Top 4 Ways to Beat Stress
According to the American Psychological Association, 75% of adults admit to experiencing stress on a regular basis. And within that 75%, the levels of stress vary quite a lot, with a large portion experiencing high stress.
Stress can leave you with all sorts of issues, ranging from lack of sleep to unusual eating habits, and so much more in between.
Not to mention, issues with your veins. Stress can really do a number on things that affect your vein health, including your weight and circulation issues. On top of that, stress can cause you to lose progress in your vein treatment plan. It oftentimes leaves people more sedentary which means your veins are can suffer while you sit.
In short, stress is something that could be at the top of your priority list to deal with because the effects of stress will trickle down to every aspect of your life.
Though the thought of dealing with stress may be daunting, we are here to help.
Below we’ve outlined the top ways to beat stress that will leave you and your veins feeling much better.
4 Simple Steps to Effectively Relieve Stress
1. Step away from the source
Sometimes getting rid of stress can be as simple as taking a break from whatever is the source of your stress. Does a project at work have you worked up? Are you in a fight with someone who just really has your stress levels skyrocketing? Whatever the cause of your stress is, it’s a good idea to take a few steps back and let things cool off a bit.
Go for a walk, meditate for a few minutes — find a way that works for you to step away from the stress and we guarantee you’ll be feeling better.
Not only will it give you a chance to physically or mentally put some distance between the stress which will make it less of a priority, but it will also give you an opportunity to look at the stress from a new perspective. And this can be what saves you from your stress.
You may feel a bit skeptical about meditation, but studies continue to come out about how meditation can help with both anxiety and stress. Check out this study on meditation and mental stress conducted by Harvard Medical School.
With proven evidence, it’s hard to just brush something off as being a possible solution to your stress problems. Especially when that solution is such a simple thing.
You don’t need to completely change your habits and life. You don’t have to spend a bunch of money or time. In fact, all you need is 10 minutes of silence a day to meditate, and you’ll see improvement in your stress levels.
This approach is not necessarily going to immediately rid you of stress, but it will, over time, make a difference that is more than worth your 10 minutes a day. Chances are good you’ll find yourself meditating for more than 10 minutes once you get the hang of things, and that is great! The more time you have to tune out of the outside world and tune into yourself a day, the better.
3. Get moving
Whether you have time to do a full workout routine, or just 20 minutes to take a walk, getting up and getting moving is one of the best ways to beat stress.
Exercise releases endorphins, which will help your mind deal with stress better. We aren’t going to say it will melt the stress away, but it will certainly give you a better mindset from which you can deal with your stress.
Make it a habit to move for at least 20 minutes every day, and do more when you can. Do not overexert and harm yourself, but do push your body to stay active and you’ll see your stress levels, well… level out.
4. Ask for help
Sometimes stress can be too much to handle on your own. And don’t be afraid to ask for help.
By sharing your stress and worries with others, you are getting it off your chest, and you will feel the relief. However, be careful with who you’re choosing to help you — make sure it is someone that makes you feel relaxed and will not just make your stressful situation full of more stress.
Have a go-to list of people to turn to during times of stress, and you will feel much calmer when that stress does strike.
It is inevitable that stress is going to happen to all of us at some point in our lives. Some people seem to have more stress than others, and some have it on a more consistent basis than others, but regardless of your stress levels, you need to have a plan for when it sneaks its way into your life.
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