When Life Gives You Lemons...
With all the progress the world hasundergone, most of us feel dead tired, working many different jobs,being cluttered by our other obligations during our “free time”.This makes no sense and is bound to cause stress in our lives. Womenare especially jeopardized here, especially if they are singlemothers, since they have to provide for their children by workingdouble time and, while they are at home, having a different, yet stilldemanding, job of taking care of their children. All in all, thesesituations can be more than stressful.
Thus, we need to learn how to cope withthem. There are many ways through which you can manage your stressand you need to find ones which work for you. In the long run, stresscan cause depression, fatigue, anxiousness, adrenal exhaustion andmany other health problems, some of which can be quite serious.
Many people, faced with life problemsmentioned above, take pills and other kinds of medications whichbombard their brain and make their senses dull, ignoring the stress.However, there are many healthier ways of dealing with stress. So,read the reminder of this article and when life gives you lemons, becreative a do somethings constructive, helping yourself.
...Make a Lemonade!
First of all, you need to know andpinpoint the exact causes of your stress. Think about your problems,since we often ignore or suppress our troubles and needs, especiallywhen stress takes its toll. Once you have pinpointed the culpritbehind your stress, deal with it by using some of the followingtechniques.
When we are stressed, we tend tobreathe irregularly. This makes us take shallow breaths and makelonger pauses between our breathing. However, we need to breathedeeply and slowly, filling our whole lungs with air. Take a rest,spread out on the bed and dedicate 30 minutes to slow, deepbreathing, inhaling through the nose and exhaling through the mouth.
Next, you need to socialize. Isolationis the last thing you need when you are facing problems. Thus,surround yourself with positive, creative and happy people and besuch yourself.
Also, introduce exercising in yourlife. This will keep you fit, in good shape and happy. Thus, you canonly benefit from such an activity. Three times a week, 30 minutesessions are more than enough for maintaining a healthy condition.Thus, bear this in mind.
Finally, make sure you organizeyourself well while working since this will give you plenty of timeand control over everything you do, leaving no chance for stress.Also, after every hard working day, do something nice for yourself.Take a walk, indulge into your favorite hobbies or, simply, daydreama bit, visiting your happy place where you can relax and think aboutpositive aspects of life you are bound to appreciate.