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Apr 24, 2013

5 Ways to De-Stress Your Life

 

April is national stress awareness month. More than likely, you deal with stressors on a regular basis. Most of us deal with stress on a daily basis. It is important that you find ways to mitigate the effects of stress in your life to ensure that the stress does not take too much of a toll on your body. Stress can be extremely detrimental to your health and it is important that you understand how to calm yourself down when you start to feel stressed. Some common ways to minimize the effect of stress are…

  1. Exercise – Whether you head out for a run or you need to punch a punching bag at the gym, it is important that you get out and exercise. Find a physical activity that you enjoy and let yourself enjoy the time that you are spending improving your health.
  2. Laugh – It may sound ridiculous, but laughing can do a lot to help you calm down.  It will improve blood flow throughout your body and even help your heart health.
  3. Socialize – Sometimes it can be hard to go out and be around other people when you are stressed. In actuality, being around people that you love can be a great way to help you minimize your stress levels.
  4. Write – Writing down your problems and keeping a journal of your stress can help you relive tension that you may be feeling. Working out problems through writing can help you solve problems that you may not have solved otherwise.
  5. Show Gratitude – Take time to find things in your life that you are grateful for. Gratitude can help you put your stressors into perspective.

Stress can take a toll on your physical and mental health. If you are not already finding ways to relieve your stress, take the next few weeks to find some beneficial ways of relieving stress in your life.

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