While a little stress in life keeps us focused and motivated, too much of it can affect your health negatively.
When you feel overwhelmed and stressed, you may become unable to do anything.
Identifying the cause of your stress is important, and It's the first step in stress management.
Significant stressors include money troubles, arguments with your family, life changes, pressure and conflicts at work, traumatic events.
Smaller stressors can be a rushed day, urgent deadlines or a demanding boss, meeting new people, a spat with your partner or child, the fear of failure and expectations.
My life was full of stress for many years. I felt overwhelmed; I had terrible headaches, transient ischemic attacks (TIA), thyroid dysfunction, and my mind was always full of negative thoughts about myself.
I began to think about my health when my doctor asked me if I was stressed. I didn't know; I was 27. How is it possible to be stressed at 27!
I started to observe my life, and the answer was affirmative. I was stressed.
I was expecting too much from my job, a bad relationship, many conflicts, the fear of failure as a teacher and a lot of bad thoughts about myself every day.
Learning to manage my stress has been a long journey and now I'm well. Over the years, I have learnt to know my stressors and take my time to relax.
Start to observe your life.
Control how you react to different situations and how you spend your time.
Take a break from the situation: a big project, a crying baby or your family. Give yourself permission to take care of yourself for 20 minutes.
A little break can help you to have a new perspective.
In 20 minutes you can walk, dance, listen to music, do some stretching exercises, sing, read a motivational book or a post from my blog!
Smile and laugh. Stressed people often hold a lot of the stress in their face.
A smile can help relieve the tension.
Meditate or breathe. Meditation or taking some deep breaths helps the mind and body to relax and focus.
Spend your spare minutes doing joyful activities.
Start today to manage your stress!
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