Life can be stressful. With day-to-day tasks both personal and professional, it can feel impossible to keep up with it all and, most importantly, relax. For many people, this stress continuously builds and leads to feelings of unease. You are not alone. A recent Gallup Poll study found that 8 out of 10 Americans are affected by chronic stress. Burnout resulting from chronic stress was officially recognized as a disease by the World Health Organization in 2019. Additionally, stress has a negative impact on your immune system and reduces your body’s ability to fight infections.
Whether you suffer from occasional or chronic stress, the following five strategies can help you find calm when practiced regularly.
- Develop a morning ritual
- Focus on Gratitude
- Distance yourself from Energy Vampires
- Notice Internal Judgements
- Cultivate your body’s innate Capacity to Heal
Develop a morning ritual
Set your alarm 30-60 minutes earlier than usual to focus on preparing your mind and body for the day ahead. This could include meditation, exercising, yoga, or affirming your personal goals. Anything that helps you center and balance yourself works…not catching up on e-mails or household chores! This may be tough at the beginning, but over time this will be a natural part of your daily routine.
Focus on Gratitude
When we’re going through a stressful time in our lives, it can be easy to focus on what’s going wrong at the expense of everything that’s going right. Finding a moment of stillness each day to reflect on the things that we are grateful for or looking forward to can help restore a balanced perspective.
Distance yourself from Energy Vampires
Energy vampires are people or situations that intentionally or unintentionally drain your emotional energy. It’s important to set boundaries and become comfortable with saying “no” or removing yourself from these energy draining situations. This does not mean having a lack of empathy, but taking back control in managing our energy levels so that we can be our best.
Notice Internal Judgements
Often times the harshest criticism we face is self-inflicted. Nothing leads to feelings of stress and unease like constant self-judgement. Pay attention to your thought patterns and ask yourself what you would tell a friend if you heard them saying this about themselves. Be as kind to yourself as you would be to others.
Cultivate your body’s innate Capacity to Heal
Our bodies are powerful. Their innate capacity to heal and sustain themselves is incredible. However, we need to cultivate this by supporting the natural functions of our body. Whether making sure that you’re drinking enough water each day to powering your body’s processes through our range of Healist Advanced Naturals products, it’s important to nurture and give your own body the attention it deserves so it can function as it should.
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