How to De-stress Yourself

Life isn’t always easy! We all have stress from one thing or another. Often times we suffer from stress that comes from multiple things in our life. Whether it’s health issues, work related, relationship problems, car trouble, financial burdens, our child misbehaving or trying to juggle hundreds of things in one day our stress tends to build up on daily basis. It’s important that we take the time to de-stress so that it doesn’t effect our health.

There are many things you can do to help de-stress but you need to take the time for yourself to do it. We’re all busy but remember you deserve at least an hour a day for yourself. It will help improve your focus and allow you to logically think about your issues instead of stressing about them.

Go for a walk
Read a book
Write in a journal
Take a hot bath
Watch a movie
Take a spa break
Meditate
Spend time with a pet
Take up yoga
Go fishing

If your schedule is packed with deadlines, appointments, meetings and tasks it’s bound to be stressful. Learn to say no! Life is too short to always be go, go, go. Find a balance in your life so you have time for yourself and your family.

If you’re feeling really overwhelmed learn to focus on one task at a time instead of trying to do everything at once and multitasking. It’s less stressful and effective.

For more great ideas read:
15 Easy Ways to De-Stress This Year, No Matter Where You Are

One Easy Step to Improve Your Health

The easiest thing we can do to improve our health is to stay hydrated. Most people often drink very little water each day and are constantly dehydrated. There are many negative effects of dehydration including fatigue, hunger, headache, constipation, kidney problems, decreased urine output, low blood pressure, mental confusion and trouble focusing to name a few. Water is a key factor in maintaining good health. Water helps move nutrients through and waste out of the body. It protects cells as they move through blood and lubricates other organs such as the eyes and mouth. Drinking water helps maintain the balance of body fluids. Try to drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of fluid a day. Be sure to drink water before and after exercising. If you don’t like water try adding your own natural flavors such as lemon, lime, mint or cucumber. To help get into a routine always carry a water bottle with you when your out or at work. There are phone apps that let you keep track of how many glasses you’re drinking throughout the day. Give it a try for your health!

Benefits of Drinking Water Include:

  • Weight Loss
  • Prevents Headaches / Migraines
  • Flush Toxins
  • Reduce Your Risk Of Heart Attack
  • Cushion And Lube Your Joints And Muscles
  • Improve Your Skin and Helps You Look Younger
  • Better Focus and Clarity
  • Fuels Your Muscles
  • Helps Digestion and Constipation
  • Less Cramps and Sprains
  • Relieves Fatigue
  • Good Mood
  • Reduce Your Risk Of Disease And Infection