Tackling Stress in 3 Simple Ways for a Healthier You
Everyone faces stress. It seems we live in a hyper-stressed, fast-paced society with a crisis waiting to happen. So, just how can you combat the stressful lifestyle and be at your best for yourself and your family? Here are tips to 3 reduce stress.
Tackle only what’s necessary
Some of the reason people are burdened down with stress is they take on more than they can handle. Maybe you’re doing too much. In these situations, you will have to take a step back and prioritize what is really necessary. Leave the rest for another day, another time, or forget it. Life is too short and your health depends on less stress.
Other people find it is difficult to say no to others. In this case, find the strength to be upfront with your friends and loved ones. Let them know, you may be able to help in the future, but for now, you need to restore vitality.
Seeing the cup half full
You have probably heard the old adage about how some people see the cup half full while others see it half empty. This means people view situations from a prism of negativity or positivity. When something happens in a person’s life, he or she can choose to find positive aspects of the situation. Even in a bad situation, the person could be grateful for some small part about it (maybe it could have been worse or he or she learned a lesson, etc). This is seeing the cup half full Contrariwise, those who only see the negative aspects of a given situation (even good ones), see the cup half empty and greatly increase their stress.
Who would ever think smiling would do a person so good? Yet, studies confirm the benefits of smiling. The fact is when you smile, your body thinks it is happy. Smiling sends a message of happiness to the brain. This act of smiling, then, helps reduce stress by sending happy messages instead of stressful ones to your brain. So, go ahead and smile today. You will make yourself feel good and chances are you will make someone else’s day, too!