Learn How To Cure Stress, Anxiety Naturally And Have A Happy Life

Dr. Purushothaman
October 4, 2013

Stress is a silent enemy. You don't know you are already stressed-out until you manifest several of its symptoms such as irritability, irritable bowel syndrome, and lack of focus and to some extent panic or anxiety attacks. This can affect one's work and personal relationships. Get your life back by treating stress fast and naturally.

What is Stress?

Stress is the body's response to pressure - deadlines, loss of a loved one or loss of a job, piling debts, and a host of other life situations that affect the individual in a serious way. This can occur later months after losing a loved one or a job, hence afflicted individuals fail to associate the symptoms to stress.

Individuals going through difficult times find themselves physically drained, tired, and anxious. They instinctively fight or flee the stress. These are common reactions to stress. Stress if left without treatment, can lead to serious health problems. The best way to deal with stress is to recognize the symptoms and deal with them appropriately.

It is a big mistake to think that the only way to treat stress is to take drugs. Unfortunately taking these drugs over a period of time can cause negative repercussions on one's health. Instead of treating the main cause of the stress, the drugs provide temporary relief and sometime cause dependency or addiction.

Treat Stress Naturally

Instead of relying on over-the-counter prescription pills, explore natural treatments for stress. One way to start treating stress is changing your lifestyle. Regular exercise and a healthy diet can help the body deal with stress. Apart from the exercise and healthy diet routine, one must avoid the stressors. If your job demands too much of your time and daily deadlines are part of the job, it is about time you also reassess your work style. A rest might do the trick but once back to work, the vicious cycle starts a new one.

Fix your schedule and if you have to change your sleeping habits to meet the demands of the workday, start going to bed earlier. This will take some time but over some time, your body will adjust to the new schedule.

So what do you do to get your life back? One way to deal with stress naturally is to eliminate the situations that cause the stress. If your finances are the root cause of your stress, put your finances in order by going through your bills and debts. Prioritise pressing bills and talk to your creditor. Although this won't magically eliminate the problem, taking control of your finances, no matter how bleak the prospects can help you manage your financial situation.

If the stress is caused by a sudden attack of fear over flying and driving your car, avoid taking flights and driving your car for the time being. You must not however avoid these situations altogether. Face your fears one day at a time and teach your mind to think positively. You must learn to accept that there are things beyond your control. Instead of dwelling of these negative thoughts, think of the best things in life that happened to you and start thinking outward - think of your loved ones and imagine what would make them happy. Knowing what would make them happy and doing the things that would make them happy steers your mind off negative thoughts and keeps you busy on another level.

Slow down your pace. It's time to smell the flowers and appreciate the things around you. Slowly but surely, the stress symptoms will disappear; you get back your life and start living a happy and healthy life.

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