Everyone deals with stress. The main question is: how do you get rid of it? If stress is making your life uncomfortable, then you’ll want to pay attention to the tools you can use to reduce stress and increase your quality of life.

Clarity

Take an honest look at the stressors you have in your life and how stressed you feel overall. Review areas of your life: personal health and wellness, family life, and professional life. Look at specific relationships and determine whether they feed you or put you over the edge. How able are you to be patient? How irritable, anxious, and/or depressed do you feel? This may even involve asking others how they perceive you or how you come off to them on a daily basis and what might cause you to react the way that you do. Do everything you can to get clarity on the stressors in your environment.

Be Present and Ask for Assistance

The process of change doesn’t occur overnight and it doesn’t come easy. In the same way that it took solid time to create the behavioral patterns behind your habits, it takes time to retrain yourself into new patterns and habits. This requires you being present far more than the autopilot you’re likely used to running on. Often, one of the most helpful ways through this is by asking those closest to you to help you shift. Perhaps ask them to remind you to breathe deeply when they feel you’re extremely tense or to have them suggest a break if you’re overworked. Tell your team of health practitioners the changes you’re making and ask what suggestions they have. 

Exercise


While exercise is important for the physical health of the body, it also does wonders for our mental and emotional health. It can help decrease anxiety and depression and you can participate in activities that promote the parasympathetic mode such as gentle yoga or walking leisurely. Exercise is helpful in decreasing the incidence of chronic diseases. 

Relaxation and Rejuvenation


Find time to relax. The world moves quite quickly now. The whole component of sympathetic dominance is being overworked. The body needs rest. Everyone finds different things relaxing. Find what it is for you and participate in those activities regularly. Rejuvenation is required after rest. 

Chronic stress affects nearly all people. Chronic stress is not a helpful element in our lives or health. It must be addressed and taken care of to enjoy an optimal journey of health and wellness in this lifetime. You sure can change the way you engage with stress and respond to it. Your body will thank you for it.

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