Don’t Let Stress Take Control of Your Life: Do These 6 Things Instead

Posted June 19, 2020 by in Health + Fitness
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Stress is a fact of life. Everyone faces some degree of stress every day. It might be from their job, school, finances, and even relationships. Our body has the ability to process and handle stress, but too much stress or chronic stress can be too much to process. 

Plus, everyone reacts to stress differently. Some people break down under the smallest stress, while others thrive under extreme pressure. 

Regardless of how well you handle stress, hypnotherapy can help your body adjust how it reacts to stress to prevent stress overload. Hypnosis training will allow you to help others learn to manage their stress, as well:

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How Stress is Mentally and Physically Harmful

The Global Organization for Stress estimates that 75% of all Americans report some type of stress in their life. But it’s not just Americans who are stressed out. 91% of Australians admit to feeling stressed in their everyday life. 

Stress is common, so don’t stress about it, right? Wrong. Stress can lead to hypertension, one of the leading causes of death in the world. While that’s a rather extreme take, stress does cause all kinds of minor and several medical problems. 

Stress is strongly connected with our mental health. In fact, depression often goes hand-in-hand with stress. Since our physical and mental health is so interconnected, it’s reasonable to say that stress is harmful to us mentally and physically. 

For example. Stress often results in a lack of sleep and insomnia. Our bodies need sleep to recharge and heal. If deprived of sleep, our bodies are physically injured. Weight gain, heart problems, headaches. These are all side effects caused by stress. 

6 Things to Try to Lower Stress

You’ll never be able to cut stress out of your life entirely. Life IS stress. However, what you can do is change how you react to stress. 

Do these 6 things to take control of your stress:

  1. Control your emotions.

As freeing as it can be to cuss someone or something out, it actually raises your stress level. If you’re in a stressful situation where you can’t stay calm, walk away. 

  1. Leave the past in the past.

Strolls down memory lane are fun if they are GOOD memories. But too often we get distracted by bad memories that cause us to relive the stress. Try to stay present rather than looking back at your past mistakes. 

  1. Enjoy some mindless fun. 

When you’re stressed, having fun is the last thing on your mind. However, doing something mindless that you enjoy – even if it’s just watching television – can help your mind take a break from the stress. 

  1. Count your blessings.

Feeling gratitude is another habit that can help you leave stress at the door

  1. Don’t be so hard on yourself. 

Everyone makes mistakes. As long as you move forward and try your best to do better, there’s no need to beat yourself up for your errors. 

  1. Do that thing you’ve been avoiding now, not later. 

When you’re feeling down and stressed, it may seem better to put off that thing you have to do until tomorrow. But in reality, it will only cause you more stress today AND tomorrow. Checking something off your to-do list, on the other hand, is like chipping away at the stress, one item at a time. 

Stress may be a fact of life, but it doesn’t have to be your whole life.