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My Top 3 Ways To Relieve Stress

My Top 3 Stress Relief Tips

Stress affects everyone. Some more than others. Millions of people suffer from illnesses that cannot be explained and are tied back to stress. For years, I suffered from anxiety, insomnia, and constipation due to a high level of stress in my life. I sought my local family physician for years in search of some type of relief. Nothing worked, and for a little of 10 years, I became used to living a stressed life as if it were a normal way of life. It was not until I focused on these three things that my life started to improve. Here are my top three ways to relieve stress.

Day by day, my life has improved tremendously. I looked into natural or alternative methods to resolve my problems. Not only do these simple things work, but they are so simple and easy to implement in anyone’s life. I must state that I am no doctor, and am in no way telling anyone not to seek medical attention when they feel it is needed.

Staying Hydrated for Stress Relief

I know you will say…..yeah yeah, how many times have I heard this? I said the same thing as well. However, I can promise you once I really focused on how much water I was drinking, I was shocked that it wasn’t as much as I thought. Some days I was only getting 2 cups of water. When I increased my water intake to 12 cups a day minimum, I saw an increase in focus and less fatigue within a few days. Being hydrated is a great stress relief.

Drink water

Exercise the Stress Away

Exercise not only played a key role in my stress reduction, but it helped me with my overall self-esteem. When I started exercising, my energy levels soared. At first, I was exercising at night, doing a 40 minute Zumba DVD routine. Now I get up and exercise at 7:30 a.m. and do a mix of 20 minutes of cardio and 30 -40 minutes of weight training. I went from waking up tired and getting fatigued before 12 p.m., to waking up feeling rested and have the energy to conquer my task through the day. The added self-esteem boost is a bonus. I find myself checking myself out in the mirror and smiling.

exercise for stress relief

Get Adequate Sleep To Relieve Stress

It goes without saying that a sleep-deprived person is a cranky person. When I was missing out on sleep, I would awake tired and less focused. It also didn’t take very long for me to get irritated with anything, including my work and family. Since making exercise a priority in my life, I drink much more water, and yes…sleep better. I may get to bed around 11 p.m. and get up now between 6-7 am. Overall, I have much more energy, and when working, I am much more focused on the task that I am doing. I am more than sure that everyone in my family appreciates the improvement in my health as well as the huge improvement in my attitude.

sleeping sloth


What are some natural ways to relieve stress?

Stress can be relieved naturally using a variety of methods, such as exercise, meditation, deep breathing, getting enough sleep, spending time in nature, engaging in creative activities, connecting with loved ones, and drinking tea or other herbal remedies. These methods can help to reduce anxiety, lower cortisol levels, and promote relaxation and well-being.

How can I manage stress in my daily life?

To manage stress in your daily life, you can try various methods such as practicing relaxation techniques like deep breathing, meditation, or yoga. It’s also essential to maintain a healthy lifestyle by eating a balanced diet, getting enough sleep, and exercising regularly. Additionally, try to identify and avoid triggers that cause you stress and practice time-management techniques to prioritize self care.

What are some signs and symptoms of stress?

Signs and symptoms of stress may include physical, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral changes, such as headaches, muscle tension, difficulty sleeping, irritability, anxiety, and changes in appetite or mood. Other signs may include a lack of energy or motivation, feelings of being overwhelmed, and difficulty concentrating. It is important to recognize these signs and take steps to manage stress before it leads to more serious health problems.

What are some long-term effects of stress?

Long-term effects of stress can be physical and mental health problems, including high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, anxiety, depression, and sleep disorders. Stress can also impair cognitive function, leading to memory problems and difficulties with concentration and decision-making. It can also impact the immune system, making individuals more susceptible to illnesses and infections.

My Top 3 Stress Relief Tips

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