17 Jun Does Stress Have You in DysFUNCtion?
Why and How You Should Be Managing Your Stress
Stress is one of the most prevalent yet least addressed issues that we face every single day. There’s good news though. The tools that you can use to start managing your stress are available, easy to access, and even easier to use if you know where to start.
First, let’s look at the different types of stress that you might be facing.
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The past year and a half hasbeen stressful for us all. Our children are navigating a confusing world of online learning, some of us have faced financial strain, and some of us might have even lost loved ones to the pandemic. Emotional stress, whether big or small, influences our health in more ways than one, including:
- Disrupting Your Sleep Schedule
- Weakening Your Immune System
- Influencing Your Digestive Tract and Harming Your Gut Health
- Increasing Your Chance of Heart Disease, Diabetes and Obesity
- Increasing Your Risk of Alzheimer’s
- And more!
The Good News
While thinking of managing your stress might make you feel even more stressed, we’re here to assure you that it’s possible. Here are some of the natural, effective, and easy ways to start managing your stress:
Try the 4-7-8 breathing technique to ground yourself when you’re feeling panicked or stressed.
Being Kind to Yourself
Try not to beat yourself up for being human!
Taking Small Steps Towards Your Goals
Set smaller, more realistic goals to keep yourself from feeling overwhelmed.
Jotting your thoughts down might make them easier to manage.
Affirmations and Gratitude
Start your day off by taking a look at the things that make life worth living.
Improving Your Morning Routine
Getting a strong start will set the tone for the rest of your day.
Get your heart pumping to lift your mood and improve your health.
Spend a few moments quieting your mind and letting go of the fears that bind you.
Want to get out of your stress funk?
Reach out to us at the Thrive Functional Wellness Center now to learn how you can start naturally, easily, and reliably managing your stress tolive a happier life.