Little Things You Can Do To Reduce Stress

Stress is not what happens to us. It's our response to what happens. And response is something we can choose. ~ Maureen Killoran.

Stress Reduction

Life is full of challenges and we all get stressed from time to time. The moment you start doing little things to reduce stress you will feel the benefits almost instantly.

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Long-term effects of stress:

  • Long-term high levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, depresses the immune system, so we’re more susceptible to getting sick.
  • Energy levels and moods are affected by fluctuating blood sugar levels.
  • Stress increases levels of cholesterol in the blood.
  • The digestive system becomes strained and has trouble absorbing the nutrients in our food.
  • Cortisol is linked to weight gain.
  • We don’t sleep well or get enough hours of sleep so our bodies never have time to recharge.
  • Stress affects hormones which can cause mood swings, anxiety and depression.

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Managing stress comes down to a handful of critical elements: maintaining perspective, exercising, opening up, welcoming feedback, streamlining,
and recharging.

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Wouldn’t it be better to prevent unnecessary stress rather than scramble to manage excessive stress once it’s out of control and wracking havoc on your body, brain, and emotions?

It’s not possible to remove stress completely, and you wouldn’t want to. Stress is a natural response to potentially dangerous events. And positive stress, known as “eustress,” keeps you moving through challenges towards your goals.

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