Not all stress is bad. Some stress helps us survive. The “fight or flight” response is produced by stress, but chronic stress can be harmful to our health.
The physical symptoms of stress include, sweating, chest or back pain, muscle spasms or cramps, erectile dysfunction or lowered libido, headaches, heart disease, high blood pressure, lowered immunity against diseases, aches, twitches, sleeping difficulties, stomach upset and more.
Emotionally stress causes feelings of anger, anxiety, burnout, inability to concentrate, depression and sadness, fatigue, insecurity, forgetfulness, irritability, nail-biting, restlessness, and other feelings that tend to raise the blood pressure and cause the physical symptoms named above.
Chronic stress can cause behaviors such as eating too much or too little, sudden angry outbursts, too much use of alcohol, drugs or tobacco, withdrawing socially, frequently crying, relationship difficulties.
4 Tips to Combat Stress
If you believe you have at least some degree of chronic stress here are 4 easy tips to help manage it:
- Exercise – Exercising releases chemicals like endorphins and serotonin which improves mood and lowers stress.
- Eat Properly – Studies have shown that eating a healthy diet improves your mood and health.
- Time – Schedule a regular time just for yourself. Use this time to focus inward without other distractions or interruptions.
- Personal Destresser – Pursue an activity that gives you pleasure and relaxation. It could be reading a book, listening to music, spending time with a pet, or joining a group of like-minded people.
Of course, one of the easiest and best ways to de-stress is to meditate or use hypnotism. The subconscious thoughts that often drive chronic stress are dealt with in a safe, efficient, comfortable and holistic way. If you would like to know more about how hypnotism can help you reduce your chronic stress call Bill Torgan at Conroe life Changes 936-537-5666 or you can book an appointment online at conroelifechanges.com