Stress is a part of life.
It would be great if we could eliminate it altogether.
But that is simply impossible.
If you are stressed out more often than not, this will interfere with your ability to be happy.
Stress robs people of their energy.
That’s why you feel drained whenever experiencing it.
It can actually prevent your body from performing its normal functions such as fighting off disease.
This is why excess stress can lead to diseases.
The mechanism the body uses to fend off the diseases is being diverted to try and fend off the stress.
Stress can also interfere with happiness.
Although people can try to make themselves happier just by thinking about being happy, it will be short lived when stress is overwhelming them.
While you can’t eliminate stress, try to reduce it by using the following steps.
- Start Exercising. When you include exercise, especially cardio, you are pumping up your endorphins. These are chemicals that the brain uses to make you feel good. Stress will find it difficult to stick around if you increase your ability to feel good. When you involve high-intensity exercise, you tend to think less about those situations that are stressing you out in the first place. You’re taking out your aggression’s using the exercise. This can lower your levels of stress significantly.
- Another way to combat stress is to deal with any situation that is causing your stress. If you’ve been putting off something at work because you didn’t have time, try to find some time. You will usually find that by putting some less important tasks on the back-burner, you will free yourself up to work on those items you were putting off.
- Consider taking some time each day just for yourself. This can even be 15 to 20 minutes early in the morning to simply relax and clear your mind. You can think of this as a sort of meditation but it doesn’t need to be as formal as that. Just grab some quiet time on your own in a space where you won’t be interrupted. You could also choose a place at work where you know you can be by yourself.
You will continue to get stressed out throughout your life.
By applying techniques to help reduce or eliminate some of your stress, you are going to find that it’s much easier to let yourself be happy.
Do you have any “Stress-Free” activities that you run to when you’re feeling stretched?
I’d love to hear what kind of things you have in your toolbox to combat Stress!