Time to Take Care During Stress Awareness Month

Time to Take Care During Stress Awareness Month

If you’re like most people, you deal with your own fair share of stress most days. And that doesn’t really seem fair at all! Especially when you consider that chronic stress can negatively impact our health, sending blood pressure soaring and causing our hearts to work harder.

Whether it’s a bully for a boss, a horrific commute, mounting bills, or problems in your marriage, stress is a part of life we really can’t get away from. But there are things we can do to eliminate the effects of stress on our minds and body:

Let Go

Sometimes stress comes from wanting to control everyone and every event in our lives. But this simply isn’t possible. Recognizing you don’t have control over everything and just letting go can often bring profound relief.

Breathe Deeply

Taking slow, deep breaths gets you out of fight or flight mode and puts you into rest and digest mode. Our bodies cannot heal and repair when we are in constant states of fight or flight, only when we are in rest and relax mode. Whenever you feel stressed, take three deep, slow breaths in… hold it for a count of three… and exhale… Guaranteed you feel instantly calm and relaxed and you will help your body heal itself.

Make Self-Care a Priority

When we’re stressed it’s easy to make poor lifestyle choices that only lead to poor health outcomes. Be sure to make self-care a priority by eating right, drinking plenty of pure water, and getting enough sleep and exercise each day.

Practice Meditation

Mindfulness meditation is one of the best ways to calm your mind and keep it peaceful throughout the day. There are plenty of Youtube videos that will help you begin your practice.

Stress Awareness month is in April and there is no better way to celebrate it than to take care of yourself!

Sheila Simchon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She provides support to individuals struggling with life and looking for personal growth, couples looking to strengthen their relationship, and families looking to cope with stressful transitions that impact the family as a whole.

With dedicated passion, Sheila utilizes a holistic therapeutic approach that works with every client to maximize their potential and offer individualized guidance to support & empower for success – in education, career, and life.

For more information, visit: https://caringtherapistsofbroward.com/staff/sheila-simchon-lcsw/

 

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