Stress and You
Stress can be caused by a million different things. It is different for everybody and what stresses one person might not stress another, but either way it is there. Sometimes we can create our own stress by thinking about something non stop and we might not even realize that we are doing it. The problem is that stress can have serious side effects! According to the American Heart Association stress can cause things like headaches, backaches, forgetfulness, anxiety, and anger to name a few things. And I don’t know about you but those things could cause me MORE stress. That is why you need to allow yourself to “unplug”.
By unplug I mean allowing yourself to focus on you. To turn off your cell phones and just allow yourself time to be alone and do something just for you. By taking out a little time for yourself you will be able to relax and calm down. There is no need to worry about everything nonstop. It will be there when you come back, but you need to give yourself a break. You need to go read, workout, play video games, or whatever else it is that you like to do. By unplugging, you are breaking that stress cycle and giving your brain and body they time it needs to relax. So don’t think you are being selfish when you take time out for yourself, you deserve it! Your body deserves it. It is ok to take time out for yourself. It doesn’t make you a bad person, it just means that for once you are putting yourself and your health first. Seriously, you don’t always have to carry the weight of the world on your shoulders. Just relax and take a break.
~You Are Worth It~
Posted on April 16, 2015, in A Little Zen, Stress management and tagged healthy, healthy heart, healthy mind, how to destress, mental health, reduce stress, reduce your stress, relaxation, Stress, Stress management, stress relief. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.