- Mental Health
Things to Stop Doing to Yourself When You're Stressed
Stress Begets Stress!
When we are stressed, we usually feel it in every pore of our bodies and it usually stresses us out more.This article will talk about recognizing the signs of stress and how to alleviate them.
Things to Start Doing for Yourself When You are Stressed
Take a break and assess your situation.
If possible, remove yourself from anyone or thing that is causing you stress.
Utilize the people who want to help by telling them how they can help you.
If you can't find ways to reduce your stressors, look for ways to deal with them better.
Find something that relaxes you. Make it your "go-to" in times of stress.
Count to ten.
Learn to establish a lifestyle that will help alleviate stress.
Things to Stop Doing When You are Stressed
Stop beating yourself up, literally and figuratively
Stop stressing out the people around you.
Stop perpetuating the stress.
Don't push people away (unless they are the cause of the stress!)
Stop putting yourself in the same stressful situations.
If you have no choice but to be in those stressful situations, change the way you deal with them.
Stop allowing your stress to dictate your actions.
Don't throw, kick or break things.
Don't drive a vehicle or operate machinery.
Stop allowing the stress to have control.
Using food to "feed" your stress.
Recognizing Stressors in Your Life.
There are some very typical stressors that if we know they are coming, we can prepare ahead for them. They include:
- Child moving out of the home
- Death of a spouse
- New baby
These are all things that cause many changes in a household. They may not be controllable but are often predictable. If these are things happening in your life, you can prepare for them to ease the transition. Sometimes, as in the case of the death of a spouse or a very early birth of a child, it is a surprise. Know that these are major life event changes. these are the things that cause or add to stress.
In addition, learn to recognize the smaller things that can cause you stress, like:
- driving directions
- being on time
- long lines
And the many more daily frustrations we encounter.
How are you handling the stress in your life?
Think Happy Thoughts
How many time have you heard, "Go to your 'happy place'" or "Think happy thoughts." In reality, these are true statements. Visualization is a great way to see you through many a stressful situation. This can be done in many ways, from formal techniques to a simple do it yourself way. When you get in the habit of practicing these techniques on a regular basis, you will be able to moderate your responses to stress much easier. Practicing ways to deal with stress on the spot will also help you to moderate your body's automatic responses. For example, if you are standing in a long line and the people around you are becoming pushy, you can tune everything out for a couple of minutes by going to a happier place. Where that happy place is, is up to you. It can be a beach in Hawaii or the bar bells at the gym. It can be a song or a poem. You can picture coming home to your beautiful family. It doesn't natter what it is. It only matters that you visualize something that calms you down.
Physical Conditions that Can be Caused by Stress
When we are mildly stressed, our body has an automatic response. It sets off a kind of alarm system that involves hormonal, adrenal and cortisol changes. These are changes that alert you and carry you through the stress. Your body will take of care of it with this "quick fix." Sometimes, the stress becomes constant and a quick fix isn't enough. It can trigger a whole lot more health conditions, including:
- Heart Disease
- Sleep problems
- Memory problems
- Digestive problems
- It can trigger already existing problems
Stop Thinking that Stress is the Norm
We have become a society of too much in too little time. Often, you will hear people discussing their levels of stress. It almost sounds like a contest. Do not be proud of your stress. Be proud of your ability to reduce it and try some of these easy homemade perfume recipes for women by SuzieHQ. They are a surefire way to help you relax. I'm on my way to stock up on these ingredients now!