Following on from last week’s post Stress is a Major Cause of Weight Gain How reducing
Stress heals your Body, Mind and Sleep
Tai chi and meditation, are just two great ways of coping with stress. If you can lower your daily stress levels by practising your tai chi, or meditating, you will be in a better frame of mind to be able to cope with unexpected or extra stressful situations.
Exercise and sleep play a very important part of our ability to cope with life. As do hobbies, doing what you enjoy will increase the happy hormones in your brain.
How you cope. We all have different levels of stress that we can cope with and different ways of dealing with it. Some go for a walk, some talk to friends, some have a glass of wine.
Knowing what gives you stress and how to cope with it is key. The more you experience stress in your life the know knowledge you have about yourself. You will know what to do to keep yourself happy and balanced. Don’t every feel guilty about taking some time out for yourself. This is crucial if you are to remain a well-balanced individual.
Most of us have different friends for different reasons. Some are closer than others, some we have known for a long time. They all provide a crucial role in helping us to reduce stress and promote are wellbeing. Our friends share our general outlook on life, our philosophies and morals. They support us in our goals, look out for us in times of trouble. They are our sounding boards, our weather veins, if you like, when we are trying to think through a situation.
And by doing the same for our friends we have an idea of our own self-worth as individuals and as part of a group. This is so important in our mental wellbeing.
Keeping stress in balance in your life will be a lifetime job. As will looking after your
physical and mental health. But, have a look at your life and ask yourself if you are happy in your relationships, in your health, in your job and home. If not, how would you like it to be?
You have the power and ability to change things and to cope with the stresses and strains that life brings, but you need to be honest with yourself.
Take some time each day and week for yourself to do something you enjoy. Spend time with friends and family who support and inspire you. Practise your tai chi and mediations. Keep your body healthy and exercised. Stop judging yourself so harshly and start praising yourself for what you have achieved and survived. Do what you need to do to keep yourself happy, balanced and to look after your well-being.