5 Ways to
Cope with Stress
These are the healthiest, most effective ways to manage stress and get to living a healthy lifestyle.
With a pandemic unfolding, job insecurity on the rise, and limited access to our favorite people and activities, it’s safe to say that we’re all pretty stressed out right now. Sure, we want to know the ideal ways to deal with stress because it’s fatiguing, distracting and uncomfortable. But even more taxing than the temporary effects are the lasting havocs stress can wreak on overall health. You see, our bodies were designed to take stress in small doses, and when we keep our mind and bodies at elevated stress levels, without real relief, internal problems arise.
Coping with Stress
You can blame this on the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis which releases an endocrine stress response when a body perceives a situation to be difficult, threatening, or unmanageable. The result is an over-production of the “stress hormone,” or, more scientifically stated, one of the glucocorticoids, cortisol. This constant elevation of cortisol will then cause greater health concerns like poor hormone function, weight gain, sleep disturbances, anxiety, depression, sexual dysfunction, headaches, digestive issues and mind, body, and soul unbalance.
Good thing is, there’s plenty of simple coping mechanisms for stress control so that you can avoid these unpleasant repercussions. Equipping yourself with holistic stress management strategies will help you to properly manage stress and get you back on track to living a healthy lifestyle. With that being said, here are five stress management skills that will help you out of this crisis, and every crisis after that.
1. Use CBD Oil daily
CBD is a legal, naturally occurring substance that’s used in oil and edible products for a relaxing and calming effect. Unlike delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the major active ingredient in marijuana, CBD is not psychoactive. Numerous studies and personal reviews explain that CBD can have a positive impact on people suffering from daily stress, generalized anxiety disorders, PTSD, and OCD. As an antipsychotic, anticonvulsant, anti-inflammatory, and neuroprotective, it’s therapeutic effects can eliminate stress-induced heart palpitation for some. Just a few drops of CBD oil can help calm yourself down after a stressful day, both safely and legally.
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2. Get Vitamin B12 Injections on a regular basis
High levels of stress can wipe out your body’s B vitamins storage while it decreases the amount of nutrients you’re trying to absorb from food and supplements. Since B vitamins are essential for adaptogenic purposes and for a happy and healthy nervous and circulatory system, low B12 is a big problem. And you definitely want a healthy nervous system so that you can combat stress better and not overproduce cortisol, the stress hormone mentioned above. Thus, adding vitamin B12 injections to your health regimen is crucial to coping with stress.
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3. Try a Peptide Therapy that’s customized to you
Peptide Therapy is the targeted use of peptides to produce a desired result in the body. Though small, peptides play a big role in how you think, look, and feel as they are responsible for all the ways your mind and body function. Peptide Therapy will give you the same benefits you would receive with HGH Therapy by increasing the hormone production lost through stress and teaching your body to repair itself, without the hormonal side effects (and at a fraction of the price). Peptide Therapy is at the forefront of functional medicine as from the incredible strides it makes in reducing stress-related symptoms and the reversing of their damage. It not only provides many benefits in stress regeneration, but also in weight loss, anti-aging, cognitive function, and increased immunity, all while showing improvement in mood imbalance, sexual health, and sleep – some of the most common symptoms of stress.
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5. Keep these self-help stress relief strategies in mind.
Know when to say ‘no’
Sometimes we just have too much on our plate because we don’t want to disappoint anyone. But your body needs rest and relaxation to replenish its natural energy. Rather than taking on every invitation and responsibility, ask yourself: Are the benefits of doing this worth the potential stress? And when the answer is no, stay in, guilt-free.
Make time for journaling and other forms of reflection
Buy yourself a journal and write down your stressful thoughts, what you’re grateful for, and the positivity happening all around you. Taking time to reflect on your feelings and the information you’re processing can be calming to the entire body, especially the mind. Even just a few minutes a day can make a world’s difference for managing stress.
Take a break
Time off from work could be your answer to managing stress at work. It’s crucial to take time away from your everyday tasks and slow down enough to receive restoration. During a pandemic, it’s not exactly possible to book a true vacation getaway, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take a vacation from home. Schedule those PTO days and give yourself a self-care spa day at home, or go camping for the weekend at a nearby park.
Commit to regular exercise
Create an exercise program that gets your body moving everyday and stick to it. Luckily, both high-impact (kickboxing) and low-impact (yoga) activities can reduce the mental and physical impact stress holds. So dust off that home gym and get to sweating out those pent up emotions and worries. The extra endorphins are a bonus point!
Spend more time outside
Nature has the power to heal in many ways that scientists and psychologists are still trying to figure out. It seems as if we feel an instant release when we take a step outside. So whether you enjoy bike rides through the trees, long walks on the beach, or reading on a park bench, do it more and lean into that peaceful feeling.
Practice meditation and/or prayer
Studies show that people who engage in spiritual or religious experiences tend to be healthier than those who don’t. With or without religion, you can activate your relaxation response through intentional breathing and a basic meditation practice. With so many mobile apps, YouTube videos, and blogs on breathing and meditation exercises, there’s no reason to not try its mental stress reducing abilities.