Coping with Stress

Coping with stress is something we all have to deal with at some point.

In many cases stress is often put to the back of our minds, especially when we are dealing with it so sometimes it can be hard to realise that you are stressed.

 

Here are the main symptoms to look out for:

Anxiousness

Irritability

Low self-esteem

Racing thoughts

Constantly worrying

Going over things in your head

Losing your temperature easily

Drinking more

Acting unreasonably

Headaches

Muscle tension

Dizziness

 

If you are consistently stressed or stressed for a long period of time it can have a negative effect on your immune system and cause you to sick. Our Beta Glucan can help with this, however in order to live a healthy life-style you need to fix the core problem.

 

Find your trigger

Stress can be caused by a whole array of different things from work and relationships to money trouble. If there is one thing that is consistently causing you stress then you are half way to dealing with it. As stress is such a personal thing, there is no one method to deal with it. However there are some things you can do to help.

Methods for dealing with stress

 

There is no one method of coping with stress, however the following can help to relieve it.

Exercise – Exercising boosts your immune system and helps release endorphins to help you feel happier and more positive.

Realise that it’s ok to be stressed- The more you become anxious about being stressed and letting everything get on top of you, the more stressed you will become.

Talk to people – Lack of communication is often the cause of stress, so talking things through can help immensely. It’s also important to talk to close friends and family members too, they will often help you to think of solutions or just take your mind off of your problems for a moment.

Be selfish – With work taking up so much time nowadays, it’s important to take some time out for yourself to relax and socialise. Not having enough time for yourself often affects your sleeping patterns, making you tired causing everything to build up and make you stressed.

Challenge yourself – Challenging yourself helps you become more confident and equips you with a positive attitude that makes it harder for you to become stressed.

Tackle the cause of your problems – Don’t rely on alcohol or smoking to help with stress. It can cause more problems that it fixes.

Help others- Helping others always boosts positive feeling and may make a difference in the other persons life too.

Accept you can’t do everything – Prioritise the most important tasks. Don’t expect to do everything at once or you risk spending too much time working and risk getting more stressed.

 

If you are consistently getting stressed and none of these tips help, visit your doctor.