5 Tips to Break the Stress Cycle in 2014

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We all feel overwhelmed at times. On a daily basis, stressors surround us, either at home or work and definitely on the route in between. But not all stress is bad. Since every threat or challenge represents a stress, most of them get us going and moving forward. But let’s talk about the stress that affects and actually undermines our health.

Health is a wholesome concept: mind, body and soul. When we succumb to the pressures of stress, we sleep less, our muscles tense, our heart rates go up and our immune and digestive systems slow down. Then it’s all downhill from there. If you would like help in dealing with stress you may want to use cbd oil. If this is something that interests you and you would like further information then it may be in your best interests to have a look at TheCBDinsider.com for help. Before making any decisions, you may want to consult with a doctor first.

It’s a cycle that, if it doesn’t drive you forward, should be broken before it runs you over. Just keep in mind that it is not the stressor itself that matters, but rather how you feel about it, which is your gateway to start dealing with it.

You are responsible for your own actions and you can never change anybody else’s


Remember that nothing and nobody can make you feel or do anything. But you can ask yourself if you can change the situation; if yes, think of positive ways to do that. Sometimes things cannot be changed, like illness and the passing away of a loved one. Accepting such facts is not giving up. It is simply a coping mechanism that helps you manage how to react.

Change your attitude to gratitude


The beauty is in the details: the little things we sometimes overlook. So look around in times of stress and notice something beautiful. It will shift your mindset to a better state for better stress management. And a great mood changer is of course breathing. Deep breathing helps you relax and heightens your senses so that you appreciate the world, once thought to be troublesome.

Get on the move


Walk, run, bike and dance or work out. Go outdoors, connect with nature, feel the sun on your skin and take deep breaths and release those uplifting hormones that give you clarity. Only then can you relax and truly start working to overcome the stress.

Learn more about yourself


A new year is approaching and I urge everyone to make it a self exploratory one. Know your likes, dislikes, what makes you happy and what makes you tick. Eliminate yourself as much as you can from stressful situations. Express yourself more often. Sharing helps you deal in rough times. Set aside “me” time every day when you can just relax, breathe, do something you enjoy and sometimes just think.

Look at the big picture


No matter how stressed out you might be, the world out there continues its motion and is waiting for you to join its beauty and add yours.

WE SAID THIS: Happy New Year, everybody!