Stress is a normal part of life. It is an unavoidable consequence of life and it is not something exclusive of the human beings, because the animals also have it. Stress is the answer of the body in response to external conditions that are perceived as dangerous, worrying or irritating.
Stress, anxiety and depression are the modern day plagues and if you're suffering from them, then I know how you feel because anxiety and depression caused terrible misery to me for 4 years. From feeling lonely, isolated to being afraid of the society, depression has made me turn into a hermit who is so scared of the outside world. It is like a living nightmare to me. However, fret not... you are not alone. More than 20 million US citizens endure the misery of stress, depression and anxiety every year.
Stress management is the application of methods to either reduce stress or increase tolerance to stress. It needs to be practiced regularly is the most effective when practiced regularly. Managing stress means our ability to maintain control when situations, people, and events make excessive demands on us. It is a key to happiness. It is your ability to effectively manage the pressures you feel at work and at home. It is about knowing your limits.
A complete nutritional approach, combined with proper fitness maintenance and stress management is most important. Stress management is the application of methods to either reduce stress or increase tolerance to stress. Here's why managing your stress is important: stress wears your body out and can kill you. Stress incited by an attack made by either animal or human that might possibly hurt you in the process. Therefore, your body releases this burst of energy that you need to make use of to react swiftly to the situation at hand whether to escape to safety or confront it.
Ways to Manage Stress
• Find a friend - Ask your best friend out to vent your frustrations, of course, I am not asking you to vent your frustration on him or her. Simply talk to your best friend about your problems and ask them to offer you words of encouragement as friends can provide the much needed social support. • Get back to nature - Go out to the outdoors into the nature. Simply enjoy a relaxing day of out of doors which can help you to feel calmer and more balanced during your daily routine. A stroll down the park, cycling at the park or a day at the beach can be amazing stress reducer. • Make time to exercise regularly - Exercise can affect the energy level of your body and also tell your brain's chemistry to release beneficial hormones. In addition, exercising can also help you to let go of your tension and accumulated energy associated with stress and give you a healthy outlet to release your build-up feelings and energy. • Positive thinking - Throughout the day, go through your thoughts and if you encounter any negative thoughts, try to reframe those thoughts in a positive way. Remember to always think positively and optimistically. • Eating well - Another of what I use as my top 10 ways to manage stress is feeding my body right: right food, rightly. Select food that are green and fresh as this food are the most beneficial to our body. With the right nourishment of healthy food, our body system will be able to fight stress in the long-term more effectively.
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