Hey guys! I hope y’all are having an awesome day. I wanted to talk a little bit about stress today. Lately I’ve been super stressed and I have a lot of thoughts going through my head CONSTANTLY; I have to pay this bill, I have to pick up the dry cleaners, I have to wash clothes, I have to grocery shop, how am I going to pay my bills when my job is cutting hours. And I have way more but the point is I’ve been really stressed. Adult hood can get very stressful and we can forget that stress is something horrible to live with. It can negatively impact your mental & physical health. So I started thinking, how can I lower my stress without having to take a luxurious expensive vacation all the time? How can I stop obsessing about all these things I have to do?
I know people that live life so care free. It’s not like they don’t have responsibilities or do nothing all day. They do get things done but they don’t obsess about them all day. I want to be more like that. Knowing what I need to do, but not stress it until it’s done. I did a little research & found some ways to eliminate stress.
13 Ways to eliminate stress
- Do something you enjoy every day.
- Don’t sit for more than an hour.
- Sleep all you need to not feel tired.
- Reduce intake of alcohol, nicotine & caffeine.
- Take time to organize your home. Disorganization can make people stressful.
- Eat healthy.
- Get a massage.
- Take a walk.
- Take a bath.
- Sweat. (Sauna)
Stress can really take a toll in your life and make everything look way worse than what it actually is. Since I gave you a list of how to cope with stress &/or eliminate it. I want to give you a list of UNHEALTHY ways people deal with stress. (You may not notice that these are behaviors you are doing as a result to stress. )
UNHEALTHY Ways to Cope with Stress
- Eating comfort food/ binge eating.
- Withdrawing from family, friends.
- Drinking a lot.
- Sleeping too much.
- Using pills or drugs to relax.
- Taking it out on other people.
We may not master the carefree life, I know I wont. But trying everyday to relax, mediate, taking a walk. Maybe one day we will get closer to mastering it! Happy Tuesday everyone !