Yall! Some days, my stress levels are through the roof. In today’s world, I know I’m not the only. Some days, you can “woosaaahh” to your heart’s content, but still not find relief. There are things that you can do to deal with daily stress.
Check out five ways to help you deal with daily stress. (Note: The suggestions are general principles to help you combat the daily stress you feel in your life and make better decisions when under stress, but they are not intended to diagnose or treat a specific medical condition.)
AVOID CAFFEINE, ALCOHOL, AND NICOTINE
It’s understandable that people reach out for a cigarette to ease their anxiety, an alcoholic drink to take the edge of their stress, or a shot of caffeine in the morning to boost their energy – but these temporary ‘cures’ often exacerbate stress, as caffeine and nicotine are stimulants and alcohol is a depressant.
Many times, these substances offer a temporary sense of relief but come at a cost, as they can then magnify the feelings you are trying to satiate. You might, therefore, wish to consider replacing these for water or chamomile tea. And let’s be real, you know you shouldn’t be smoking anyway.
GET MORE SLEEP
It’s important to get your beauty sleep. This can be easier said than done (mommas, I see ya), however, when your stress levels are high, guided meditations can help you drift off into a deep sleep. You can find free ones on podcasts or YouTube. You may also consider upgrading your bed to a more supportive mattress particularly if you suffer from back problems, in fact, you can find a purple coupon here. Is there anything better than an incredible mattress?
You’ll also want to ensure the room is as dark as possible, and try not to take your laptop to bed with you, as the bright light stimulates your brain rather than allowing you to slow down into a state that is more conducive to sleep.
Exercise is one of the most beneficial activities you can do to reduce your stress levels and combat the feelings pent up inside. Working out will give you a ‘natural high’ known as an endorphin rush. It helps you feel more in control. You will be able to tackle whatever situation you are having to deal with that’s causing the stress to begin with.
Exercise is good because, you can go into the gym feeling one way and come out feeling totally different – this shift of perspective is often all that’s needed to resolve the stressful situation you are battling with, so get moving!
CONSIDER CHANGING JOBS
Is your job super stressful? There’s a chance this is because it’s not aligned with your nature. The wrong job or managing the wrong type of business can make you feel “off”. You may not feel supported or in alignment, and it can feel like you are trying to fit a square peg into a round hole.
Meditation is just as helpful as any exercise in terms of putting you in the right mental state to deal with what needs to be dealt with. Working from a calm and grounded place of response rather than a tense and stressed place will help you enormously.
DEALING WITH DAILY STRESS
Stress can be, well stressful. It’s really important that you find ways to help you deal with daily stress. You may not be able to eliminate all the stressors in your life. You need to learn how to relax and respond to these emotions will really make a big difference.
I have always found that working out helps with my stress. Endorphins are serious business. Are ready to get moving and want to find a program that works best for you? Fill out this super quick form and I will get in touch with you soon!