Relieving Stress and Moving on With Your Life

Updated 1-19-2022

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Relax and do something you enjoy

Tips For Relieving Stress

Removing challenges and demands from your life can seem difficult and stressful. It can seem overwhelming. No matter what you do, some obstacles seem to get in your way. It seems to slow your progress down. There are various things you can do when you are stressed out.

Did you ever think that a delay in traffic that kept you from getting to a meeting on time was set there to keep you from being in that accident that may have occurred a couple of miles ahead? 

Did you ever think, you're not getting that promotion may be training you to reach even higher for a better position. 

Did you ever think not getting that house you wanted was setting you up to wait for a better house to become available? 

No matter what obstacles you go through; use it as a training experience. 

Use it to motivate you for better things in life. Stop stressing about this and that. Get up exercise, read a book, eat healthily, and do other positive things.

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How Does Exercise Reduce Stress?

Are you willing to put in the work to relieve some stress? 

Join a gym or walk around the neighborhood.

Exercise helps pump up your endorphins that support the production of your brain's feel-good neurotransmitters.  Get up get out and get the endorphins pumping. 

Get a workout buddy; where you can work out, laugh, and talk. Get things off your mind while working your way to a healthy body. The benefits of exercise are great for stress and other things.

Reading as a Coping Mechanism

Reading helps relax the mind. Have you ever been reading a book; meanwhile, catch yourself falling asleep? You're filling your head with knowledge and relaxing your mind at the same time. Enjoy a great book and relax your mind from stress.

What Foods are Good For Stress?

You know the old saying that you are what you eat. Well, let's not try to run to that sugar for a pick me up all the time. Boost your mood with some healthy foods. 

Some of the best foods to eat for stress are:

  • Brazil nuts: It contains an antioxidant called selenium that helps lessen inflammation. 
  • Green leafy vegetables: They help regulate cortisol.
  • Fermented foods
  • Dark chocolate
  • Avocado

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    Best foods to eat for stress.

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Keep A Positive Mindset

I know it's hard to think positive all the time. When you feel negative thoughts creeping up, listen to or read a motivational and empowering message. Sometimes, read a book or Google people who have come through the same circumstance as you or worst. This will help give you some hope. It will help pick those stress levels up by seeing we all go through things, but we get up and keep going. 

Your circumstance can turn around when you least expect it to. Relax and let the stress go. Take time to meditate before your next task. Always remember, Do not turn a temporary trial into a permanent situation. This to shall pass. So let that stress go.
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