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Stress and Your Body

Elements Massage Chandler Village Nov 14, 2013

Stress is something that manifests itself differently for everyone.  Physically, stress often induces increased pulse rates, agitated stomachs, tension headaches, migraines, and heightened states of anxiety. Mentally, it’s typical to feel either scatterbrained, unable to accomplish the task at hand or else hyper-focused where you ignore everything but the main things that’s creating the stress for you. This can lead to a cycle of stress that can feel inescapable.

 

We’ve all experienced major life changes like moving, getting married, or starting new jobs that contribute to major periods of stress in life but at Elements Chandler Village we want to help you pay attention to the day-to-day stress that gently accumulates overtime and find ways to minimize everyday stress both for your mind and body.

 

Here are several tips to keep in mind for dealing with stress:

  • Simplify when possible
    Take a look at your life and examine aspects of your daily routine that contribute to your stress but aren’t essential to your well being. Eliminate these aspects and simplify.
  • Talk to yourself
    Talking to yourself in stressful situations can help you focus on what needs to be done and by walking yourself through, step-by-step, you can ensure that.
  • Talk to friends and family
    Oftentimes, a simple conversation with friends or family can help put your situation in perspective. As sounding boards, you’ll be surprised that when you share your woes, new solutions might be found.
  • Remove clutter
    By removing distractions or creating a clean work environment with only the matter at hand to concentrate on, it can help reduce feelings of being overwhelmed. Also, there’s something gratifying about organizing and getting rid of materials that are no longer needed!
  • Adopt positivity
    When actively deciding to adopt a more positive outlook on all things, your life will feel less stressful. That being said, this is not easy to do, especially when your default mode may be cynical or negative. If you work hard on looking at life’s pressures and opportunities instead of problems, it will go a long way.
  • Take care of yourself
    Taking care of yourself means a great many things.Whether getting enough sleep, eating right, exercising, being kinder to yourself, spending time alone, or pampering yourself, it’s important to do something that is just for you. Routine massage appointments are a great way to promote health and wellbeing while taking the mental break from stress to allow you to feel ready to take on the world.  

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