Sweaty palms, heart racing, panic rising as you realize there’s only so much time at hand and way too much to do.
Stress can immobilize you and negatively impact several aspects of your life. However, do you know that there are certain things that you might be doing to yourself on a daily basis to up your stress levels? It’s vital to understand that stress resonates beyond work and nagging individuals.
Over the next few days, we will try to take a step back, take a mental health day and de-stress and detox our minds. On the onset, let’s try to understand which daily habits act as stress triggers for us and how to break them.
- You don’t like to say NO. It’s good to act in order to please others, but not at the cost of your own happiness. Saying “no” once in a while is perfectly alright, especially if it means you are happier and less stressed. Allow yourself that.
- You obsess over things which are out of your control. There are things that you have no control over, especially the behaviour of others. Do not allow it to destroy your internal peace. Move on and work on resolving issues rather than thinking about things that you can’t change anymore.
- You eat unhealthy food in excess. Feeding your stress with processed junk food and excess of caffeine leaves you for worse physically and mentally.
- You overload your schedule and have no time to sweat it out. Human brain is built to deal with stress better when the body is physically active. If you aren’t getting your fair share of workout, a quick jog, a yoga class, a swim or even a romp in the sheets is a good idea. Just get moving.
- You procrastinate. Better get the things done ASAP. Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.
- Why so grim? Laugh more! It alleviates your stress levels, it improves the blood flow, relaxes the muscles and it does make you look pretty!!! Don’t be stingy with your laughs.
So now, the next time that you are stressed, take a step back, breathe deeply and stop yourself from repeating these unhealthy habits.
We will soon bring more information and tips your way to handle the stress better. Stay connected.