Not Your Regular, Superficial Stress Tips – Part Two
As we already mentioned in part one of this series, there are some great ways to manage the stress in your life that you can try starting right now. Some people struggle with anti-anxiety medication when stress gets to be too much. However, most people can manage their stress levels on their own. Here are some more stress relieving tips that you may want to consider to keep your life under control.
Learn Effective Communication Tools
One way that you can keep the stress in your life down is by communicating with those who are an active part of your life. If you can set limits and effectively communicate those limits with those around you, you can limit how many stressors you add into your life. The more effectively you communicate with others, the fewer issues you will have hanging over your head.
Indulge in Dark Chocolate
You do not want to go overboard when you indulge in sweets, but when it comes to dark chocolate, you should have a small bit each day. It helps relieve your tension and keeps your mind alert. Dark chocolate also lowers your stress hormones, which allows you to mange whatever negative comes your way more effectively. Research has even been done to prove that dark chocolate is effective at keeping hormones in check. This means you should go out of your way to indulge, just a little bit, each day.
Hire a Life Coach
When life starts getting the better of you, then you may want to hire someone that can look at your life from an objective standpoint. A life coach can help you develop positive life strategies that can get all aspects of your life in line. You can find an individual spiritual coach to boost your faith in yourself and everything around you. Plus, you can also find an individual to help provide emotional support when life starts to get the better of you. The best option you have is to find an individual that can provide you with all of these benefits in one place.
Watch Your Diet
What you eat can have a huge impact on how much stress you feel, and how it impacts your life. Some foods are great at helping you feel good despite being under a lot of stress, while other foods make it to where your body feels even more stress. You want to avoid foods like heavy proteins and fats as they increase the negatives in your life. Start including more complex carbohydrates like oats and whole grains to begin feeling better. These take a long time for your body to break them down. This allows your body to get what it needs out of the foods and regulate your hormones.
There are many different things that you can do to keep stress down. The more of these suggestions you adopt, the more control you will have over your stress levels. Stress does not have the right to dictate how you live your life. It is time for you to take back control.