Dealing with everyday stress at work, at home, and in your personal life can be exhausting. Feeling stressed and depressed can cause you to isolate yourself from the outside world. It’s important that you nurture yourself to stay connected to family and friends. If you are feeling anxious and stressed at the moment, please go through the following tips to help you cope in this pressured time:
I know, it takes a long time to whip up a salad, and getting yourself a quick burger at the nearest Take Away joint is so much more convenient. Regardless of this fact, it’s important that you focus on staying healthy (especially when you get older). Eat a balanced diet and if possible, do some exercising. Meal prep on Sundays so that you have cooked meals for the week, and engage in some physical activities at least 3 times a week (you don’t have to hit the gym at full force. A simple fast walk around the neighborhood or a few laps in the swimming pool will do).
AVOID SUBSTANCE ABUSE
A big mistake some people make is they use alcohol or drugs to cope with their stresses. Needless to say, abusing any kind of addictive substance is not good for your health and it doesn’t help you cope with any stress. As a matter of fact, it adds on to your stress pile – affecting your sleep, relationships, and health. Find other healthier ways to cope with stress instead of drowning your sorrows in a bottle of whiskey.
TALK TO SOMEONE & TAKE A BREAK
Find a friend you can talk to. Letting it all out is part of dealing with anxiety. It can be difficult to open up, but sharing your fears with a friend may give you the answers you’ve been so seeking. We’ve emerged into an age where we have to work harder than ever to make ends meet. Give yourself a break. If you’ve been working non-stop for months, it’s time that you switched off your mind – this includes any emails or work phone calls, too. Go into nature or go swimming in the ocean. As long as you take some much needed – me time!
SEEK OUT PROFESSIONAL HELP
If you feel like depression is taking over your life you can seek out professional help. Seeing a therapist or psychiatrist is nothing to be ashamed of, and asking for help is important in us healing and staying mentally healthy. I would like to add to this article, that finding someone to share your life with can help you cope and deal with stress. If you’re not happy with your job, your relationship, or your location. Make a change! NOW! Finding a spouse on GoMarry.com will give you the much-needed support and encouragement to help you cope with everyday anxiety. Marriage is a team sport and both players should carry responsibilities and help each other through tough times.
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