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Offsetting stress

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Stress can be a killer if it continues over a long period of time. Symptoms include eating disorders that can lead to over or under eating, depression, heart problems and autoimmune conditions. Cortisol and adrenaline are stress hormones that send alert signals to the body affecting heart rate, blood pressure, strength and stamina—all of which makes one alert. Relaxing sounds easy, but when one must deal with jobs, relationships, or finances, stress rarely takes a holiday. So what’s a person to do?

Taking a time out helps. If stress is inescapable, one must learn techniques to balance the mentality. For example, to combat anxiety, one might research all there is about a particular subject. The web makes it easy to look up health symptoms, parenting or relationship problems, or money management issues. With this basic information in hand, it will be easier to determine what action is next. Here are a few other suggestions.

Get rid of toxic relationships. The adage “Misery loves company” applies here.

Cook a fresh, healthy meal (with your children).

Laugh. YouTube has wonderful video clips of almost every comedian out there. Search out favorites.

Sit outside or take a five to ten minute walk during break time. The sun and fresh air will encourage revitalization.

Let it go. No one is always right. Listen to other points of view and ask a question when something is confusing.

Finally, focus on slow deep breathing as you lay in bed before sleep. When thoughts creep in, acknowledge them and return to the breath.



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