Almost every ailment known to mankind is affected in one way or another due to the presence of stress, usually detrimental. While knowing that a high stress level is not good for your general state of health and can make other conditions worsen, knowing ways to effectively reduce stress can often be elusive. we live in a fast moving culture, but if you take few minutes and reflect on the following tips, finding breathing room and lower blood pressure can be simplified greatly.
Proper breathing control. Of course you have heard the saying “take a deep breath.” Getting Oxygen into the lungs in adequate amounts physically reduces stress on the body as well as feeds the mental capability needed to deal with processing efficiency. Thoughts can become clearer and oxygen to the muscles can bring relaxation to the body, allowing you to relax. Learning to control your breathing can also come in handy if you happen to react to stress in a vascular manner. Taking a few deep breaths can make all the difference between an inconvenience and a panic attack.
Emotional issues and conflict continuance is a common stress factor. Unresolved emotional tensions whether in the home or career centered are often causes of high stress, and if not dealt with can lead to more serious mental and physical health issues ranging from increased risk of heart disease to suicide. Keeping healthy social relationships and allowing yourself creative expression are also great stress reducers. Happy people are not heavily affected by stress and happy people are those with healthy mental outlooks and habits.
Create change. Sometimes a simple change of scenery, pattern of behavior, or just a night on the town is needed to get you out of a stressful rut. The day to day drag of never-ending responsibility without a change can lead to minor depression and leave you with a feeling of frustration that is likely to physiologically stressful. Variety is the spice of life, and if we enjoy life, even if stress is still present, it is less likely to grip us than if we are in stupor of dissatisfaction.
While these tips might not seem like the cutting edge of health science, they are proven, effective, and simple to follow. Who needs something else complicated to stress over? Take a walk in the park, or curl up with a good book instead of watching television for a change. It is sometimes the little things that make the biggest difference.