Stress kills – it’s the kind of thing that we’ve all heard countless times before, and it’s not just an empty saying. It’s actually a well-known fact that chronically elevated levels of the stress hormone cortisol can wreak havoc on your body in a variety of different ways, ranging from messing with your digestion, to massively weakening your immune system, leading to organ and tissue damage, and more.
But, even without looking at what different hormones may or may not be doing to you, it’s pretty clear that the sensation of stress doesn’t make life any more pleasant – and can cause you to become highly anxious, impulsive, restless, and unhappy.
So, here are a few tips for reducing stress in your life.
Act to address issues as soon as you notice them developing
Your stress levels are certainly going to be higher if you have a bunch of major problems to deal with, than they would be if you simply had to go through the motions of handling some fairly trivial chores.
The thing about serious issues is that it’s often possible to notice them developing well in advance, and to then nip them in the bud and prevent them from reaching their full, grisly, and unwelcome potential.
If your car’s DPF filter was to fail, for example, you would have a potentially major problem on your hands, especially if it failed on the motorway and you were forced to try and complete your journey in “limp mode.”
Clearly, getting some professional DPF Cleaning don in advance would be preferable to this situation.
It’s often not pleasant to have to deal with those irritating little chores that can keep you from having to face far more stressful situations later on. But, the more you’re able to do this, the smoother your life will be.
Pay attention to your sleep and nutrition
Just as particular situations in your life can cause stress, so too can certain physical situations that relate directly to the functioning of your body.
Certain nutrient deficiencies are common even in modern developed countries – and these can often be devastating when it comes to things like your ability to manage stress. Likewise, it’s a well-known fact that people who are sleep deprived are significantly less resilient to stress, as well.
Pay attention to your sleep and nutrition. Make sure that you are getting enough of all the essential vitamins and minerals, and seriously strive to get as much sleep as you need in order to feel rested.
Stop listening to too many critics
It’s difficult not to be stressed if you are constantly bombarded by negative rhetoric, snarky comments, rants, and hyper-critical statements, on a regular basis.
Unfortunately, even if the people you voluntarily surround yourself with on a daily basis aren’t like this, there’s a good chance that you will still get more than your fair share of this kind of “content” courtesy of your social media feeds, and the Internet at large.
Stop listening to too many critics. Remove yourself from the places where they congregate and speak, and there’s a good chance your stress levels will rapidly diminish almost overnight.