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Stress and Wellness

Updated on September 21, 2016

What is Stress?

Stress is defined as a chemical, physical factor which causes tension within the body. Stress can cause so many different physical and mental ailments, below are a few things that can be caused from having a constant stress load in your life.

1. Stroke

2. Ulcer

3. Heart Disease

4. Depression

5. High Blood Pressure

6. Insomnia

7. Muscle Aches

8. Increased or decreased appetite

9. Headaches

10. Even death in some severe cases

Stress in high levels is not the only thing that can cause these ailments I posted above, but it can be a huge factor that plays a big role in them. Below are a couple good ways to help reduce the stress in your life.


Don't Worry About the Small Stuff

Don't sweat the small stuff in life, in other words stop worrying about things you can't change. You can save yourself from some much unneeded stress and "wrinkles" by simply breathing and letting stuff kind of fall where it will. I mean the only thing that stress can cause is more stress and that is not very productive at solving anything.

Life is too short to waste it away trying to get everything perfect, or make everyone happy. Nobody and I mean nobody is perfect, so stop wasting all your precious time and energy on trying to be the best.


Sweat it Out

Exercise daily, it doesn't have to be a move to you drop workout, all that matters is that you move and get your heart pumping and blood flowing. I recommend dancing, boxing or yoga, which is fun and can be done at just about any fitness level. You will be amazed how you feel once you start a regular fitness routine, your stress levels should go from sky high to extremely low within the first week of starting a fitness regimen.

Scream and Shout

I know you may think this sounds crazy but sometimes you just need to scream and let everything out, stress is usually caused by too much pent up pressure built up within your body. So instead of holding it in just release one loud scream, " I recommend doing this outside if nobody is around, or into a pillow if they are." You may feel crazy doing this, but you will feel so much relief from doing this.

Talk or Write about it

Talking to a friend about what is stressing you out can be helpful as well. Sometimes just yapping about what is bugging you is enough to help calm you down. Friends are also pretty good at giving some helpful advice.

You could also try keeping a journal, write about what is bugging you. Writing is very therapeutic and helpful for dealing with stress.


Meditation is awesome for helping you release and deal with stress, Your body is put in an automatic, relaxed state of wellness while doing meditation. This calms down your racing heartbeat and boiling blood instantly.

The best part about meditation is you can do it just about anywhere. Anytime you feel your blood begin to boil, take a few deep, slow breaths and you should start to feel the tension leave your body.


Stress in normal levels is okay, just don't let stress ruin your life, and make you miserable. I hope you find the tips I posted above helpful. I am not a doctor of any kind, so please, please if you are experiencing any of the physical ailments I posted above, consult your physician immediately, he would be more qualified to give you tips on how to reduce your stress than I am.


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      Melody Trent 4 years ago from United States

      I learned the har way how important it is to reduce stress levels. I was in a position where I worked mysld to the bone. I should have asked for more help. I didn't and my hormones went crazy. I ended up bein vry sick. It nded in an operation that did help. It would have been easier to have chosen wellness.

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      Toni Northern 4 years ago from Williamston NC

      Good hub. Stress can definitely hurt you or kill you by the decisions they can drive you towards. Love the, fight back and seek solutions to a problem rather than stress the problems, encouragement in your hub. Great simple advice.

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      Mary 4 years ago from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet.

      Thank you for commenting Ausseye.

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      Ausseye 4 years ago

      Hi Cashew,

      Loved the detail of how you stress and I am deep pressed to respond

      There are so many ways to die trying, now I’m really stressed hope my dry cleaner dose not press the issue. But meditation is a trip, yep I agree stress relief is a mind bending relaxation … am going there right now!!!!

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      meloncauli 4 years ago from UK

      Good advice. Sadly, one thing that causes more stress in people who are already stressed to the hilt, is the fear of their stress affecting their health! :(

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      Mary 4 years ago from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet.

      Thank you guys for commenting, I use to stress out about everything until I found meditation and yoga.

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Great well written article with all good tips and advice within it on how to beat stress . Well done !

      Vote up and more !!!

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this. At the oil company I went through stress so bad I would get sores. But I got off on it. It felt so good when each project was over.

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      Mary 4 years ago from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet.

      Thank you guys for commenting.

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      Gail Meyers 4 years ago from Kansas City - United States

      Writing it out in a journal sometimes helps, too. I think a lot of us are under more stress than we even realize until it gets our attention through an illness. Good suggestions for handling stress.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I had a mentor who once told me "don't stress the small stuff and it's all small stuff."

      Good suggestions here; stress is a killer for sure.

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      Mary 4 years ago from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet.

      Thank you for commenting Miller2232.

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      Sinclair Miller III 4 years ago from Florida

      Also, don't worry about things you can't control.