Stress, it’s a killer…

Stress, is a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.

Having Stress…yes we all do, it can be a good thing, that keeps you on your toes, but when it becomes to much, it can become debilitation.

The moment we become more self-aware and begin to realize the way we react to daily stress, improvement can begin. The first step is knowing that thinking is a physical act.- ” Dr. Thomas Hanna

Stress
How We manage Stress is important.
There are many life challenges that cause Stress:
Death
Divorce
Job loss
Money
Moving
Marriage
Chronic Illness
The Effect that Stress has on your body:
Headaches
High Blood Pressure
Diabetes
Weight Gain
Anxiety
Heart Problems

Nutrition, such as vitamin C is helpful during times of stress. Eat a well balanced diet to support the adrenal gland, such as whole grains, legumes, cauliflower, broccoli, salmon and sweet potatoes. Chinese ginseng, vitamin B6, Zinc, magnesium and Potassium for adrenal support, eat a banana. Avoid excess caffeine, and cigarette smoke.

Sound, can have a positive impact on the Nervous System. Listening to natural sounds such as waves crashing, forest noises, the “Ocean and Birdsongs” music, and Classical Music or the Ballet.
Smell, is also helpful. The olfactory system has an immediate affect on both the physiological and psychological bodies. Essential oils that are calming such as Lavender is an aromatic smell that helps to relieve stress. Smells that remind you of past and present calming memories. I love smelling a bonfire, fireplace, and freshly cut grass in the summertime. Reminds me of my childhood. Flowers, take a deep breath, its helpful in reliving Stress!

Sight, is probably something that you couldn’t imaging helping with Stress, but it does. Color helps when dealing with Stress. Calming neutral colors such as, greens, and blues, and warm harmonious colors will help. Visual images of positive thoughts through meditation, and yoga. Surround yourself with people that love and support you.. then, go watch a funny movie with them!!!

Exercise, I can not tell you how often exercise has helped me cope with stressful situations in my life. It really helps. Try just walking, yoga, running, aerobic exercises, and also swimming. Exercise increases the secretion of endorphins which leads to feelings of euphoria and creates fewer negative thoughts, which relieve the effects of Stress.

Stress will wear our bodies and our mental state down!! If you are feeling overwhelmed about a situation that you are experiencing, maybe see a therapist, try exercising, listen to your favorite tunes, and hang out with people who love you. You are not alone..I have been there many times, but learning coping skills will help you through it all.

Thank you for visiting and remember to
……. make a memory every day, and don’t apologize for who you are…rebecca



2 thoughts on “Stress, it’s a killer…

  1. Very accurate information.
    Stress lead me to having a stroke and permanently loosing my vision in one eye. My high blood pressure caused a Retinal Occlusion but no neurological damage. Very lucky. I have and continue to remove stress from my life via Diet, Exercise and non participation in toxic work environments.

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