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Stress Management

What is Stress

How do you know that you are stressed?

Stress will do all kinds of things to you.  It will make you tired, edgy ,you will be impatient and short with people and disrupt your sleeping.  There are many frightening statistics that will tell you the growing number of sick days of  workers, lost jobs, serious illness and a shorter life from too much stress.  This is enough to let you know that it is something that you need to be aware of and understand how to reduce stress.

 

Your body will react in a number of ways.

  • first a chemical called adrenaline will speed up your body system,

  • your eyes dilate,

  • your muscles get tense,

  • your breathing bets faster,

  • your heart pounds faster,

  • your stomach gets butterflies,

  • your hands get cold,

  • your feet get cold.

Exercise is Key

You will find that a very important way to reduce stress is to exercise.  Exercise is to your body as soap is to dirt, it kind of cleans your body of stress. Stress is tension in your nervous system and needs to be relieved through exercise. 

 

Being Prepared Reduces Stress

You will quickly find out that when you are prepared for a situation you will be less stressed.  One situation comes to mind; people are often very stressed when they are late.  What do you think would happen in this situation, if they left early enough to get there well in advance of when they have to be there.

Bytes of Advice

  • Don't fuss about things that you can't control

  • Develop the ability to change at an early age. Many people suffer from stress because they are uncomfortable with change.

Tips to Deal With Stress

1.

Exercise daily for at least 20 minutes.  Exercise will help you clear your head and relax.

2.

Breathing exercises. Take some time out and take a few slow deep breathes.  While you are doing the breathing exercises try and think about something that takes your mind away from your stresses. 

3.

Make sure you eat a balanced diet. If you eat properly you will give your body a better chance to deal with stress. There are also certain foods that will effect your nerves and possible increase your stress.

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