Stress is called the silent killer for good reason. It effects the body negatively and causes a myriad of health problems including cardiovascular disease, obesity, and gastrointestinal problems such as ulcerative colitis and GERD. Stress also takes its toll on a person mentally by causing anxiety, depression, and confusion.
Among the easiest ways to combat stress is exercising regularly. A satisfying workout causes the brain to create endorphins, the feel-good chemicals that naturally alter your mood. When you feel great, you think more clearly and come up with better solutions to deal with life’s stressors.
Awesome activities for reducing stress
Four awesome activities for reducing stress include:
- Deep breathing. Shallow breathing adds to feelings of anxiety and despair. By focusing on lengthening your breath, you’re able to instantly calm yourself. Breathe in through the nose, hold it for a count of three, release it through the mouth, and count to four on the out-breath.
- Journaling. There are a number of ways people journal. You could spend a few minutes each morning setting an intention for the day. Or, spend the evening writing down how well you felt things went at work. Some people even use their journal to create art. Whatever your preference may be, pick up a pen and start writing to alleviate stress.
- Repeat affirmations. Affirmations are short, affirmative statements that empower a person. A few to try are, “I am calm,” “I am in control of the situation,” and “I am supported in my decision making.”
- Confide in someone you trust. It is okay to vent to a family member or friend if doing so makes you feel better. Find someone to talk to about the situation that is stressing you out. Choose wisely so that you’re able to do so confidentially.
Reduce stress by finding healthy tools and techniques that help you cope faster and better. You can’t avoid stressful situations. Sometimes, they find their way to you no matter how hard you try to avoid them.
Rather than steer clear of stress, why not approach it differently? Use the tips listed above along with Bioesse Tech’s Aromatherapy Inhalation Patches to get quick relief from the symptoms of stress. You’ll benefit from the application of a single patch for up to eight hours.