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Destressing Your Life!

Do you have stress in your life?

I know you answered yes, we all have stress in our lives.

What is stress? It is a reaction to a physical, mental, or emotional stimulus that upsets the body’s natural balance. Stress is unavoidable, it can be positive or negative, it can be physical or psychological.

Stress can cause:

  • Fatigue
  • Chronic head aches
  • Irritability
  • Changes in appetite
  • Memory loss
  • Low self esteem
  • Withdrawal
  • Tooth-grinding
  • Cold hands
  • High blood pressure
  • Shallow breathing
  • Nervous twitches
  • Lowered sex drive
  • Insomnia
  • Gastro-intestinal disorders and many more lifestyle diseases.

It is estimated that stress contributes to as much as 80% of all major illnesses.

Do you know that in order to have a vibrant healthy body you need to de-stress your life!

Some of the following are suggestions that have worked for many people.

  • Identify the stresses
  • Take a five minute break; sit back and take 100 slow deep breaths
  • Keep a gratitude journal, count your blessings (accent the positive)
  • Start an exercise program
  • Turn off the T.V. and play soothing music
  • Give yourself a day off, on that day pamper yourself ,sleep in, turn off the phones, watch a good movie, connect with a friend, give yourself a face message, have a relaxing bath, buy yourself flowers, go for a walk.
  • Give yourself permission to worry, but only once a day for 30 minutes
  • Eat a healthy diet, drink 8 to 10 glasses of water a day, eat 8 to 10 servings of fresh fruit and vegetables each day, avoid artificial sweeteners, carbonated drinks, fried food, junk food and sugar.
  • Avoid alcohol, tobacco and mood altering drugs
  • Get 8 to 9 hours of sleep a night
  • Listen to your inner voice. Is it talking negative?
  • Avoid or eliminate as many hassles from your life as possible
  • Learn to laugh
  • Live in the present, enjoy each day
  • Research the herb “Valerian”. This herb is used to sooth, relax and heal the nerves. You might find this helpful while you make changes in your life style.
  • Seek professional help if these changes haven’t improved your life

I know you have probably heard this before, but you can make small changes in your life. Some of the changes I listed on de-stressing your life will make a huge difference in your physical and emotional health.

Only you can change your life style, cut the stress in your life and have a vibrant healthy body.

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