes of dopamine throughout the week and replace the stress with joy.
Gratitude Cures All
It is physically impossible to be grateful and stressed simultaneously. You cannot experience fear, anger, or hate when you are in a state of gratitude. Create a gratitude journal and write 3 things every morning and every night so that you can experience more happiness.
These are all easy tools that you can apply today to experience less stress and more happiness - less tension and more joy.
Note: Health and/or Empowerment tips were compiled by Lola and/or Juan Bendana. These tips are for educational purposes only and are in no way intended to diagnose, cure, or treat any health condition. It does not constitute medical advice or any other professional advice. Always consult with your physician first. Visit our weekly newsletter or our empowerment section for a compilation of tips.