Stress is one of the main components of modern society. We take serious efforts into reducing, avoiding or getting rid of it. Especially if you’re a normally anxious person. I don’t have a prescribed solution, but there are a few simple things I try on a daily basis to fight stress.
You guys know this by now. But to fight stress, exercise is key. Not only it helps you feel all sorts of well, but it also helps reduce it. Why? Mainly because you’re releasing energy, endorphins and focusing on the sole activity of pushing your body to the next level.
I’m a serious advocate for getting up early, having develop quite a few habits that help me look forward to the morning. But since lately I struggle with the task, my stress levels go immediately up. I get a sense that the day has already gone past me if I don’t wake up around 7-8. Sometimes I’ll just stay in bed and work, but it feels so much better. And if you have a fixed sleeping schedule and can have those 8 hours, your body will better fight off any battles.
We have to commit to a better approach. I’ve been slacking on my diet and eating so much shit that my face is a warning. I’m getting pimples, zits, white spots. Whatever. Because I’m not eating how I should. Make sure you load up on the good stuff and lay off any processed foods.
Again, something we’ve discussed before. But knowing when to unplug is extremely important. Social media has a huge part on the way we fight stress. It can induce a higher intensity of it or relax us. On days we’re more susceptible, it’s going to affect us more. So make sure you know your limit and how to shut off when needed.