We all live in a very stressful world, but there are easy ways to manage stress naturally. I have experienced a fair share of stress and know first hand its deadly effects. Stress is the silent killer that brings on diseases, weight gain, it’s aging and dehydrating, breaks down relationships and much more.
I have gone through a bad marriage breakup, a heavy depression, severe adrenal fatigue, crippling Rheumatoid Arthritis, I have had a house fire where I lost everything, lost jobs, was homeless and lived in cheap motel, had clothes taken from me… All of that within last 5 years and it was very stressful. But I decided that my circumstances will NOT control how I feel. I realized I had the power to control how I react to stress. Lack of money and depression will have no control over my life. I decided I will manage stress rather than give into it!
And so can you, with these 5 easy steps:
Manage Stress Naturally in 5 Easy Steps
1. Embrace the Sunrise
2. Be the Hero, Not the Victim
3. Become a Minimalist
4. Walk Your Way Out
Get in a habit of regular outdoor exercise. It will make all the difference in the world. Outdoor exercise brings the stress level down, helps you forget about your troubles, produces positive thought patterns, promotes clarity of the brain necessary for problem solving, and promotes the feeling of happiness and content. The oxygen boosts your brain activity, fresh air beats depression and exercise produces the feel-good hormone serotonin. So get walking, jogging, biking. You can beat that stress: get your butt moving and walk it out.
5. Believe and Don’t Give Up
Believe in The Higher Power. Take the load off your shoulders, you don’t have to carry it all yourself. Pray and believe. Meditate. Believe you’re not alone, believe that God can help. Just ask. It grows patience, it grows faith, it peaces you out. I believe in God and He promised to take care of me and help me out in hard times. He does just that. Believe and don’t give up.
What are your ways of dealing with stress naturally? Share your thoughts in the comment below!