Ask Away...: Don’t Let Stress Get The Best Of You

Monday, April 30, 2018

Don’t Let Stress Get The Best Of You



Oh my God! I’m so stressed out I can’t even relax!

If this sounds like the kind of things you would say, then it’s time to find a way out of this vicious circle. The problem with stress is that it can rapidly take over your entire life and turn it into an unhealthy and terrifying nightmare. In reality, stress is nothing more than the way people react to a situation that didn’t go as planned. Let’s be honest about it: Bad things do happen. But while you can’t stop them, you can certainly change the way they affect your mood – and ultimately your health and sanity. The best way to take a stance and fight stress is to understand exactly how it affects you, changes your behavior or damages your relationships. You’re not yourself when you’re stressed. So it’s best to find easy and accessible solutions to reduce your stress levels and be yourself again.











Find coping mechanisms

There are excellent coping mechanisms to release the tensions caused by stress. For instance, a lot of people find that high-intensity sports are great to erase the stress at the end of a long day. If you’re a gym addict, you’ll find that 20 minutes on the treadmill can do wonder to forget everything about a meeting that went poorly! But not everyone picks healthy coping strategies. It’s not uncommon to try to find comfort in first a glass of wine, which can rapidly turn into a second glass, or a third, until it finally becomes a bottle. In the long term, you might find yourself unable to go through the day without. Yet, it doesn’t mean that your body can actually gain relief from it. On the contrary, your stress levels are only muted, and they risk increasing if you don’t keep the glasses coming. In other words, you might need help from a professional
health recovery centre to break the vicious circle. In other words, how you choose to cope can affect your physical experience of stress. 


It should never come between you and the people you love

Is there anything more precious than a
happy relationship that is unique to you and your partner?

Of course, there isn’t. But when you’re stressed, you’re not in the right state of mind. Consequently, you might find yourself saying or doing things you wouldn’t do in normal circumstances. Stress, as it happens, can lead to depression which isolates you from the people you love. If you find yourself struggling with a difficult situation at work or in your everyday life, don’t keep it hidden from your partner. Share your worries to protect your connection.

It only a matter of finding the right solution

Stress occurs when a problem presents itself. But, ultimately, stress delays you from finding a solution to the problem. To put it in other words, people who choose to
develop their problem-solving skills tend to experience less stress. Indeed, they tackle issues creatively and effectively as they happen. As a result, there is no room for stress.

In conclusion, stress is only destructive for as long as you let it rule your life. You can ask for help to cope, talk about it with your partner or simply consider how to solve your issues. All these strategies reduce your stress levels and improve your life!





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