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Stress has a way of creeping into every day of our lives in some way. Maybe it’s something as big as a sick family member or as small as deciding what to make for dinner but we all have some amount of stress in our lives.
Did you know that stress can negatively affect your health? If we continually allow the bad stress in our lives there is the potential of it causing these things in your body:
- Elevate blood pressure
- Increase heart rate
- Slow down digestion and metabolism
- Flood the bloodstream with chemicals like adrenalin and cortisol
- Tense up muscles
Though not all stress is bad, we need a break from bad stressors, otherwise our health may begin to deteriorate.
How do you decompress and relieve stress? Here is what I think helps!
1. Go for a walk. Try it, it works!
2. Make a list of everything you need to do. Sometimes writing it down can help get it off your mind and relieve some stress.
3. Take a hot shower or bath and relax.
4. Laugh a little (or a lot)
We’ve all heard that laughter is the best medicine and that watching funny movies is a good way to de-stress. Here are some other benefits of laughter:
Improves mood, memory & sleep
Boosts problem-solving ability and creativity
Reduces anxiety and depression
Bolsters immune system
Raises pain tolerance
5. Do something that makes you happy! That is different for each of us but we all have something that we love doing. I love baking so making a yummy cake or batch of cookies is what I would do. My hubby loves playing video games so he would pick a game like Far Cry 3 to play. (Which is the Amazon Gold Box deal of the day today if you didn’t already know!) My boys would play outside or with their Lego’s. We each have something that we love to do when we have free time, so make time to do it when you are stressed too!
These are just a few tips for dealing with stress in our lives. Remember, we each decompress differently and what works for me may not work for you. Try different methods and tricks until you find what works best for you.