People of any age experience stress at one point or another. Stress is meant to be
the reaction to a situation when the body responds to any kind of threat, anxious
or demand. It is an inevitable part of life. Stress can be both positive or negative.
However for the most part, it brings many negative effects on your body. Normally
when you feel stress, certain hormones are released in your body. Stress hormones
are mainly dopamine, epinephrine (also known as adrenaline), norepinephrine
(noradrenaline), and especially cortisol. It creates both short-term(acute) and
long-term (chronic) effects on your body.
Common effects of stress:
- Sleep problems
- Muscle pain
- Chest pain
- Change in sex drive
- Blood pressure may increase
- Heart may pound
- Digestive Problem etc
So, now you can feel how it’s so important to cope with stress, right? OK, let’s talk about some great ways to cope with stress.
Exercise is one of the best ways to reduce stress and depression. It improves your overall quality of life. Morning exercises are very useful. Try doing all exercises you feel comfortable with. The thing is we don’t exercise regularly. So, be sure you do it on a regular basis. Don’t let anything distract you from your exercise. Exercise balances the nervous system and increases blood pressure which helps to get rid of stress. Even it helps to flush out stress hormones. So, start it from today
Eating a well-balanced diet is so important for a healthy life. Such as fruits,
vegetable which are high in complex carbohydrates. Take well-balanced meals. Try
avoiding processed foods, sugar, alcohol, cigarettes, caffeine etc. It may help you
for coping with stress but that is just for temporary relief. Even it can create your
stress worse in the long run. Fish with high levels of omega-3 fatty acids has been
shown to reduce the symptoms of stress.So, start with a good breakfast and end
the day by eating good food.
Talk to others:
Don't hide any problems within yourself. Try sharing them with your parents,
friends, counselor, doctor, teacher etc. Hanging out with family or friends is the
best work to reduce stress. Even a good relationship with people is important to
any healthy lifestyle. Do you know talking face to face with another person releases
hormones that reduce stress? Yeah, you heard it right.[To know this “How does
this mechanism work in your brain? “ go check another article on our website] So,
talk to others and pass time with your family.
Getting enough sleep is very essential for a person to maintain optimal health and
well-being. It gives you better productivity and concentration. There are plenty of
benefits of getting enough sleep. One of them is it undoubtedly helps you to feel
relaxed from stress. It prevents depression. A study concludes that the lack of sleep
is a contributing factor to many deaths which are done by suicide.So the
importance of getting enough sleep is implausible. It will help you to feel great
overnight. So, sleep very fast and wake up in the morning. Try to make it a habit
When something doesn’t go quite right, you used to hear someone saying “Think
positive”. May it’s difficult to hear but there is some truth in it. Positive thinking
not only reduces stress but also extends beyond being a stress buster. It reduces
your chances of depression and helps you to deal with hardships in a better way. It
triggers you to be motivated all the time. So, always try to think positive.