Reviewed By Ray Spotts
The way you live your life can affect the level of stress that you carry. Its much easier said than done, but finding a balance to your work, personal, and family life can be the key that unlocks the door to peace for many. Look at how you spend your time daily and find what really matters and what doesn't. Also be sure that you get enough sleep, because that's when your body recharges and recovers from daily stress.
According to a 2009 poll by the American Pain Foundation, 56% of people who have suffered from back pain or muscle strains over the past year said that it was made worse by stress over the economy.
Reviewed by: Ray Spotts
Manage Stress. If stress isn't properly controlled or managed, it can lead to further physiological damage like high blood pressure. This, in turn, will greatly exacerbate your chances of heart attack or stroke. Try starting with simple relaxation techniques like controlled breathing and meditation. Focus on each breath entering and exiting your lungs, and imagine your stress leaving you every time you exhale.
Reviewed by Ray Spotts
One way of combating stress that won’t cost you anything more than your time is meditation. Whether or not you have any of these kinds of conditions, you can feel the effects of meditation even if it’s just for five minutes a day. Just like with exercise though, the more you can do it, the better. There are many types of meditation, but whichever you choose, do it as often as possible. Whether it’s during the day, or when you lay down to go to sleep at night.