Our physiological, cognitive, and social health, and how we react and act, can all be affected by stress!
Headaches, strain in the neck and shoulders, dizziness, exhaustion, and poor sleep are all physical indicators of stress overload. Stress can also have an impact on our mental health since it raises cortisol levels, a hormone that impacts brain function. Worry, poor attention, difficulties making judgments, and unrestrained thinking are all possible outcomes. To add to the list, emotional symptoms such as irritation, overwhelm, anxiety, low self-esteem, and depression can appear. Stress can lead to aggressive or defensive behaviour, avoidance of circumstances, poor communication, excessive alcohol consumption, and smoking. It might also aggravate mood issues.
Although we may not always be able to escape anxiety, learning how to manage it is essential!
The importance of’relaxation’ in stress management cannot be overstated. When we relax, the flow of blood around our bodies improves, providing us with extra energy. It increases positive thinking, focus, memory, and decision making by allowing us to have a calmer and clearer mind. Relaxation lowers blood pressure, lowers heart rate, and relieves tension. It also assists digestion because when we are relaxed, we absorb necessary nutrients more easily, which benefits in the battle against disease and infection.
Maintain a sense of freshness throughout the day!
We should not only feel rejuvenated when we wake up, but we should feel renewed throughout the day as well! Schedule 5 minutes of meditation a few times during the day to relieve stress and increase energy.
Take charge by choosing a calming solution that meets your needs – this is empowering in and of itself.
It’s also critical to make an effort to unwind at home. Listen to the music, go on a walk, read a book, be creative, talk to a friend, exercise, take a hot bath, or whatever helps you release stress from your mind and body are all simple and affordable methods to bring a little peace into your life.