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What Can We Do Against Stress?

By Lyndsay @balancebrunette

Stress has become a detrimental part of our day-to-day lives. Whether it’s the congested road on your way to work, or the recent argument you’ve had with your best friend, we’ve grown used to stress. In many ways, we’ve even welcomed it inside our homes and helped it settle down. 

However, this has to end. You can’t make stress a regular guest in your life. You need to find a way to fight it off without actively aggravating the situation. Stress is the body’s response to events that are unexpected, unpleasant, and out of the ordinary. There’s no denying that you can’t always control what life is throwing at you. While in some specific situations, you can reduce anxiety and tension by directly sorting out the underlying problem, more often than not, the best way to defeat stress is to manage it. 

Below are a few ways to help manage your stress:

What Can We Do Against Stress?

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Ultimately, while a little stress is healthy and can even boost your performance (a lot of people do well against a deadline), there’s a thin line between the healthy and unhealthy amount. Indeed, too much stress can have handicapping consequences, like anxiety disorders or panic attacks. It’s a vicious cycle that is almost impossible to break through. However, there are more and more alternative medicines and remedies that can help you to tackle high anxiety. If you’ve been struggling for a while, check out the marijuana expo to hear more about how medical professionals are using CBD to help patients deal with mood and stress disorders. It could be your way to gain back control. 

Make exercising a priority

There’s nothing a good workout can’t do. Not only is it the perfect way to clear your hearts and lungs from the clogs accumulated through our sedentary and passive lifestyle, but it also provides a strategic answer to stress. Working out releases happy hormones that can single-handedly reduce your stress levels. You don’t need to be highly active to benefit from physical exercise. Something as simple as walking after dinner gives you the opportunity to relax and forget about your worries. 

Be your own voice of reason

Stress starts in your mind. Therefore, as long as you understand how to control your mind, you should be able to tame your stress monster. Your emotional answer to stress is (generally) a choice. Always take a step back to ask yourself how you feel. You can’t control what happens around you, but you can decide how it makes you feel. 

Why does stress win?

Most people, however, continue to feel overwhelmed by stress. It’s important to understand that while stress is a trigger for your unease, the real issue is how you choose to manage it. Unhealthy coping mechanisms are the first cause of mental and physical health troubles when it comes to stress. From giving in to emotional eating to choosing isolation, stress makes you your worst enemy if you’re not careful about the choices you make. 

We can’t defeat stress as long as we fail to see that we are in charge of how we feel. You have a choice to make at the start of your stress management journey, and it’s to give your body and mind a fighting chance. Through alternatives treatments, exercise, or even rationalizing your fears, the only mistake with stress is to let it dictate your feelings and reactions. 

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