Reducing Stress for a Healthier You

We live in a generation where stress is so widespread, that it has become a part of our daily lives. We set aggressive alarms in the evening to make sure that we startle ourselves awake every morning. We jump out of bed, and inattentively go through with our shower and breakfast with the looming thought of traffic, meetings, and unpleasant co-workers triggering that headache which now seems to be coming more frequently.

How long can we sustain such a hectic lifestyle?

Prolonged exposure to stress can cause some physical symptoms to manifest and lead to more serious ailments. What starts initially as a chronic headache, irritability, and “fuzzy thinking,” can progress to graver conditions, such as depression, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, hyperthyroidism, hair loss, sexual dysfunction, ulcers, obsessive compulsive or anxiety disorder, tooth and gum disease, and even cancer.

There are some measures that you can do to be less affected by stress. Practising stress management techniques can reduce stress effectively. It can also improve your resilience in stress-reducing situations that you’ll come face to face with in the future. Some of the things you can try are morning walks, spending quality time with friends and family, gardening, and making journals. Find something that you find relaxing and fitting to your lifestyle.

Practice stress-management at your workplace as well.

Practice stress-management at your workplace as well. Keeping a cleaner and a more organized workspace can create a more pleasant atmosphere. Plus, it would be easier to find things when everything is in its proper place. Be sure to take regular breaks. Even a short 15- minute break can boost your productivity and allows you to go back to your work with a fresher outlook. When you have a comfortable workspace you are more relaxed and your quality of work increases.

Developing a positive attitude is also one of the excellent ways to cope with stress. Keep in mind that everybody goes through a rough day from time to time, it’s how we deal with it that makes a difference. You can choose to let it pull down your spirits or face it with a “This too shall pass” attitude. The latter will help you remain calm and optimistic that things will get better.

There is no remedy for stress and unfortunately we cannot totally eliminate it from our lives. However, putting stress under control can help us become healthier and happier. Focus your energy on what really counts in life. Here are 5 additional ways to reduce stress:

  1. Identify the causes of your stress. Write them down and specify the level of stress they cause and what the effects are on you.
  2. Take control. Decide which ones on your list you can act upon, and get them done.
  3. Learn to say “no.” Don’t commit to things that you think will only complicate your life unreasonably.
  4. Don’t be too much of a perfectionist. Don’t expect perfection from others of from yourself.
  5. If you are a smoker try to quit. Visit NHS website for tips and advice or try a quit smoking aid such as gum or electronic cigarettes

 

What Is Stress?

Live A Stress Free Life

What is Stress?

Stress is termed as the ability to adequately respond to mental, emotional and/or physical demands. Regardless of whether you are in a situation where there is actually a threat or whether the threat is imagined.

The body or physical response to a real or imagined stressful situation is the same. Your nervous system releases a flood of hormones including adrenaline and cortisol which are the ‘fight or flight’ response and ready’s the body for action. When used appropriately they keep a person focused, happy, energetic and alert.

Did you know there are only two emotions in the world?
Love and Fear

When you look at all the emotions a person can experience they all boil down to just two basic, even, primordial feelings. Love and Fear.
Lets look at this in depth

Anger: Anger is actually a secondary response. Think back to a time when you felt really angry. What was the precursor? What were you feeling first? Were you afraid that someone was going to take something from you. Or did you feel disrespected, trapped, offended, forced to do something you didn’t want to do? We tend to lump these feelings under the banner of ‘Anger’.

Anger is both a constructive and a destructive emotion. When used constructively and in context anger is a positive emotion such as when.

 

Mind and Body

Stress Causes your Mind and Body to AGE! and… prevents healing

Did you know that:

      • Constant stress, worry and tension affects your physical and mental health
      • Research shows that it can actually age you at a cellular level.

Translated, this means that at the most basic level of your physiology you are not only aging but that your capacity to heal is affected.
This website aims to show you ‘keys’ that have the ability to unlock your pathways to healing.

What to look out for

          • free e-book
          • therapeutic exercises
          • foods that calm, foods that assist in losing weight
          • plants that can remove toxins from the air
          • a writing exercise that calms random internal dialogue (RID)
          • how pressing certain points on your body can have an immediate calming effect
          • and much more…

 

 

Some of the information contained on these pages is derived from knowledge that is thousands of years old and some information is considered ‘new age’. The fact of the matter is that used correctly they work.

The ‘key’ is to take a good look around the website follow any of the links and discover for yourself how you can make a difference to your quality of life.

If you are looking for more information about alternative medicine, acupuncture, and other straight forward treatment methods keep a look out for my free ebook, “How to Thrive in the Modern World: A Laypersons’ Guide to Chinese Medicine”. In it I detail exactly how your mind and body health can benefit from an alternative medicine approach.

How often do you hear people saying “oh, I’m so stressed about my family, or work, or friend, exams, physical pain” – the list could be endless. The underlying fear is that they have no control over their feelings – that it can only get worse.
As a natural health practitioner with over 20 years of experience I can verify first hand that alleviating stress in my clients, whether in the body or mind, is always a number one priority in conjunction with treatment for their main disorder.

A few mindbody exercises and techniques can have a huge impact on every facet of your mind, body and life.

Take your time and have a good look around the site there is a ton of free information and techniques that you can use and pass on to family and friends and whats more… they work.