AT LEAST THAT’S WHAT THEY SAY…
November 6th is Stress Awareness Day! It’s a special day aiming to promote awareness of today’s modern challenges, and to aid individuals and organisations in changing behaviours and lifestyles which may lead to excessive stress.
(Thanks btw, like I need to be MORE aware that I’m stressed. I know I’m stressed.)
Ha I love that scene.
If you DON’T want to end up like Jerry or even like Kramer on a good day, here are some very simple tips to help reduce your levels of stress, according to Dr. John Pierce (wellness expert) of the Huffington Post. (I will say that these are almost “common sense” tips. The kind you hear all the time but continue to defy).
1) Exercise. Becoming active is one of the best things you can do to decrease stress. Cortisol, the stress hormone, is responsible for the fight-or-flight response, and in the early days of mankind, the release of Cortisol and burst of adrenaline helped us to escape from dangerous situations.
2) Add supplements to your diet. Most of us don’t get the vitamins and nutrients we need from our diet. Many of these actually are purported to have stress-busting benefits. Some examples, Vitamin D can help to support your immune system, and Vitamin E or Vitamin C might be a good addition due to their antioxidant properties. (always consult your doctor first of course).
3) EAT WELL, EAT WELL, EAT WELL! Everyone drills it into your head, yet you continue not to do it! (I’ve been guilty). Think fish, healthy fat, plenty of fruits and vegetables, and whole grains. You might also consider cutting out sugar, as this will only give you a false sense of energy followed by a huge crash. Instead, reach for a healthy snack like almonds, egg whites, or lean protein whenever you need a boost of energy. Eating healthfully will not only keep you physically fit, it will also help you to think clearly and stay motivated throughout the day, which will keep stress low.
4) Get plenty of sleep. A lack of sleep can take a toll on our mental well-being and on our waistlines. A recent study found that people who sleep less than five to six hours a night are more likely to be overweight, and people who don’t get enough sleep tend to overeat the next day. Ensure that you get enough sleep by practicing good sleep hygiene, which means going to bed and getting up at the same time each day, even on the weekends.
That’s it! That’s not so bad or difficult at all!
Bottom line is- if you want to feel better….you WILL DO WHAT YOU NEED TO DO!
Simply eating well, drinking lots of water, exercising and sleeping has made me a NEW woman! Seriously! (I’m not preachin’, just sayin’).
Try it, you might like it! Or you could just be like this for the rest of your life…..
Ha Ha! Don’t stress just make a decision!