Irritability, pessimism, lack of self-control, fatigue, etc., are the consequences of stress. In order for this phenomenon dubbed the "century old" no longer to affect your thoughts, emotions, behavior and health, it is important to learn to let go. Many solutions exist. Discover some of them in this guide.
Better understand what stress is
Overload of work, small unforeseen events, traffic jams, etc., are situations that cause anxiety. Also, the body tries to adapt to what happens in order to be able to react with the outside world. This is the stress.
To do this, the brain triggers the production of hormones called catecholamines or adrenaline which will change breathing and increase heart rate, body temperature and blood pressure. The body is therefore in a state of alert and is ready to react.
If the situation persists, the body enters a phase of resistance, which triggers the production of other hormones: glucocorticoids or cortisol. They will cause blood sugar levels to fluctuate to give the muscles, heart and brain the energy they need to cope with the situation.
If the stressful situation continues for even longer, the body produces more stress hormones and eventually becomes exhausted. It is the state of chronic stress. Thus, it is essential to deal with stress quickly to avoid slipping into depression and insomnia.
Knowing how to react to stress
Whatever your source of stress, it's important to react quickly. Take back control of your life with these tips.
Adopt the "positive attitude"
So, you've heard this refrain a million times that you're skeptical about its effectiveness? However, being positive about a more or less difficult situation is the best way to reduce stress. What you need to do is stop dramatizing any problem. Learn how to tell the difference between a little hassle and a big problem. By remaining optimistic and learning to put things into perspective, you will be better equipped to face your daily life.
Optimize time management
Learning to deal with stress is learning to organize yourself. To avoid getting overwhelmed with a ton of tasks at once and stressing out afterwards, take the time to plan your day the day before. To do this, write down all the things you need to do in your calendar in order of importance. Remember to give yourself breaks.
Channel your stress through laughter
One of the best ways to relieve stress is to just laugh. Indeed, when a person laughs, their body produces the hormones for happiness: endorphins. This therefore allows access to an almost instant sensation of well-being. Also, do not hesitate to do laughter yoga which is very effective in relieving stress.
To overcome stress, don't hesitate to exercise. Indeed, practice a physical activity allows you to channel your energy. Just focusing on your body means you don't have to think about anything else.