Destressing Your Stress


The Many Causes of Stress:

Stress is a very common thing that people have come to face in everyday life. For the young, it may be over school work. Kids become very stressed about finishing that last homework packet, or studying for the final test of the semester that is happening tomorrow. For the average adult, it may be paying the monthly bill, or preparing to do a presentation in front of many. For most of us, it may be over social media. Your mood may change for the whole day due to what you see on the internet.

Symptoms/Side Effects of Stress:

As odd as it may sound, studies have shown that having a great amount of stress may cause headaches, high blood pressure, stomachaches, memory loss, disrupted sleep, and increased risk of heart attacks. It can even drain your immune system, and lowers your ability to concentrate and lead to higher heart rate, sore muscles, tense breathing, and the list goes on and on. However, there are ways you can avoid all these health problems. The one thing you will need to know is that you must find out exactly how you would destress yourself.

Examples of Destressing:

There are many ways that you can destress yourself. One way is that you can get into a habit of having a daily routine. This routine can be doing things such as vacuuming, cleaning, and doing laundry. Studies have shown that repeating a task several times helps your brain focus. Another way of destressing is a technique known as progressive muscle relaxation. If your stress by any chance is making you lose sleep, then clench all the muscles in your body, starting from your forehead down to your feet, for at least 5 seconds. Repeat this movement until all of your muscles are relaxed, and feel ready to sleep like a baby. One last way to relieve stress is by doing simple day to day exercises. Running, doing yoga, and even meditation can help lessen your anxiety and helps you remain calm.