Tomorrow (April 16th) is National Stress Day and for many of us, stress is a major factor that can sometimes hinder us from tackling everyday responsibilities. As spring arrives and we continue to barrel through work and school schedules for a bit of breathing room this summer, it’s perfect that April’s Stress Awareness Month initiatives help inform and empower us all to take better care of ourselves while noticing the signs of incoming bouts with stress.
If you know what it means to be stressed out, then you already know how difficult it can be to actually overcome stress, but did you know that avoiding certain stressors can literally save your life? There are a few important steps to help you deal with them and eliminate whatever got you stressed out lately.
Start planning first to get more sleep. Pushing yourself too far and not getting the required amounts of sleep you need to function can be detrimental to your health and increase your stress levels.
Drinking more water is a simple tactic, but it’s also one of the most beneficial ways to feel better. You won’t be as dehydrated if you substitute water for sodas, coffee and other caffeinated beverages. Now’s the time to make sure you’re also drinking more water for better brain functioning and activity.
Eating and exercising go hand in hand. You are what you eat so be sure to monitor your metabolism and your eating habits. Burn those calories and consume what’s healthiest for your body.
Lastly, if you still feel stressed out after trying these easy-to-do methods, it’s time to get some help. Seek out professionals whom you can talk to about your stress levels and find out what plausible suggestions might be best for you.
As we live, love, work and grow during Stress Awareness Month, you can find out more about how to deal with stress via News Republic.